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Lawmakers press Trump to sign NDAA in the wake of massive hack

The annual defense bill includes a section on cybersecurity based on recommendations from the Solarium Commission.

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GSA preps launch of OASIS replacement

GSA plans a program of customer and industry events and interactions in the early part of 2021 to help shape its OASIS replacement contract.

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OPM rule would elevate performance in layoff decisions

The current rules for reductions in force have performance last on the list of factors to consider in the determining which employees to keep, with the type of job coming first and followed by veterans preference and service length after.

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AWS renews JEDI protest

After a re-award to Microsoft by the Department of Defense of the enterprise cloud contract, Amazon Web Services is headed back to court.

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DOD announces first CMMC pilot contract nominees

The Dec. 15 announcement calls out seven pilot contracts across the Air Force, Navy and Missile Defense Agency.

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After Solar Winds, it's time for a National Software Security Act

The time has come for Congress to regulate security in the software industry by mandating minimal best practices for software companies selling software products or services in America.

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Congress moves to bring back domestic microelectronics manufacturing

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act would sets a timetable for DOD to stop buying microelectronics manufactured in certain countries, potentially boosting domestic manufacturing for national security.

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GSA sketches next steps for CEOS, Polaris and EIS

Small business, telecommunications and cloud productivity tool contracts are top of mind for GSA’s acquisition service in coming year.

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Senate passes NDAA but veto threat looms

Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed the annual defense bill by margins sufficient to override a presidential veto but some Republican may decide to switch their votes if President Trump decides to reject the bill for reasons unrelated to national security.

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DISA unveils $11B IT 'Enclave' services solicitation

The Defense Information Systems Agency puts its much-anticipated $11.2 billion 'Enclave Services' contract for broad IT services out for industry to bid.

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NDAA includes new acquisition pilot for consumption-based solutions

The new pilot program based on the Section 809 panel recommendations could speed things up by allowing DOD to buy tech solutions based on how much they use.

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Contested FBI wireless contract goes to AT&T

FBI's $92 million emergency operations wireless service contract goes to AT&T after lengthy protest scuffle.

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