The Pentagon hopes to pick a nonprofit organization to oversee its new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program by January, with CMMC being applied to at least some new contracts by next summer.
Matt Goodrich, of GSA, Ben Sweezy, of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Tony Scardino of USPTO, are among the federal executives on the move over the last month.
The Department of Health and Human Services decided in June that its Program Support Office would immediately stop offering assisted acquisition services, impacting dozens of agencies.
Four members of the House Armed Services Committee wrote to President Donald Trump that any further delays to the cloud procurement known as JEDI would harm the Pentagon.
Army Futures Command is off and running, but it may be lacking on engagement with small business.
Rick Hill, senior vice president at HumanTouch LLC, argues that DoD needs agility and flexibility and a single cloud approach under JEDI would not give them those features.
Also in today’s Federal Newscast, USDA is facing more congressional backlash for its plans to relocate two research bureaus to Kansas City, and the DoD Inspector General says former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White misused her subordinates’ time.
Jay Mahanand, the chief information officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, said the plan is to launch an enterprise portfolio management program that USAID will deploy worldwide in the coming months.
Last week, GSA issued a draft Request for Proposal for its initial Proof of Concept to implement Section 846 of the fiscal year 2018 NDAA.
DoD plans to issue a memo that would strongly encourage reciprocity for cloud services authorized by FedRAMP at the moderate level.