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Council Seeks to Facilitate Commercial FOIA Software Acquisition for Agencies

A council of Freedom of Information Act officers has called for the inclusion of records management and commercial off-the-shelf FOIA software in the General Services Administration’s schedules program to facilitate the procurement process for government agencies, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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DoD Inspector General Looks at Department’s Commercial IT Product Security

The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General conducted an audit to verify whether DoD assesses cybersecurity risks in commercial off-the-shelf information technology products. The audit found that DoD employs COTS IT products that hold commonly known cyber vulnerabilities due to lack of associated policy, strategy and product standards, DoD IG said in a report publicly released Tuesday.

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DISA’s Brian Hermann: DoD Should Change Policies for Commercial Products Ahead of DEOS Contract

Brian Hermann, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s enterprise-wide service development division, has said the Defense Department needs to reform its processes to leverage commercial off-the-shelf products and services, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Air Force to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct the first flight demonstration of light attack aircraft this summer at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said the service branch will invite industry members to participate …

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John Thompson: Census Bureau Selects ‘Hybrid’ Commercial, In-House Platform for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to integrate a commercial off-the-shelf platform with systems developed by in-house experts to collect and process data for the 2020 census. Census Bureau Director John Thompson wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the bureau’s development teams are working on prototypes that could aid digital data collection for 2020 census field tests and help the …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Final Rule on Federal Contractor Data System Protection

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have released a final rule that lists 15 security control measures that seek to protect contractors’ data systems as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the National Law Review reported Monday. Alexander W. Major writes the rule covers systems that store and process “federal …

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FAA Seeks Industry Input on COTS Forensic Case Management Tech

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a market survey on commercial off-the-shelf applications for forensic case management that will store, process and preserve FAA-collected digital forensic evidence along the chain of custody. According to a notice posted Oct. 15 on FedBizOpps, the agency expects the software tool to enable its digital media analysts to utilize a remotely …

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