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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Holding First Place in 2021 Wash100 Vote Standings; Voting Closes on April 30th

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With a record turnout of votes submitted, the 2021 Wash100 Award Standings are already the most competitive in history and there are still eight days remaining for you to cast your TEN votes before the April 30th deadline. Visit Wash100.com today to submit your votes for the GovCon and federal leaders who you believe are the most essential to our community in the year to come. 

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Air Force CIO Lauren Knausenberger Shares Views on CMMC

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Lauren Knausenberger, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force and 2021 Wash100 Award, said she has concerns about the potential impact of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program on small businesses seeking to work with DOD. Knausenberger thinks the Pentagon’s information technology supply chain should be supported with better cyber standards. 

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USAF Developing Zero-Trust Cybersecurity Maturity Model; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has announced it is developing a maturity model to broaden the service implementation of zero trust cybersecurity protection. The maturity model will be the foundation of the entire Air Force network architecture. The new maturity model aims to help network administrators and IT workers throughout the Air Force bring their networks in line with zero trust security. 

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Lauren Knausenberger: Air Force Must Automate IT Processes to Address Budget Shortfalls

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Lauren Knausenberger, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force and 2021 Wash100 Award, said the service branch must work to automate information technology procedures in preparation for budget flattening or decline. Knausenberger said at an AFCEA event that the Air Force needs to keep up with the private sector which has been experiencing increases in IT spending.

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USAF’s Operation Flamethrower to Abandon Outdated Legacy Networks

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The U.S. Air Force’s Operation Flamethrower will work to get rid of outdated IT policies that challenge network modernization. The initiative has worked to modernize IT policy, and will shift its force to discard policies burdens the Air Force’s move to an enterprise IT-as-a-service model. “Operation Flamethrower is all about creating offsets,” said Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege.

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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

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Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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Lauren Knausenberger on USAF’s Kessel Run Software Development Team

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Lauren Knausenberger, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, said the service’s Kessel Run software development team has been going through some growing pains but continues to ask questions on how to provide more value and improve security. Knausenberger said that Kessel Run’s growing pains could be associated with its rapid growth. 

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Air Force Advances ‘White Hat’ Hacking; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force is increasing its use of ethical hackers to simulate cyber attacks on its information technology networks and Lauren Knausenberger, chief transformation officer at the service, said a $75 million blanket purchase agreement the service signed with cybersecurity firm Dark Wolf in February is an example of that, FedScoop reported Monday.

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