Weekly Wrap-Up
Week of October 11, 2021
Federal Updates
CISA Seeks Industry Feedback on EDR Capabilities
(MeriTalk) A request for information (RFI) released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides insight into what Federal buyers will be looking for in technology central to the Biden-Harris administration’s network visibility-focused cybersecurity executive order, specifically on network endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities.
Education Department Looking at Zero Trust to Secure Bots from Being Compromised
(Federal News Network) As the federal government steers toward more modern IT architectures, or trust architecture, the power and the “criticality of identity” grows. At the Education Department, Chief Information Security Officer Steven Hernandez said people’s concept of identity will need to evolve.
Senate FY2922 Approps Bill Sets Aside Cyber, AI, Microchip Funding
(MeriTalk) The Senate Appropriations Committee released the remaining nine fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding bills and included various funding bumps for cybersecurity, as well as funding for artificial intelligence (AI) and microchip development programs.
Department of Defense Updates
Biden's Pick to Lead DOD's Weapons Testing Wants Cyber Assessments for Commercial Cloud Systems
(FCW) The Biden administration's pick to lead testing at the Department of Defense weapons testing told lawmakers that the department's inability to conduct cyber assessments of commercial cloud systems was a "severe limitation."
Defense Innovation Unit Solves a Common Problem with Cloud Services
(Federal News Network) While DIU usually works on challenges for the military services and defense agencies, a recent project showed them how a secure approach to using commercial cloud services could work outside of the traditional Defense Department methodology.
TMF News
Next Round of TMF Awards Likely Within Weeks, Says Clare Martorana
(FedScoop) The next round of projects to receive support from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) are likely to be announced within weeks, according to the federal CIO.
Senate Funding Bill Zeros Out TMF
(FCW) Once again, Senate appropriators are offering zero dollars to the central revolving fund set up by the Modernizing Government Technology Act.
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