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10/12/2022
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IT acquisition specialists warn that proposed SAMOSA Act legislation could increase large software providers' monopoly powers. The Department of Energy launches a new high-performance network for sharing research data. Microsoft hires Oki Mek. This is FedScoop for Oct. 12.

SAMOSA Act could increase large software providers’ monopoly powers say acquisition experts

Bipartisan Senate legislation that would compel federal agencies to purchase unlimited enterprise software licenses where possible could increase monopoly power for large government tech vendors, federal IT procurement experts warn. Nihal Krishan has the story.


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Department of Energy launches ESnet6 high-performance data sharing network

The Department of Energy on Tuesday launched the next generation of its high-performance network for sharing data across its multi-billion-dollar research portfolio. Dave Nyczepir has the details.


Microsoft hires Oki Mek as CISO for federal civilian sector

He was previously the Department of Health and Human Services’ first chief artificial intelligence officer. Dave Nyczepir has this also.


Treasury seeks industry input on cyber insurance market support measures

In a request for information published on Sept. 29, the department said it is looking for views on existential risks to the marketplace and policy measures that could help address such risks. John Hewitt Jones has the story.


White House to unveil ambitious cybersecurity labeling effort modeled after Energy Star

The White House National Security Council will announce plans Tuesday for a consumer products cybersecurity labeling program intended to improve digital safeguards on internet-connected devices, according to a senior White House official. Suzanne Smalley has the details for CyberScoop.


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