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Katie Arrington on Pentagon’s New Agreement With CMMC Accreditation Body

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is close to signing a new agreement with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body responsible for training auditors for the CMMC program.

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DoD, NASA Sign Agreement to Push Space Collaboration

Gen. Jay Raymond

The Department of Defense and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further advance collaboration in space, DoD News reported Tuesday. The MOU was announced by Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

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DoD CMMC Becomes a Global Intrigue As Countries Investigate New Cybersecurity Regulations; Stacy Bostjanick Quoted

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Stacy Bostjanick, the director of the CMMC policy office in the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, discussed how the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has become a global intrigue as other nations look to the United States as the government implements the new model. 

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DoD Announces New CMMC Program to Launch in Spring 2020; Ellen Lord Quoted

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The Pentagon will hold a public hearing in late April or early May for its new cybersecurity contracting standards, Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment with Department of Defense, announced. The department will prepare to select third party auditors and implement the requirements in 10 pilot programs in spring 2020.

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Katie Arrington Offers Updates on DoD’s Cyber Certification Model

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the final version of the Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity certification model is due for review Friday and will come with user guides, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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DOE, Weill Family Foundation Partner to Support AI-Driven Neurology Research; Rick Perry Quoted

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Department of Energy and Weill Family Foundation have initiated a public-private partnership to incorporate artificial intelligence into neurosience research. DOE said Monday that it will provide AI technologies to support scientific research on brain-related biomedical and public health topics such as neurological disorders.

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Multiple agencies sign MoU to expedite federal infrastructure project approvals

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At least 12 federal agencies have agreed to cooperate in efforts to accelerate the environmental assessment and authorization process for major infrastructure projects, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leaders of participating agencies signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony held Monday to implement President Trump’s executive order, titled “Establishing Discipline and …

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