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Defense Innovation Board Report Looks at DoD’s Software Procurement Process

The Defense Innovation Board issued a report assessing the Pentagon’s software acquisition practices, the Department of Defense website reported Friday. The report focuses on three basic themes. The first suggests that cycle time and speed are the most essential metrics in software management. The second highlights the need to attract, retain and promote digital talent since “software is made by people and for people.”

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Melanie Pustay: DOJ Accelerating FOIA Request Processing Through AI

Melanie Pustay, director of the Department of Justice’s office of information policy, said she believes artificial intelligence can help DOJ accelerate the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests, Federal News Network reported Friday. “I really think the future of FOIA is taking it to the next level and using artificial intelligence, and using software that can do things like group records together, either by concept or relationship, those kinds of software,” she said on the network’s Agency in Focus – Justice Department.

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GSA Updates Software SINs Under IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration made several changes to three software-related special item numbers under the agency’s IT schedule 70 in an effort to keep up with marketplace demands.

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Scott Gottlieb: FDA Eyes Regulatory Framework for AI-Based Medical Devices

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, announced the release of a discussion paper as the agency considers developing new regulatory framework to advance the development of artificial intelligence-based medical devices. “We are exploring a framework that would allow for modifications to algorithms to be made from real-world learning and adaptation, while still ensuring safety and effectiveness of the software as a medical device is maintained,” Gottlieb said in a statement published Tuesday

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NSA, Industry Partners Introduce New Supply Chain Security Assessment Process

The National Security Agency is working with an industry consortium to standardize a process that would guide risk management in supply chain activities. The agency said Wednesday it partnered with the Trusted Computing Group and Intel to launch software, standards and corresponding certification for a supply chain validation process.

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Report: Incomplete Data May Affect How DoD Sustain Weapons Software

The Government Accountability Office found problems in how the Department of Defense monitors the costs of sustaining software for the military’s weapons systems, including aircraft, ships, submarines and missiles. In a report issued Monday, GAO said the Pentagon projects to spend an estimated $15B over the next five years for software sustainment. However, the government watchdog found the agency lacks data on the full costs, which could affect how it manages resources.

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NIST Selects 26 New Algorithms to Thwart Quantum Cyber Attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has narrowed down its selection of algorithms to thwart quantum and traditional cyberattacks to 26, NIST said Wednesday. NIST’s analysts and experts selected the algorithms from a pool of submissions for the agency’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization program that was launched in 2016.

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Air Force Testing EPHESOFT System for USAF Travel Vouchers

The U.S. Air Force’s 55th Comptroller Squadron Financial Management Flight has begun testing its new EPHESOFT scanning software designed to manage the service branch's travel-related payment documentation, the Air Force said Tuesday. The platform sends documentation to the Air Force Financial Services Center in South Dakota which handles payment procedures for temporary and permanent change-of-station travel outside the scope of the Defense Travel System. 

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