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Federal Interim Rule to Ban Vendors Using Telecom, Video Surveillance Tech From Five Chinese Suppliers

Surveillance Tech

The Department of Defense (DoD), NASA and the General Services Administration (GSA) have issued an interim rule to prohibit government agencies from contracting with entities that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies.

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Alan Shaffer on Pentagon’s Support to Defense Supply Chain During Pandemic

Alan Shaffer

Alan Shaffer, deputy undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD), said the Pentagon has made contract actions worth nearly $4.5 billion through the Defense Production Act Title III and other assistance programs to support the industrial base during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maj. Gen. John Morrison: Outcomes Enable Partners to Achieve Collective Defense in Cyber Space

Maj. Gen. Morrison

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, chief of staff of U.S. Cyber Command (Cybercom), said Cybercom is assessing the success of an operation or strategy based on outcomes and that such outcomes enable other U.S. government agencies and foreign partners to carry out action in defense of the country.

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Bob DeLuca Named Acting Chief of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service

GSA

Bob DeLuca, who left the General Services Administration in June to serve as deputy chief information officer at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will return to GSA to serve as interim director of the Technology Transformation Service and deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, Nextgov reported Sunday.

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House, Senate NDAAs Seek to Address Supply Chain Security Risks Posed by China

U.S. Capitol

The Senate and House of Representatives have included provisions to address China-related supply chain security issues in their versions of the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate’s NDAA version would require the secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) to “take security risks posed by at-risk vendors such as Huawei and ZTE into account when making overseas stationing decisions.”

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