Acquisition

Pentagon considers incentives to get companies to CMMC 2.0 early

The Pentagon is considering profit incentives and source selection criteria to get defense contractors to up their cybersecurity game before CMMC 2.0 becomes…

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In this April 7, 2020, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, are checked at local hotels in Guam in an effort to implement social distancing. People in Guam are used to a constant U.S. military presence on the strategic Pacific island, but some are nervous as hundreds of sailors from the coronavirus-stricken Navy aircraft carrier flood into hotels for quarantine. Officials insist they have enforced strict safety measures. (Mass Communication Specialist Julio Rivera/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy turns heads by giving Huntington Ingalls a pass on COVID mandate

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DoD

DoD’s long-delayed household goods moving contract faces yet another protest

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Government contractors and the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

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Federal News NetworkJerry McGinn, George Mason University

Fed-turned-academic is now back helping the Defense Department

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DoD picks Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle for multibillion dollar project to replace JEDI Cloud

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In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, photograph, a sign notifies customers that COVID-19 vaccinations are available at a pharmacy in a grocery store in Monument, Colo. Millions of U.S. workers now have a Jan. 4 deadline to get a COVID vaccine. The federal government on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 announced new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

GSA says vast majority of contractors agree to implement vaccine mandate

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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the Education Department in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Does the future include shared services for zero trust?

Steven Hernandez, Education’s chief information security officer, said interagency data-sharing initiatives to strengthen authentication for zero trust…

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Why DHS landed in hot water over $5M leadership training contract

Even simplified acquisitions can get an agency tied into knots. Attorney Joseph Petrillo joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details.

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DHS chief information security officer wary of Pentagon’s changes to CMMC

DHS was concerned the Pentagon’s approach was too “heavy-handed.” Now, officials think “CMMC 2.0” might leave gaps in contractor cybersecurity.

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