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  1. quantum computing chip ai -min Agencies now Have Sole-Source Provider of Post-Quantum Cryptography
    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has awarded QuSecure a Phase III contract, making the company the sole-source provider of post-quantum cryptography for Federal agencies.
  2. General Services Administration GSA GSA Polaris Resumes, Due Date Extended
    The General Services Administration (GSA) has resumed operations of the Polaris governmentwide acquisition services solicitation and extended the due date for bid proposals to August 10.
  3. NATO Sets $1 Billion Defense Tech Fund, Cites AI, Space Tech Needs
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is launching a new one billion euro (U.S. $1.04 billion) defense technologies investment fund that is likely to cover tech including artificial intelligence, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said on June 30 at a press conference in Madrid.
  1. ODNI’s Galante Heading Cyber Threat Intel Integration Center
    Laura Galante took over last month as director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), according to her LinkedIn account.
  2. NSF Expands Traineeship Program With $58M Investment
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced 22 new awards for its NSF Research Traineeship Program which will invest in training graduate students to become future tech leaders.
  3. NASA NASA CISO: Agency Faces Legacy Challenges With Zero Trust
    NASA is working through a unique set of challenges to implementing zero trust security architectures due to the age of some of its systems that tie back to launches decades ago of equipment in space that remains operable.
  4. Several Federal Agencies Set Quantum Research Consortium
    Six Federal agencies have joined forces to establish the Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium (DC-QNet) to create, demonstrate, and operate a quantum network as a regional test bed.
  1. INSA Argues for Rethinking Clearances of IC Personnel With Foreign Ties
    The Intelligence National Security Alliance (INSA) – a trade group that advocates for intelligence and national security priorities – is calling on the U.S. intelligence community (IC) to review existing “assumptions” around granting clearances to U.S. citizens with foreign ties in order to better attract and members of the IC workforce.
  2. MeriTalking: What Happened This Week – Ep. 72
    DoD and VA her oversight and rollouts, CISA updates to Cloud Security TRA, new DoD AI strategy, and more. For more news and insights on today’s mission-critical IT challenges, check us out on MeriTV.
  3. GSA, NGLCC Sign MOU on Supporting LGBTQI Businesses
    The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to improve access to GSA contracting opportunities for LGBTQI-owned small businesses.
  4. NATO Toughens Cyber Stance, Sets Defense Innovation Accelerator
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) declared on June 29 its adoption of a new “strategic concept” that names Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to NATO allies’ security and stability, wraps cybersecurity initiatives more tightly into the alliance’s strategy, and establishes a Defense Innovation Accelerator “to bolster our technological edge.”
  5. House Lawmakers Debut Bill to Boost U.S. Semiconductor Workforce
    Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich. – joined by Reps. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., Mike Waltz, R-Fl., and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio – introduced legislation on June 29 to address the nation’s semiconductor shortage by attempting to grow the sector’s workforce.
  6. Countdown to MerITocracy: Creating the Next-Gen Workforce
    Can technology innovation – coupled with the boldest kind of leadership – work together to start fixing the most intractable problems facing America? On July 21 – we’re going to find out. The countdown to MerITocracy 2022: American Innovation Forum is on.
  7. GSA Official: Trust in AI is ‘Keystone’ to Preserving Personal Freedoms
    A senior General Services Administration (GSA) official involved with artificial intelligence (AI) deployments throughout the Federal civilian government emphasized this week that creating broad-based trust in AI technologies is the key to maintaining the personal freedoms of American citizens over the long term.
  8. NOAA Turns on GDIT Supercomputers to Support Advanced Weather Modeling
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service said on June 28 that it began its first operational run of weather modeling using new twin supercomputers supplied by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) that provide three times the computing capacity to support advanced weather modeling.
  9. Cyber Experts Discount Insurance in Ransomware Fight
    Federal cybersecurity leaders argued against the effectiveness of cyber insurance as a way to alleviate financial burdens associated with ransomware attacks during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee’s panel on intelligence and counterterrorism on June 28.
  10. New Marine Corps Doctrine Elevates Power of Information
    The U.S. Marine Corps has published its latest doctrine on information which focuses on how the Marines utilize information in warfighting scenarios, and emphasizes the importance of information being “as powerful a tool as any weapon system in our military arsenal.”