• Acquistion
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    Civilian-side CMMC

    The General Services Administration will add more supply chain and cybersecurity protection language, including DOD's CMMC requirements for vendors, to its new contracts as risks grow, according to one of the agency's top acquisition managers. 10/21/2020

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    Watchdog: DHS needs to keep a closer eye on acquisition qualifications

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to be consistent in nominating and designating acquisition oversight officials. 10/21/2020

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    NITAAC CIO-SP4 on track

    Despite the pandemic, the next iteration of one of National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's governmentwide contracts is steadily progressing. 10/20/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    NSA warns contractors on China hacks

    The National Security Agency released details on 25 existing vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored threat groups are using to try to penetrate defense industrial base networks. 10/20/2020

  • Defense
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    Real-world CMMC

    FCW asked two contract lawyers what vendors really need to know about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. 10/19/2020

  • Cybersecurity

    Solarium Commission looks to boot China from the tech supply chain

    The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is looking to shore up security in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by reducing dependency on suppliers from rival powers, especially China. 10/19/2020

  • Workforce
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    Business groups nationwide complain about diversity training crackdown

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce led a nationwide coalition of trade associations and business groups in a letter opposing the Trump administration's executive order on diversity and inclusion training. 10/18/2020

  • Defense
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    Spectrum on the battlefield

    Managing electromagnetic spectrum will become increasingly important as the Army pushes for large-scale operations across domains. 10/15/2020

  • Drones
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    FAA presses on anti-UAS testing

    The Federal Aviation Administration is advancing testing of anti-drone technology at airports, as federal authorities say rogue unmanned aircraft remain a problem even in the pandemic. 10/15/2020

  • Acquisition
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    CBP extends cargo system disaster recovery contract

    Customs and Border Protection adds five years to its cloud-based disaster recovery infrastructure-as-a-service contract with IBM. 10/13/2020

  • Defense
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    DISA touts SETI for small business contracts

    The Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation contract vehicle is part of DISA's effort to consolidate its IT services and has a $7.5 billion ceiling with separate tracks for large and small businesses. 10/12/2020

  • Health IT
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    FEHRM releases interoperability strategy

    The strategy from the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization program office offers a set of goals that are more about health outcomes and empowering patients that specific technological benchmarks. 10/09/2020

  • Defense

    DOD releases long-awaited data strategy

    The Defense Department's new data strategy takes on ethics, governance and data standards. 10/08/2020

  • Acquisition
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    Eliminating acquisition friction

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is focused on eliminating barriers to faster procurement, said its leader. 10/08/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    IRS modernization still lacks funding

    The tax agency is pursuing two modernization plans but lacks funds from Congress to fully implement replacement for 60-year-old systems. 10/07/2020

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