7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting

Brittany Alexander March 28, 2015 0
7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting

1. SEWP V take 2: NASA names 65 winners

NASA has named 65 companies winners of prime contracts under its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract, which has been delayed by bid protests.

See the name of the winners on Washington Technology

2. Huddle’s ‘Collaborative’ Cloud Offering Latest to Get FedRAMP Seal of Approval

Huddle’s secure cloud collaboration service is the latest offering to meet security standards set by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program — the government’s uniform baseline standards for cloud computing offerings.

Read more about this Cloud Offering on NextGov

3. Cybersecurity remains a weak spot, top intelligence official says

Although the possibility of a catastrophic cyberattack is remote, the unclassified information and communication technology networks that support government, military, commercial and social activities remain vulnerable despite efforts to protect them, the national intelligence director said.

Read more about these threats and vulnerabilities on FierceGovernmentIT.com

IoT needs synchronicity4. The secret to IoT could be timing, literally

Although the connected devices of Internet of Things have been predicted to solve problems from wasted food  to highway safety, a new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology indicates the IoT might not be quite ready for the giant leap in device connectivity.  In fact, the report indicates the opposite – the IoT could be “stalled by our lack of effective methods to marry computers and networks with timing systems.”

Read more about the Internet of Things on GCN

5. USDA eyes BYOD, faces security and workforce challenges

The Agriculture Department is in the process of drafting a bring your own device, or BYOD, strategy but it still has several security and workforce hurdles to overcome, said Joyce Hunter, USDA’s acting chief information officer and deputy CIO for policy and planning.

Read more about their BYOD on FierceMobileGovernment

Shutterstock image: pieces of the puzzle.6. Cyber strategy: ‘We know what to do, now we need people to do it’

Although federal cybersecurity officials say things look promising in defending against threats to critical infrastructure, they also warn the cyberworld’s mutability remains a constant challenge for defenders.

Read more about the cyber strategy on FCW

7. Carter: Cyberworkforce Development Is a Model for DOD

The cybersecurity profession is no doubt a maturing field that federal agencies, including the Defense Department, are still trying to clearly define and develop. But senior DOD officials see the cyberworkforce as a model for how their department can adapt to change as well as develop professionals in new or maturing fields, such as mobility and cloud computing.

Read more about this on FedTech Magazine

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