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Biden Proposed $10B+ In Cyber & IT Funds as part of COVID-19 Relief, ADI Comments

The Hill (January 14, 2021) President-elect Joe Biden is set Thursday to roll out a sweeping COVID-19 relief plan that includes over $10 billion in funding to boost the nation’s cybersecurity and information technology in the wake of a massive Russian cyberattack. In the proposal, billed as an “American rescue package,” Biden calls on Congress …

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“More attention from Congress could lead to smoother EIS transition” ADI Executive Director Quoted

FedScoop (December 21, 2020) The House Oversight and Reform Committee recently added a new category under its biannual FITARA Scorecard: It grades agencies’ progress in transitioning to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) network modernization contract — and away from predecessor vehicle Networx. On the surface, it was a small gesture. The data was already being collected by …

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Alliance for Digital Innovation Releases 2021 Priorities to Improve Technology Policy and Law

Leading technology advocacy organization provides 10 key recommendations for the Biden Administration and 117th Congress to accelerate a modern, digital government  WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Digital Innovation released their 2021 priorities for action by the incoming Biden Administration and the United States Congress. The recommendations call for changes in both policy and law …

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On Congressional Passage of H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Statement from Matthew T. Cornelius, Executive Director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation The Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) congratulates Congress on passage of H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA). This year’s NDAA contains numerous provisions that will spur tremendous innovation and improved outcomes in …

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ADI Executive Director Cornelius: The Biden Administration and Congress Can Improve FedRAMP

Nextgov (December 7, 2020) This year’s National Defense Authorization Act will not establish the General Services Administration’s cloud security certification program in statutes or pressure agencies to accept its centralized determinations. Supporters of a streamlining effort to encourage greater and faster cloud adoption by agencies are looking ahead to next year. The final NDAA is …

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CDM Program Wins Industry Praise for Pandemic Help – MeriTalk

MeriTalk (December 4, 2020) The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program won praise from tech-sector officials at MeriTalk’s CDM Central virtual conference on Dec. 3. for its mostly unheralded work in helping Federal agencies make quick fixes to security during this year’s coronavirus pandemic. CDM Program Manager Kevin Cox offered insights as part of MeriTalk’s …

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GAO Offers Best Practices in Telework for Agencies

NextGov (November 24, 2020) For most of 2020, federal agencies—staffed by hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors—have turned to telework to meet mission delivery, serve citizens and perform critical government functions. According to the Government Accountability Office, the ability to telework has become a critical strategy for agencies as the COVID-19 pandemic wages …

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