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The Army is set to create a new offensive cyber and space program office in 2023. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new permanent deputy CISO. The Air Force awards a $5.7B contract for enterprise IT-as-a-service. This is FedScoop for Sept. 1.

Army to create new offensive cyber and space program office

The Army will create a new offensive cyber and space program office in 2023, spinning it off from its electronic warfare portfolio, according to officials. Mark Pomerleau has the story.


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VA names Faith Roy as deputy chief information security officer

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named Faith Roy as permanent deputy chief information security officer and executive director for cybersecurity integrations, logistics and planning within the agency’s Office of Information Security. John Hewitt Jones has the scoop.


Air Force awards $5.7B contract for enterprise IT as a service

The Air Force has awarded a $5.7 billion blanket purchase agreement to an industry team led by CACI NSS for Enterprise Information Technology as a Service Wave 1, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Jon Harper has the story.


Commerce Department watchdog to audit $340 million cloud program run by Accenture 

The Inspector General of the Commerce Department announced Monday that it would audit the agency’s Business Applications Solution cloud program which is run by Accenture. Nihal Krishan has the details.


State Department debars ex-NSA cyber mercenaries who aided vast UAE surveillance operation

The State Department has banned three former National Security Agency employees from working on any matters related to International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which regulates the sale of military technologies overseas, due to their involvement in helping the United Arab Emirates carry out a widespread surveillance campaign to spy on dissidents, journalists and politicians as well as U.S. companies. Suzanne Smalley has the details for CyberScoop.


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