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GSA Unveils Changes to SAM.gov User Info Verification, Login Procedures

The General Services Administration has established new controls for its online registration platform for government contractors and federal assistance requests in an effort to build on measures implemented earlier this year to address alleged fraudulent activity. GSA said it will no longer require entities creating or updating their registration in the System …

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NIST Updates Tech Transfer, Licensing Rules for Innovations Under Government-Funded R&D

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated regulations related to technologies that universities, large and small businesses, nonprofits and laboratories invent as part of federally funded research and development. NIST said Tuesday changes to Code of Federal Regulations sections that cover the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act are anticipated to impact the licensing …

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US & Japan Affirm Int’l Cooperation, Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Cybersecurity

The governments of Japan and the U.S. have affirmed their commitment to cooperate on bilateral cyber concerns and bolster public-private partnerships with industry, academia and civil society in efforts to achieve cybersecurity and resiliency. A joint Japan-U.S. statement published Monday by the State Department said whole-of-government collaboration is key to …

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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Monday President Donald Trump picked Brigati to help guide strategic policymaking for the federal government on areas such …

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Col. Matthew Kelly to Lead V-22 Joint Program Office Within NAVAIR

Col. Matthew Kelly, formerly MV-22 military lead for the V-22 Osprey program, has assumed leadership of the V-22 Joint Program Office within the Naval Air Systems Command and succeeded former program manager Col. Dan Robinson. NAVAIR said Thursday Kelly will lead PMA-275’s work to oversee the full lifecycle of the tiltrotor aircraft …

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