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The Defense Pricing and Contracting office issued a deviation to the FAR giving contracting officers the ability to continue to award contracts even if companies are not fully registered in SAM.gov.
NSA released a suite of “post-quantum algorithms” that will eventually be requirements for national security systems, along with a series of deadlines for the transition.
The Defense Department released a new version of its risk management framework in July with four new focus areas to improve how the agency manages its cyber challenges.
The government's need for fresh technologies and innovation is rippled throughout its supply base. An emerging trend has prime contractors accelerating their investments in promising startups.
In today's Federal Newscast: No surprise. Inflation is hitting the contracting community, along with everyone else. GAO reports that DoD has shoddy tactics for testing children for lead exposure. And the Customs and Border Protection directorate hits facial recognition technology right between the eyes.
GAO found DoD's Industrial Base Policy Office doesn't have a fully developed strategy to mitigate risks. Director of Contracting and National Security Acquisitions Bill Russell, joined the Federal Drive to explain.
The Small Business Administration is trying to address the 40% decline in the small business industrial base over the last decade with new initiatives.
Although DLA and SBA have worked together on similar NMR waivers for many years, we recognize that SBA has recently taken exception to how the program has been implemented.
The Project on Government Oversight reviewed spending patterns of the Defense Logistics Agency under its Special Operational Equipment tailored logistics support program.
The House will consider several workforce-related amendments to the 2023 Defense Authorization Act, including bringing TSA employees under Title 5.
The Defense Department’s Defense Contract Management Agency is staffing up to prepare for assessments under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in 2023 and beyond.
The Marines Corps awarded GDIT a task order under the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract to test out how they can receive Microsoft Office capabilities both on-premise and in the cloud in a classified environment.
Raj Iyer, the Army’s chief information officer, said the Army’s IT and cybersecurity budget request is $16.6 billion in 2023, which is the largest of all DoD services.
Mike Madsen, the deputy director of Defense Innovation Unit, said his organization in 2021 published 26 solicitations for commercial solutions for which it received 1,100 proposals. The solicitations on average received 43 proposals each.
Each week, Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks with the managers of the federal government's largest department. Subscribe on PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts.