In today’s Federal Newscast, an arbitrator finds the Veterans Affairs Department should take down a public record of employee firings and other punishments from its website.
A recent White House executive order on communications supply chain security seemed aimed at a controversial Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer.
Gene Shearer, logistics and supply chain adviser for FEMA, and Nick Peak of the National Preparedness Directorate, shared highlights on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement says raising the Micro-Purchase Threshold from $10,000 to $25,000 for purchases through the Section 846 pilot could expand the market by billions.
Tom Sisti, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss trends in cybersecurity and supply chain risk, and the findings in GSA’s eCommerce Market Research and Consultation report.
Roger Waldron says growing risks associated with cyber, supply chain integrity and counterfeit products must push the government to evolve its response effort.
Bill Evanina of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center warned that public and private sector companies shouldn’t become numb to growing supply chain attacks.
The Federal Acquisition Security Council is “on the cusp” of holding its first meeting with agencies, and will work closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Risk Management Center, according to its director.
The fiscal 2019 spending bill increases funding for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program by more than $37 million.
DHS is kicking off several corresponding initiatives to further mitigate supply chain risks, particularly through federal procurement.