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GAO Urges Congress to Make DoD’s Subcontracting Plan Test Program Permanent


The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Defense Department collaborate with Congress to make the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans permanent. GAO said Monday the program has helped 12 participating companies to save a combined $18.5 million in administrative costs during fiscal 2013. DoD launched the program in 1990 to …

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GAO: DoD Faces Commercial Product Cost Assessment Challenges


The Defense Department uses previous contracts or contractor-provided cost data to examine the reasonableness of commercial offerings in noncompetitive acquisition programs, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Thursday DoD contracting personnel asked pricing information from vendors to determine whether the prices the department paid on 12 of 32 …

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Ashton Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy

Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has released a new strategic plan for the Defense Department to secure cyberspace operations and strengthen cybersecurity of weapon systems, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes the 42-page cyber strategy document calls for the agency to include security standards in military technology acquisition …

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GSA Wants Alternative Federal Cloud Purchasing Tool


The General Services Administration has asked for input from other federal agencies and companies about alternative contract vehicles for the procurement of commercial cloud services, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Mohana Ravindranath writes GSA is seeking a centralized tool for customer agencies to order infrastructure-as-a-service or email-as-a-service offerings. The agency could use …

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Profile: Steve Shirley, Defense Cyber Crime Center Executive Director


Steve Shirley serves as executive director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Maryland, which is a national cybersecurity center that incorporates five organizations. DC3 comprises of the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory, Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, Defense Cyber Crime Institute, DC3 Analytical Group and the Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment. …

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