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DoD Urges Congress to Rescind Requirement for Unclassified FYDP Submission

The Department of Defense (DoD) is asking Congress to cancel the statutory requirement to develop an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program, the Federation of American Scientists reported Monday. DoD offers its defense spending estimates for the next five years through FYDP and the Pentagon said it might inadvertently disclose sensitive data through the publication of unclassified FYDP.

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Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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