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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Unveils Supply Chain Initiative to Address Cyber Gaps Between Govt, Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced a program that aims to identify cybersecurity gaps between federal agencies and contractors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ national protection and programs directorate, told reporters Wednesday the supply chain initiative launched …

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Allison Brigati Starts Role as Full-Time GSA Deputy Administrator

Allison Brigati, acting deputy administrator of the General Services Administration over the past two months, was sworn in Tuesday as GSA’s deputy administrator. GSA said Tuesday Brigati joined the agency in July 2017 as associate administrator for its Office of Government-wide Policy. She previously served as general counsel and director of strategic initiatives …

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Report: GSA’s Proposed Rule to Require Compliance With NIST’s Federal Data Protection Framework

The General Services Administration has introduced a proposed rule that would direct civilian contractors to comply with a National Institute of Standards and Technology framework that aims to protect controlled unclassified information in nonfederal data systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. GSA will seek public comments on the proposed rule …

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Report: DHS Plans Govt Internet Connection Program Revamp to Facilitate Cloud Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security aims to update the Trusted Internet Connection  program to account for cloud computing and cybersecurity initiatives across the federal government, FCW reported Tuesday. The TIC 3.0 update is intended to guide agencies amid a continued increase in cloud adoption efforts and mobile device usage. Mark Bunn, a program manager …

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GSA Relaunches Office Supplies Multiple Award Schedule, Adds New Special Item Number

The General Services Administration has updated its multiple-award procurement vehicle for office products and services and added a new special item number for such offerings in a push to reduce redundancies and meet socioeconomic and acquisition objectives. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a statement published Tuesday the new Multiple Award Schedule …

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GSA IG: FAS Offers EIS Contract Transition Support Services Without Interagency Agreements

The General Services Administration’s office of the inspector general has asked the Federal Acquisition Service to have an interagency agreement in place prior to the delivery of support services to customer agencies as they transition to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract. GSA OIG wrote in a Friday memorandum to …

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GSA to Update Acquisition Regulation With Data Security, Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements

The General Services Administration has announced plans to amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation to integrate new information security and cyber incident reporting requirements for government contractors and contracting officers as part of its unified regulatory agenda. A Federal Register notice posted Friday says GSA plans to require contractors to protect agency-related …

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Alan Chvotkin: PSC Backs E-Procurement Portal Implementation Approach

Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said PSC supports transparency and adoption of a phased-in approach in the federal government’s implementation of e-commerce portals for procurement processes. Chvotkin joined industry representatives and General Services Administration officials at a public meeting Tuesday to …

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