Tag Archives: DIB

PSC Provides FY21 NDAA Commentary; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has commented on the recent provisions in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The organization sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the government’s processes and procedures for acquiring services from the contractor community, PSC reported on Monday.

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National Security Agency Launches the Center for Cybersecurity Standards; Neal Ziring Quoted

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) has launched a new office that will support NSA's mission to implement cybersecurity across critical systems. The Center for Cybersecurity Standards will coordinate with standardization entities regarding security requirements needed to protect national security systems, NSA said Tuesday.

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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Mark Sirangelo Succeeds Eric Schmidt as Defense Innovation Board Chair

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo, entrepreneur scholar in residence at the University of Colorado, has succeeded Eric Schmidt as chairman of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB). The report noted that DIB named Drew Endy, a professor at Stanford University and president of BioBricks Foundation, to the board. 

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Defense Innovation Board to Virtually Host Advisory Meeting This Month

Defense Innovation Board

The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) will administer a virtual meeting on Sept. 15 to discuss progress, recommendations and efforts regarding innovation across multiple military aspects. The meeting will tackle future challenges and various topics prioritized by defense leaders, the Department of Defense (DoD)

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Dun & Bradstreet and QOMPLX Partner for Delivery of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification to Government Contractors; Erik Ekwurzel, Bill Solms Quoted

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Dun & Bradstreet has announced their strategic partnership with QOMPLX on Thursday. The companies will provide the more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies and subcontractors with assessment and certification, which is required by the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) model.

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