Federal contractors are pleased with the progress the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has made in slashing the background investigation inventory, but they’re still searching for solutions that address the end-to-end suitability, credentialing and security clearance process.
Stacy Bostjanick, the director of the CMMC policy office in the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, said the first set of third-party assessment organizations should be in place by late summer in preparation for the first set of procurements requiring the cyber standards this fall.
The General Services Administration says the number of help desk calls about the beta.sam.gov website is at or below the levels that came in for the old site. Some contractors, however, say the new site continues to struggle and remains frustrating to many.
GSA released the results of its In-depth Feedback through Open Reporting Methods (INFORM) pilot and found the overwhelming majority of contractors and federal acquisition workers said giving more information about why a bid failed was valuable.
An inaugural NDIA report says defense industry is financially strong and generally competitive, but points to workforce, cybersecurity challenges.
The Reston, Virginia-based firm won the largest portion of the long-awaited NGEN-R contract, valued at up to $7.7 billion.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 31 outlining the actions the government will take to crack down on counterfeit products coming into the American supply chain.
With the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification accreditation board set up, the Pentagon expects to release version 1 of the cyber standards on Friday that will kick off the effort in earnest.
Pitch days are growing in popularity. They often go with the use of non-traditional acquisition techniques.
DISA is moving toward iterative or agile approaches to acquisition and projects in order to avoid planning and implementation mistakes of the past.
As the Trump administration prepares to dramatically ramp up its continuous evaluation capabilities in the coming years, industry is asking for access to some of the data collected from cleared contractors. That information, industry says, will better inform their own insider threat programs.
Rebecca Weirick, the executive director of the Services Acquisition Office of in the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, said category management helped the service save almost 10% on contracts that was put toward readiness and modernization in 2019.
A DoD IG report found more in than 40% of cases it reviewed delivery companies missed dates for service members moving to new homes.
Kraig Conrad, the CEO of the National Contract Management Association, said acquisition and contracting officers must take advantage of automation to be more agile and faster.