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Atlassian thoughts on the Infrastructure Bill

Hello, Government Community!
I’m back with more thoughts on the Infrastructure Bill. The IIJA isn’t only about modernizing roads and bridges. It also has $550B allocated for critical investments into forward-thinking priorities such as digital equity, cybersecurity, and resiliency. The bill covers a wide range of investment opportunities into cybersecurity and verification tools. In my blog on making the most of the IIJA, [link to blog], I covered how critical it is for agencies to put “Sec,” aka security, into their DevSecOps practices from day one. It isn’t just because it’s a best practice. It can also help agencies maintain their security posture as they grow, and the IIJA will be a major instigator of growth.

Does your agency have plans to use these funds to help modernize digital equity, cybersecurity, and resiliency? If so, how will this impact your Jira environment?

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Hi @Phoebe Nerdahl ,

I find your articles interesting. I just want to ask if this Group, named Government, is dedicated solely for events in the USA ? If so, my bad, it is more than OK, I will just leave it as I am from Canada. If not, would it be possible to mention the countries or other impacted by this article ?

Thank you,

Carmen

Hi @Carmen Nadeau!  This group is for all government questions and discussions.  The above post is specific to a US bill but would love to know how modernization efforts are going with your agency/agency you work with?  

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Hi,

I do not work for the government but for a financial company that closely follows government regulations so I make sure to keep an eye on the subject :)

 

Carmen

BillyP Community Leader Apr 01, 2022

Oh this is a great idea!! 

I'm sure going to bring this up with our gov't types to see if we align things! 

Thanks for sharing! 

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