The Committee on National Security Systems released a new supply chain risk management policy in late July.
Following the hack of Office of Personnel Management databases, a group of tech-industry experts is offering to help the government secure its computer networks. The IT Alliance for Public Sector assembled a task force made up of 20 big companies like Symantec, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin. The group says the government must act boldly and alter its culture and approach. Pam Walker is the senior director of Homeland Security at I-TAPS. She joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to review the group’s recommendations.
A judge rules that the $5 million complaint can move into the discovery phase. ITI Council returns more than 60,000 pages of documents to TechAmerica.
The newest industry technology association is recruiting new members and contributing to the discussion to improve federal IT acquisition. But in the short term, ITAPS faces a court decision on Feb. 7 whether the lawsuit filed by TechAmerica against it and three employees goes forward.
The trade association offers more details about its claims against three former senior officials who left to join the IT Industrial Council. TechAmerica says the three officials downloaded a “truckload” of proprietary information about membership dues and other parts of the business, which will cause “irreparable injury” to the association.
The IT Industry Council asked the DC Superior Court to dismiss charges filed by TechAmerica against the trade organization and three employees. ITI’s lawyer said TechAmerica’s allegations lack evidence and do not meet the standards of law. TechAmerica pushes back against ITI’s request for dismissal saying each of the allegations can be backed up by facts.
The association claims Trey Hodgkins, Pam Walker and Carol Henton breached their contract and disclosed proprietary information to ITI that would harm TechAmerica.
Four senior TechAmerica officials, Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president global public sector; Erica McCann, manager of procurement policy; Carol Henton, vice president of state and local government division; and Pam Walker, senior director for homeland security; took similar roles with ITI’s new IT Alliance for Public Sector organization, which will focus on technology and acquisition issues.