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Katie Arrington: CMMC Requirements in RFPs Expected in November

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the initial version of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements could be included in solicitations by November, National Defense Magazine reported Monday.

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Dana Deasy: DoD’s JEDI Cloud Program Offers Unique Capability to Warfighters

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Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told Breaking Defense in an interview published Tuesday that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing program seeks to deliver a unique capability to troops operating at the tactical edge. He said JEDI satisfies several warfighting needs that other cloud environments cannot meet, including the capability to transmit data across unclassified, secret and top secret classification levels and handle data outside the continental U.S. and CONUS.

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Dell Technologies’ Jay Boisseau: Data, Processors, Algorithms Could Help Agencies Advance AI Adoption

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Jay Boisseau, AI and HPC technology strategist at Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), has said collection of more digital data, emergence of new processors and graphics processing units and development of better algorithms are the three elements that could help federal agencies create a “perfect storm” to push the adoption of artificial intelligence.

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NIH Announces New Initiative to Speed Up COVID-19 Diagnostics Development

The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to accelerate the development and commercialization of testing technologies for the new coronavirus. The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program will use $1.5B in federal stimulus funds to invest in efforts that work on new COVID-19 testing technologies, NIH said Thursday.

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Ideal Innovations Launches Two Online Facial Examination Classes; Bob Kocher Quoted

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Ideal Innovations Inc. has unveiled two new online facial examination courses designed for professionals who are teleworking amid the coronavirus pandemic. I-3 said it broadened its course offerings with the addition of online classes Overview of Facial Examination and Introduction to Facial Examination.

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NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins: Agencies Should Harness AI, RPA to Free Up Employees for Mission-Critical Work

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Anthony Robbins, vice president of public sector at NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, has said federal agencies should leverage artificial intelligence to manage mundane tasks and allow employees to focus on mission-critical functions. "With the federal government being one of the largest collectors of data, AI has great potential for every agency," Robbins wrote.

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LexisNexis’ Haywood Talcove: Federal Gov’t Should Work With Industry to Protect Relief Funds From Fraudsters

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Haywood Talcove, CEO, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and LexisNexis Special Services, wrote in an opinion piece published Friday that the federal government should collaborate with industry to protect stimulus funds from fraudsters as it works to provide economic relief to U.S. businesses and families during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the $2T Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

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Robert Kolasky: CISA to Incorporate CMMC Aspects Into Supply Chain Guidance

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Robert “Bob” Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said a CISA task force will issue “supply chain essentials” guidance that integrates aspects of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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CMMC Accreditation Body Issues Solicitation for Continuous Monitoring Tool

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The accreditation body for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has issued a request for proposals for a continuous monitoring platform. The RFP posted Wednesday on LinkedIn says that certified third-party assessment organizations, assessors and companies seeking certification will use the continuous monitoring tool to carry out pre-evaluation background research and monitor firms between formal assessments.

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