Weekly Wrap-Up
Week of March 8, 2021
Technology Modernization Fund on Track to Receive Biggest Pay Day Ever
(Federal News Network) A draft of the Senate’s version of the American Rescue Plan — labeled a manager’s amendment — leaked out finally offering some specifics: $1 billion for the TMF, $650 million for cybersecurity and another $350 million for other related IT modernization efforts.
Fed IT Officials Applaud TMF Funding Boost, Eye Early Project Types
(MeriTalk) As Congress closes in on pushing through a historic funding increase for Federal IT modernization, former Federal IT officials gave the latest legislative advancement a warm welcome today and offered an early look at some types of projects that might benefit most from quick investments.
Central IT Modernization Fund Gets $1B in COVID Stimulus
(Nextgov) Congress has decided to get serious about funding federal IT upgrades through the Technology Modernization Fund, with a $1 billion infusion of cash for the central fund included in the American Rescue Plan Act passed Wednesday.
Stimulus Bill Injects $1 Billion into Government IT
(Protocol) On Wednesday, Congress voted to give $1 billion to the Technology Modernization Fund, an unprecedented cash infusion that will go a long way toward modernizing the government's rickety technology systems. But supporters of government modernization say they're still about $8 billion short of what they really need.
Launching ERP Suite to Deliver Cost Savings for AWS Customers
(Medium/Palantir Blog) Enterprises across sectors invest heavily in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and they share in a common struggle: how to realize the full value from disparate ERP data. To address this problem, Palantir developed the ERP Suite, a turnkey solution optimized to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables rapid integration and analysis of data within the ERP landscape. The ERP Suite is now available to all AWS customers, and has already been adopted by a number of enterprises, including bp and LANXESS, to enable significant cost savings within weeks.
Why the Network Compass is Obsolete
(FCW) As agencies modernize networks in the work-from-anywhere world, they must eliminate traditional on-premise "castle and moat" security models. Modern security approaches are needed to protect hybrid and multi-cloud architectures -- and modern networks.

We've traditionally labelled network traffic as east to west or north to south. This is no longer relevant as more and more government users connect from devices outside the network perimeter. The network traffic compass used for the last 20 years is now broken.
ADI is proud to welcome Tenable as a new member to the association!
ADI Member SafeLogic, a leading provider of strong encryption products for solutions in mobile, server, Cloud, appliance, wearable, and IoT environments, was named the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards Gold Winner in the category of Encryption (companies between 10 to 49 employees), as well as for solutions in the Government sector and National Cyber Defense. They also captured the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards Silver as the runner-up for Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company, Best Cybersecurity Startup, and Best Compliance Solution (all for companies in North America between 10 to 49 employees)!
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