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GSA to Update Identity Protection, Breach Response SIN on Professional Services Schedule

The General Services Administration has announced plans to clarify certain definitions and implement changes to a special item number for identity protection and data breach response services on the Professional Services Schedule, Nextgov reported Friday. GSA proposed to clarify the definitions of “enrollee” and “impacted individual” and eliminate data breach …

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GSA Launches Accelerated Contracting Process for Startups

The General Services Administration has launched the pilot program for a new service that aims to refine and accelerate the contracting process for startup companies' and federal market entrants' commercial offerings. The agency said Wednesday the Commercial Solutions Opening procedure provides new firms with fast-track vendor selection timelines and simplified contract terms, and an option for commercial vendors to secure their intellectual property.

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DoD, NASA, GSA Seek Feedback on Standard Collection of Voluntary Contracting Comments

The Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA have started seeking comments on a proposal to develop a standard method of collecting voluntary feedback from government contractors regarding contracts and solicitations. They said in a Federal Register notice posted July 26 that voluntary comments on industry standards, alternative regulatory approaches and legal definitions for other areas of deals, among other things, would provide more substance in modifying the contracting process.

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Introduces Bill to Revamp FedRAMP Certification Process

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would reform the government’s process for authorizing commercial cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Connolly’s office said Friday FedRAMP Reform Act of 2018 would also institute agency compliance measures and create new metrics to properly implement such measures. He noted …

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