The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council will require all contracts released or awarded after Aug. 13 to include a clause prohibiting agencies to award a contract to a company if they use telecommunications products or services from Huawei, ZTE or other prohibit products from Chinese companies.
The General Services Administration awarded proof-of-concepts to Amazon Business, Overstock.com and Fischer Scientific on Friday to provide agencies access to their commercial e-commerce platforms for purchases below the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000.
The Coalition for Government Procurement wrote a letter to GSA asking how they are going to incorporate the White House executive order and DHS’s report on supply chain risk management into the e-commerce platform initiative.
This week on Federal Tech Talk, Stuart Itkin, vice president of Marketing and Product Management at Exostar, joins host John Gilroy to discuss a new approach to acquisition called Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Vendors are waiting for the Defense Department to release more details, including the proposed acquisition rule, about how it will apply the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification starting this year.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations pushed the General Services Administration for answers over how it will ensure e-commerce platform vendors will meet federal acquisition regulations and laws.
In today's Federal Newscast, the American Federation of Government Employees is bashing a White House proposal to cut funding and staff at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
For more, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with John Miller, senior vice president of policy at the technology trade association ITI.
At its core, a Jan. 31 executive order seeks to fundamentally address the integrity of the supply chain and e-commerce. Among the potential measures to be employed against entities that facilitate counterfeit trafficking is suspension and debarment from federal procurement.
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.
Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement pondered a law professor's denied request by GAO for documents in Overstock.com's pending protest over GSA's e-marketplace procurement.
If a chain is only as strong as the weakest link, then small business in the federal or industrial supply chain needs to be forged a little tougher.
The Trump administration is working to determine the lead agency to coordinate information sharing for IT-related supply chain risks.
GSA and the Energy Department are trying to come up with approaches to bring down the ever-growing risk of cyber attacks to technology systems.