Weekly Wrap-Up
Week of November 1, 2021
FedRAMP Update
Sen. Peters Debuts Bill to Codify, Fund FedRAMP
(MeriTalk) Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation this week to make permanent the General Service Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and ensure that Federal agencies can quickly and securely adopt cloud technologies.
CISA and DISA Updates
CISA Tells Agencies to Fix Hundreds of Software Flaws, Prep for Future Vulnerabilities
(CyberScoop) The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is ordering federal agencies to patch nearly 300 known, exploited vulnerabilities in a directive published Wednesday.
3 Takeaways from DISA’s Forecast to Industry Day
(Federal News Network) Cloud providers selected for the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract will have to pass a cybersecurity test similar to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) regime, according to the Department of Defense’s chief information security officer.
Workforce and Leadership Updates
Businesses Have Until After the Holidays to Implement Biden COVID Vaccine Mandate
(CNBC) The administration on Thursday pushed back the deadline for federal contractors to comply with a stricter set of vaccine requirements for staff from Dec. 8 to Jan. 4 to match the deadline set for other private companies and health-care providers.
White House preps order to clarify top cyber roles in federal government
(CyberScoop) The Biden administration is working on an executive order that spells out the responsibilities of myriad top cybersecurity officials in the federal government, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said Wednesday.
NASA Creates New Office of Tech, Policy, Strategy
(MeriTalk) NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced the merger of the space agency’s Office of Strategic Engagements and Assessments and the Office of the Chief Technologist, resulting in the creation of the new Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS), in support of the Biden-Harris Administration priorities and focus on space strategy.
Member News
SafeLogic Sponsors 2022 CODiE Award Category
Nominate your federal IT solution leveraging a FIPS 140 validated cryptographic module to meet compliance and procurement mandates for "Best Technology Solution Deploying FIPS 140 Validated Encryption," sponsored by ADI member SafeLogic.
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