General Dynamics Information Technology is on a mission–to help agencies make sense of cloud computing. Cloud migration can be challenging–agencies are constrained by regulations, pressed by tight budgets, and limited by legacy systems. But, those anxieties don’t need to stifle innovation.






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MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.






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The merger of the two leading FedRAMP third-party assessment organizations is raising significant concerns about the ability of small and midsized businesses to compete for Federal cloud contracts. Coalfire, the No. 2 FedRAMP 3PAO, announced last month it has acquired Veris Group, the leading provider of the mandatory security assessments for cloud service providers that want to sell their products and services to Federal agencies.






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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Photo: INSA)

In a hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that the unclassified version of the executive-mandated report on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election is scheduled to be released early next week and will “push the envelope” to provide the public with as much information as possible.






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When dealing with cybersecurity policy, President-elect Donald Trump should realize that the Federal government is not a business, according to a report this month from the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Policy Task Force.






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John Roth, inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, lodged an objection to the way the Transportation Security Administration handles information it deems Sensitive Security Information in a recent report on IT system security.






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President-elect Donald Trump has added two new advisers to the Federal Communications Commission’s landing team, including the first person with hands-on telecommunications experience.






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The State Department hosted a technology camp in India, which focused on projects to combat violent extremism. The participants worked on online campaigns, digital storytelling, data visualization, and using online education tools to promote peace and understanding in their communities.






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