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

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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DoD Kicks Off Hypersonic Industrial Base Study; Mark Lewis Quoted

The Department of Defense has begun a study to identify weaknesses in the industrial base for the development of hypersonic weapons, Defense News reported MondayMark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said he and Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, are leading a new “hypersonic war room” tasked with identifying “critical nodes” in the supply chain.

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Accenture Acquires Icon Integration to Advance SAP Capabilities; Scott Hahn, Paul Roddis Quoted 

Accenture has announced its acquisition of Icon Integration, a privately held Australian technology consultancy that provides SAP digital supply chain solutions and services and specialized business intelligence (BI) solutions, to improve Accenture’s growing technology initiatives and number of SAP professionals in the region, Accenture reported on Tuesday.

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Jacobs Secures Network Rail Framework Contract to Deliver Technical Services to U.K. Rail System; Donald Morrison, Daljinder Chatta Quoted

Network Rail has awarded Jacobs places on four, potential five-year term lots to deliver technical and professional services, including geotechnical, civils and structures capability for Design Services Framework (DSF), Jacobs announced on Wednesday

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NCSC Issues New Strategy to Counter Foreign Intelligence Threats; Bill Evanina Quoted

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center introduced a new strategy that sets five strategic objectives to address foreign intelligence threats. The 2020-2022 National Counterintelligence Strategy seeks to safeguard the country’s critical infrastructure from foreign intelligence entities; reduce threats to U.S. supply chains; counter the exploitation of the U.S. economy; defend U.S. democracy against foreign influence threats; and counter foreign intelligence technical and cyber operations, NCSC said Monday.

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