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The $2 trillion measure approved by the Senate last night to help stimulate the flagging U.S. economy and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will provide hefty increases to the budgets of numerous Federal agencies with major roles in pandemic response and mitigation.






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A follow-up audit by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) on corrective actions taken by DoD regarding its Cyber Red Team found that it did not consistently mitigate or include unmitigated vulnerabilities identified in the prior audit or during this audit.






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The COVID-19 outbreak has created a flood of information to sift through for the Federal workforce. MeriTalk will attempt to collect and disseminate information as clearly as possible regarding the Federal workforce and IT policies as they relate to the Coronavirus.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the Defense Department (DoD) needs to do a better job managing some aspects of a pilot project with Federally-funded research and development centers (FFRDC) sponsored by DoD that aims to streamline those centers access to sensitive data.    






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There are many challenges facing defense agencies when it comes to modernizing technologies and establishing an environment for industry and government to effectively communicate is essential to this process.






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The Federal defense agency responsible for secure communications of national leaders and military operations said Social Security numbers and other personal information may have been compromised in a 2019 data breach.






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The Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) detailed a North Korean hacking operation that employs even pieces of malware.






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AI Quantum Computing

The Defense Department’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Centers of Excellence (CoE) expect to reach out to Joint Common Foundation (JCF) stakeholders to set up one-on-one engagements on a “discovery sprint” that looks to accelerate and expand AI adoption.






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The Defense Acquisition University (DAU), a training organization within the Department of Defense (DoD), wants to put some artificial intelligence (AI) into its learning environment to respond to real-time student needs and improve effectiveness and efficiency.






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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) plans to award transactional agreements supporting remote sensing technology for a peacetime indication and warning system, based on the results of an 18-month competition.






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