Weekly Wrap-Up
Week of November 15, 2021
Welcome to new ADI Executive Director Ross Nodurft!
The Alliance for Digital Innovation Announces its New Executive Director
(ADI) Ross Nodurft comes to ADI with extensive experience in the public sector technology space, having worked across the security and technology landscape on issues including cybersecurity, digital identity, and security compliance. He has counseled technology and cybersecurity companies on business management, government policy standards, regulatory compliance, and incident response management.
Former White House, Senate Staffer to Lead Cloud-Based Tech Group
(Federal News Network) The incoming director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation is planning to advocate for “smart” cyber and supply chain security policies, as well as continuing the organization’s advocacy for a consistently funded Technology Modernization Fund.
Biden Administration News
Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill that Provides Nearly $2 Billion for Cybersecurity
(CyberScoop) Presdent Joe Biden signed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday that includes nearly $2 billion for cybersecurity and related provisions.
Upcoming Customer Experience Executive Order Underscores Biden's Equity Goals
(Federal News Network) The Biden administration is working on an executive order focused on improving customer experience within government and building on its ongoing work to improve the equity of public-facing services.
DHS Chief Information Officer Wary of Pentagon's Changes to CMMC
(Federal News Network) The Department of Homeland Security is testing out its own way of evaluating contractor cybersecurity measures, amid concerns about the efficacy of the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.
DHS Launches New Personnel System to Recruit, Retain Cybersecurity Talent
(MeriTalk) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally launched the Cyber Talent Management System (CTMS) to enable more effective recruitment, development, and retention of cybersecurity talent.
GSA Announces $150M in Federal Citizen Services Fund Projects
(FCW) The General Services Administration (GSA) announced plans for the $150 million infusion into the Federal Citizen Services Fund contained in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law in March of this year.
CISA Issues Cybersecurity Incident Vulnerability Response Playbooks for Federal Agencies
(FedScoop) The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued new playbooks to guide federal agencies’ response to cybersecurity incidents and software vulnerabilities.
ADI Award Nominations
ADI encourages its members to include ADI participation in their award nominations by personalizing the following text:

As a member of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), our company works with other commercial innovators to modernize the procurement, implementation and security of technology into the public sector. As one of our company’s liaisons to ADI, the nominee helps facilitate these important collaborations.  

The following awards are currently accepting nominations:
  • Wash100 (Nomination Deadline: December 31st, 2021)
  • Fed 100 (Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2021)
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