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Small Business Cyber Support Bill Clears House

The House has voted unanimously to pass a bill that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to offer guidance for small businesses to identify and address cybersecurity risks. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act would direct the agency’s director to consult with other federal agency leaders to disseminate guidelines, methods, tools …

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US Pledges Additional $150M to Help Stabilize Iraq

The federal government has pledged another $150 million to support a stabilization program in Iraq following the liberation of various areas in the country from the Islamic State militant group. The U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday it will deliver the funds to the United Nations Development Program as part of …

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PSC Urges OMB to Revise Actions on Acquisition Reviews, Payments to Small Business in June 15 Memo

The Professional Services Council has asked the Office of Management and Budget to revise certain measures in its June 15 memorandum that seeks to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at PSC, told OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in a letter published Thursday that the agency should …

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GSA Begins Source Selection Phase for Alliant 2 IT Contract Vehicle’s Unrestricted Portion

The General Services Administration has started the source selection process for the unrestricted section of the potential 10-year, Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services. John Cavadias, lead contracting officer for Alliant 2, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that GWAC procuring contracting officers and acquisition team evaluators may …

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Senate Committee Approves Bill Seeking Cybersecurity Resources for SMEs

The Senate Commerce Committee has passed a bill that would provide resources for small and medium companies to address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the committee approved the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology Cybersecurity Act  through a voice vote Wednesday after Sen. Brian …

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Navy to Use GSA’s Reverse Auction Platform Under MoU

The General Services Administration and the Naval Supply Systems Command signed a memorandum of understanding that allows the Department of the Navy to use GSA’s reverse auction platform for acquisition processes. The Reverse Auction eTool is designed to speed up the process to buy office products and service offerings and give small businesses an opportunity to compete …

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