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Higher easy acquisition thresholds help the pivot to telework

OMB's expanded easy-acquisition procedures will be useful tool as pandemic response continues, said a trade group executive.

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Tech money, workforce provisions in $2.5 trillion House stimulus

The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act offered by House Democrats expands telework, grants hazard pay to certain front line workers and would overturn a number of Trump administration workforce policies.

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SEWP cuts turnaround time to support COVID-19 response

Customers including DOD and FEMA are pressing NASA's acquisition vehicle for faster quotes to support COVID-19 response.

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Labor Dept. waives some contractor compliance requirements

The Department of Labor's compliance program office temporarily waived some contractor affirmative action requirements to speed up COVID-19 response.

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COVID-19 funding package includes federal building safety and security

The Trump administration wants hundreds of millions of dollars in extra funding to clean and secure federal buildings from exposure to coronavirus.

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DOD looks to industry for anti-COVID-19 prototypes

The Defense Department wants prototype solutions to combat the novel coronavirus disease and other emerging bio-threats, according to a March 15 request to industry.

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EIS on the back burner

Federal agencies are focused COVID-19 response telework, and telecom carriers are working to help so modernization promised under the $50 billion governmentwide next generation telecom contract will have to wait.

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Trump inches closer to exercising powers over medical supply chain

A March 18 executive order positions President Trump to invoke enhanced contracting powers granted under the Defense Production Act.

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House Dems ask Trump to invoke emergency contracting authority

Special acquisition powers in a 1950 law could help the government obtain needed medical equipment in the coronavirus response.

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Coronavirus spread may affect CMMC implementation efforts

It's unclear whether emergency measures to stem coronavirus' spread will affect DOD's roll out of its unified cybersecurity standard, but mitigation efforts will likely rely on teleconferencing for training.

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White House looks to curtail U.S. travel for feds

Federal employees are recommended against domestic travel to conduct agency business, except for trips deemed mission-critical.

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CISA looks to industry for anti-troll tools

The agency is looking to bolster its technical capabilities to identify foreign propaganda online that targets specific audiences in the U.S.

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