FCW Insider: July 7, 2021

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

Pentagon cancels JEDI contract

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract is dead and the Pentagon is pressing forward with a multivendor, direct award approach to better fit warfighter needs.

Cloud after COVID

More than a year of pandemic operations has altered government’s view of cloud-centric modernization.

Accelerating CMMC compliance with a SASE Framework

With the uptick in cyberattacks against private sector and federal entities, DoD’s CMMC is just the beginning of stricter cybersecurity rules for government contractors.

Deadline extended for 2021 Rising Star nominations

Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the July 15 deadline.

Quick Hits

*** The Defense Innovation Unit has selected three Secure Cloud Management prototypes to help give users fast, secure and controlled access to software-as-a-service apps. GCN has the details.

*** A new Government Accountability Office report looks at law enforcement's use of facial recognization and other forensic algorithms, and offers three policy recommendations to help address the challenges it identified.

*** Washington Technology digs into the drivers of SAIC's growth over the past year, as part of the continued coverage of WT's 2021 Top 100.

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