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Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August

cyber

The General Services Administration plans to award the next set of task orders under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program in an effort to provide 41 small agencies access to cybersecurity services through cloud-based shared services, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes Jim Piche, group manager of GSA’s federal …

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CBO: HASC’s FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill to Reduce DoD Direct Spending by $206M Over 10 Years

Budget

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 would reduce the Defense Department’s direct spending by approximately $206 million over the next 10 years. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the allocation of $603.3 billion in …

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PSC Urges House Committee Not to Consider Bid Protest Process Reform Proposals

ContractSigning

The Professional Services Council has voiced concerns about two potential amendments to a fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would reform the current bid protest process for government contracts. PSC said Wednesday the House Armed Services Committee should forego consideration of measures that the council believes would not help lessen the …

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Report: Pentagon Mulls Maritime Surveillance Assistance to U.K.

Poseidon

The Defense Department plans to explore options on how it can assist the U.K. in maritime surveillance efforts before the British military receives its first P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft from the U.S., Defense News reported Tuesday. According to the story by Aaron Mehta, the U.K. seeks to procure up to nine Boeing-built P-8s as part of efforts to increase …

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DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

market-research

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

mobile device management

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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Ashton Carter, Joseph Dunford: DoD Needs to Avoid Sequestration to Address 5 Strategic Challenges

Budget

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department needs to avoid sequestration in order to fund critical investments amid the five global challenges the U.S. currently faces, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter cited terrorism, China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the strategic challenges that direct …

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