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CBO: Navy Submarine Fleet Could Exceed Shipyard Maintenance Capacities in 30 Years

Navy Submarine Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report states that the size of the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet is likely to exceed shipyards’ capacity to maintain the vessels in 25 to 30 years. According to CBO’s report, the Navy’s modified fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding plan directs the procurement of 61 attack submarines within 30 years.

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GAO: VA Must Update Supply Chain Management Strategy

Supply Chain

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must address its challenges in supply chain operations and establish a comprehensive strategy for logistics and acquisition management. GAO noted that it recognizes the VA’s efforts to participate in initiatives like the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Warstopper program intended to streamline critical supply access for emergencies.

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FBI Report: 2020 Saw $4.2B in Losses From Cyber Crimes

Ransomware Data

The FBI has released a report detailing alleged internet crimes from over 791,790 complaints that the agency's Internet Crime Complaint Center recorded in 2020. Victims primarily lost money to investment fraud, confidence and romance schemes and compromised business emails, according to the report. IC3's 2020 Internet Crime Report states that the cyber attacks resulted in more than $4.2 billion in losses. 

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Report: Ben Tchoubineh, Nicole Dean Step Down as CMMC Board Members

CMMC Accreditation Body

Ben Tchoubineh, chair of the training committee within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, and Nicole Dean, a CMMC board member, have stepped down from their posts. The CMMC-AB is advancing efforts to train enough assessors to perform in-person audits of defense companies’ readiness when it comes to cybersecurity. 

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GAO: DOD Must Work on Including Weapons Cybersecurity Requirements in Contracts


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Defense (DOD) must issue guidance on how to incorporate cybersecurity requirements for weapon systems into contracts. The watchdog noted that a DOD official has reported a need for the department to standardize its requirements for cybersecurity and improve how it communicates such requirements.

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GAO: DOD Must Assess Impact of Fixed-Price-Incentive Contracts on Major Acquisition Programs

GSA Contracts

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Defense (DOD) must evaluate its use of fixed-price-incentive (FPI) awards for major programs including the procurement of key weapons systems. GAO analyzed the DOD’s contracts for 101 MDAPs in FY 2010 through 2019 as part of the study.

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GAO: DoD Must Execute Cyber Vulnerability Assessments to Prevent Program Delays, Cost Increases


A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that conducting cybersecurity vulnerability assessments could help the Department of Defense (DoD) address issues in program costs and schedule delays. GAO’s assessment states that 11 out of 15 major DoD information technology programs decreased cost estimates by up to 33.8 percent. 

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CISA Report: ICT Supply Chain Task Force Helped Create Supplier Info Sharing Standards

FISMA Reform Legislation

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a report stating the progress of its task force on protecting the Information and Communications Technology supply chain over the past two years. CISA said in the report that the ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force was able to develop reference material for information sharing across the industrial base. 

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GAO, Nat’l Academy of Medicine Release Assessment of Health Sector’s AI Implementation Efforts

AI Implementation

A two-part report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has found that artificial intelligence tools show potential in clinical and administrative applications such as patient-provider communications. Challenges in AI adoption include difficulties in accessing high-quality data and issues surrounding ethical bias, the report states.

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GAO Issues Report on 5G Implementation Policy Options

5G Implementation

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that stakeholders must address 5G network infrastructure implementation risks in areas such as spectrum availability, privacy, cybersecurity and public health. “As with previous generations of mobile wireless technology, the full performance of 5G will be achieved gradually as networks evolve over the next decade,” the report states.

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