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GAO: DHS Chief Acquisition Officer Must Improve Vetting of Components’ Procurement Executives

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) chief acquisition officer needs to improve the assessment of DHS units’ component acquisition executives (CAE). GAO said Tuesday that the DHS chief acquisition officer selects CAEs that handle DHS components' acquisition-related policies, workforce, data colection and reporting functions.

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CBO: Navy’s Future FFG(X) Fleet Would Cost $12.3B in 2020

FFG X Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that the cost of the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of 10 FFG(X) frigates could total $12.3 billion or $1.2 billion per ship in 2020. That amount represents a 40 percent increase from the service branch’s estimate of $8.7 billion or $870 million per ship.

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GAO: FAA Must Update Approach to Avionics Cybersecurity Oversight

Avionics Cybersecurity

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to strengthen its oversight of cybersecurity in aircraft and avionics systems. GAO said that although “extensive cybersecurity controls” are in place, the FAA needs to consider the emerging threat landscape and increasing connections between airplanes and various systems.

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GAO: State Dept. Needs Greater Agency Involvement in Planning Cybersecurity, Emerging Tech Bureau

Emotet Malware

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending for the Department of State to involve more agencies in the development of a new bureau focused on emerging technologies and cybersecurity. The State Department informed Congress of its intent to create the Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) to better address foreign threats to the critical infrastructure and trade operations.

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GAO: SSA Must Determine Clear Roles for Officials Handling ‘Agile’ Software Dev’t Contracts

SSA

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Social Security Administration (SSA) should identify clear roles for contracting personnel that handle acquisition activities for software development efforts. GAO said in a report released Monday that SSA has been executing Agile approaches for information technology modernization programs since 2015.

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GAO: DoD Must Improve Info Sharing Among Military Branches’ Maintenance Depots

Maintenance Depots

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve information sharing among its repair depots through the implementation of working groups and best practices aimed at meeting weapons system maintenance goals. GAO said that although the DoD has experienced challenges in meeting weapons repair objectives in recent years.

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Congressional Research Service Issues Report on US Emerging Technology Dev’t, Compliance Efforts

CRS

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report stating current initiatives under the Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress to drive the development of emerging technologies and keep up with adversary nations.

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Gov’t-Issued Report Recommends $1B in Allocations for Space Industrial Base; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

A report from over 120 participants in a NewSpace New Mexico virtual conference has recommended the government allow over $1 billion in existing Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA funding to support renewed space commodification efforts.

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