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

Major Acquisition

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

Cyber Vulnerability

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

Credential Theft

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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GAO: DIA Needs Robust Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Intell Repository Modernization Program

Defense

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to establish a strategy for coordinating with the intelligence community and other stakeholders on the development of its new data-management system. GAO said Thursday that DIA is yet to provide a plan for ongoing stakeholder coordination in line with the development of the Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System (MARS). 

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DoD’s FY 2020 Financial Audit Reports 530 Resolved Issues; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist

The Department of Defense's (DoD) fiscal year 2020 audit of financial statements has found that its organizations resolved 530 findings from the FY 2019 audit and addressed challenges despite COVID-19 disruptions. Four audits are currently in progress and are slated to conclude between Dec. 15, 2020, and March 25, 2021.

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CISA Report: IT, Comms Manufacturers Need Broader Supplier Base, Alternative Delivery Models

Supply Chain

A new report from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has found that the information and communication technology (ICT) sector needs to diversify its supply chain following the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICT industrial base must include more locations beyond single-source or single-region suppliers and incorporate delivery frameworks beyond lean inventory models to prevent delays.

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GAO: DoD Must Improve Cost Documentation

Cost Documentation

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to establish formal procedures for standardizing cost documentation in line with the department’s reform efforts. According to GAO, the DoD's push to improve its baselines “shows promise in addressing the weaknesses” in the department’s cost documentation activities. 

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OPM IG Issues Report on FY 2020 FISMA Compliance Efforts

OPM

The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its final audit for the agency’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) for fiscal year 2020. According to the report, OPM is working to develop an enterprise risk management strategy as well as baseline configurations for information systems.

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