Federal users can choose from among seven pools of providers for professional services offerings, including logistic, IT, engineering, financial management and scientific trades and services.
Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.
Results of a study on barriers to government contracting are expected to be released in early March.
The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.
The agency wants to encourage small and midsize businesses to adopt the Cybersecurity Framework.
Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.
Rather than spend time and money adhering to the government's rigid procurement requirements, innovative new companies should have the ability to graduate into compliance.
Pending lawsuits could prompt agency to preserve meta data far longer than planned.
C3 program will help critical infrastructure operators with readiness and risk management.
In the long term, the Pentagon will look to replace legacy systems with more "militarily effective" technologies.
Some in the private sector argue that legislation will be needed to provide the incentives necessary for the NIST standards to be widely adopted.
The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.