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FCW Insider: Jan. 14

CMMC, industrial capital strategy could continue in Biden's DOD

The Defense Department's top buyer, Ellen Lord, said the incoming Biden administration will have to contend with adversarial investments and cybersecurity weaknesses in the contractor base.

Labor Dept. official says religious exemption for some contractors won't allow discrimination

Civil rights groups caution that the rule change that allows faith-based organizations that are also federal contractors to favor their members in hiring could lead to employment discrimination.

DOD outlines breakup of chief management office

Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist outlines plan to divvy up the Pentagon's number three job.

NASA names permanent CIO

Acting tech chief Jeff Seaton takes over as NASA CIO as part of a spate of leadership changes.

Quick Hits

*** The General Services Administration is removing all drones from its multiple award schedule program except for those vetted and approved by the Defense Innovation Unit's Blue sUAS Program. The announcement, made on GSA's Interact website, was made to counter the proliferation of Chinese-made drones that have been deemed a potential security threat.

*** The deadline to make Federal 100 nominations has been extended. You now have until Friday, Jan. 15 to get them in.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 14, 2021 at 2:31 AM


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    They took all the tweets and put 'em in a tweet museum

    Twitter cancelled @realdonaldtrump, but the National Archives will bring presidential tweets back via the Trump library website.

  • Workforce
    Avril Haines testifies SSCI Jan. 19, 2021

    Haines looks to restore IC workforce morale

    If confirmed, Avril Haines says that one of her top priorities as the Director of National Intelligence will be "institutional" issues, like renewing public trust in the intelligence community and improving workforce morale.

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