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Defense Innovation Board Issues White Paper on Zero Trust Architecture

The Defense Innovation Board approved at its quarterly meeting in Silicon Valley a white paper calling for the Pentagon to implement zero trust architecture to counter cybersecurity threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The document titled “The Road to Zero Trust (Security)” notes that ZTA can help the Department of Defense track and block threat actors and manage rules of access for devices and users across the department to facilitate secure data sharing.

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DISA Releases Four-Year Strategic Plan; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a strategic plan setting the agency’s direction through 2022. DISA said Wednesday that the plan provides a framework to guide the agency’s resource allocation, planning priorities and evaluation criteria in support of the joint forces’ efforts to counter adversaries, ensure resilience and adapt to challenges.

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DoD Eyes JEDI Cloud Contract Award in August Amid Bidding Process Concerns

The Department of Defense plans to award the potential $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, which faces a court challenge and is under scrutiny by lawmakers over the bidding process, by the end of August, The Wall Street Journal reported SundayMicrosoft and Amazon Web Services are the final two contenders for the JEDI contract, which has drawn complaints from IBM and Oracle.

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GAO Looks at DoD Inspector General Redundancy

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the redundancy of activities, including human resources and public affairs, across six inspector general offices within the Department of Defense, GAO said Friday. GAO is working to determine whether IG offices of the Department of the Navy, U.S. Southern Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Media Activity had cases of fragmentation, overlap or duplication.

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Pentagon Holds Workshop for Early Career Procurement Workforce

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, administered a workshop to determine the status and opportunities of the Department of Defense's procurement workforce. The workshop took place at the Pentagon and revolved around a variety of related topics including talent mobility, attraction and retention and work-life balance, DoD said Monday.

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