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FedRAMP Issues Updated Guides for Developing Machine-Readable Authorization Packages

Updated OSCAL

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has released updated resources and conversion tools meant to help vendors and other stakeholders advance the digitization of FedRAMP authorization packages for commercial cloud services using a common machine-readable language. FedRAMP is also requesting comments on the machine-readable formats and further guidance.

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Thomas Santucci: Agencies Must Take Pre-Migration Steps to Adopt Cloud

Thomas Santucci

Thomas Santucci, director of information technology modernization at the General Services Administration (GSA), said federal agencies need to consider business value and procurement strategies when migrating assets to the cloud. He also tackled the importance of zero-trust security adoption, which is a key element of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.

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FedRAMP Opens Draft Authorization Boundary Guidance for Public Comment

Updated OSCAL

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is seeking public feedback on initial draft guidance meant to help cloud service providers develop the authorization boundary associated with their cloud offerings. The guidance document provides CSPs with information on how to illustrate their cloud services' authorization boundary, network interconnections and data flow diagrams.

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Netskope Evaluated at $7.5B After $300M Investment Round; Sanjey Beri Quoted


Netskope announced on Friday that the company closed a new $300 million investment round led by existing investor ICONIQ Growth. Major existing Netskope investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, Accel, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Base Partners, Sapphire Ventures and Geodesic Capital also participated in this funding. The SASE company now has a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion.

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Klas Government Announces C5ISR Tactical Communications Enabling Voyager 6 Chassis; CRO Chris Ericksen Quoted

Klas Government

Klas Government announced on Wednesday the availability of Voyager 6, the company’s latest breakthrough versatile chassis enabling the Department of Defense (DOD) to easily integrate C5ISR tactical communications systems into military ground vehicles without requiring modifications to the vehicle. "Klas remains focused on delivering technology at the speed of battle, and Voyager 6 makes vehicle modernization possible without the need for costly, time-consuming modifications,” added Ericksen. 

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CISA’s Eric Goldstein on Countering Cyberattacks With New Authorities Under Executive Order

Eric Goldstein

Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in an interview published Tuesday that the new executive order provides CISA with new authorities to counter cyberattacks, including the development of a common playbook for cyber incident response. He said the standard playbook requirement will help CISA better codify and implement joint incident responses.

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Navy Advances AI Development; Brett Vaughan Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Navy is advancing the development of artificial intelligence applications to support warfighting, readiness, sustainment and other functions. Brett Vaughan, the Navy’s chief AI officer and portfolio manager at the Office of Naval Research, discussed how AI could help the service in areas such as decision-making and autonomy with unmanned platforms.

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Pentagon Seeks to Enable ‘All-Domain Advantage’ With New Cloud Strategy; DOD CIO John Sherman Quoted

OCONUS Cloud Strategy

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released its Outside the Continental U.S. Cloud Strategy outlining its goals and vision for achieving a “dominant all-domain advantage” by providing warfighters at the tactical edge access to cloud computing. “The outcomes of the strategy align with and further the priorities of the National Defense Strategy and DoD Digital Modernization Strategy,” John Sherman, acting CIO of DOD. 

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Accenture to Acquire umlaut; CEO Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire umlaut, an engineering consulting and services firm headquartered in Aachen, Germany, to scale the company’s deep engineering capabilities to use digital technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and 5G to transform how they design, engineer and manufacture their products.

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