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Weekly Debrief (5/24–28)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers space tech, DCSA security clearance transformation, DHS cyber order, NIST's supply chain guidance, and a contractor's $50 million false claims settlement with the DoJ.



Defense


NextGov – Air Force, Space Force Projects Will Speed Object Identification, Security Implementation

  • "Two recently announced AFWERX projects will help the Air Force and Space Force identify space objects and secure the software used to handle space data more efficiently. Synthetaic, a company using synthetic data to train artificial intelligence models when training data is limited, will work with the Air Force to identify objects of interest quickly and accurately. "

FedNewsNet – Industry urges DCSA to accelerate security clearance transformation efforts

  • "After years of complaints with a record-high backlog and an outdated suitability, credentialing and security clearance process, industry sees agencies making steady, if not slow, progress. The security clearance backlog is more or less eliminated, and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has a working inventory of about 200,000 cases."


Cyber


Breaking Defense – DHS Cyber Order Signals Shift To ‘Mandatory Measures’

  • "The Homeland Security Department today issued a directive that mandates reporting and other cybersecurity actions for pipeline companies, clearly indicating the federal government’s shift from voluntary to mandatory security actions."

FedScoop – NIST to consolidate existing supply chain guidance before issuing new recommendations


Justice


Justice.gov – Navistar Defense Agrees to Pay $50 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Involving Submission of Fraudulent Sales Histories

  • "Navistar Defense LLC (Navistar), an Illinois based manufacturer of military vehicles and subsidiary of Navistar International LLC, has agreed to pay $50 million to resolve allegations that it fraudulently induced the U.S. Marine Corps to enter into a contract modification at inflated prices for a suspension system for armored vehicles known as Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles."


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