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NRO’s Kristina Harrington Sees Acquisition System Keeping Gov’t Behind Private Sector in Cyber Capabilities

Kristina Harrington, signals intelligence directorate chief at the National Reconnaissance Office, has said that the U.S. government needs to overcome hurdles in the acquisition process so it catch up with the private sector in cyber capabilities, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes that her statements echoed those of Col. Dean …

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OFPP’s Joanie Newhart: Gov’t Updates Federal Acquisition Certification to Address Training

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Federal Acquisition Institute have updated the federal acquisition certification in contracting to offer information technology procurement training, FCW reported Wednesday. Troy Schneider writes the revised certification will take effect on Oct. 1 to coordinate a four-week class in line with the Defense …

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DISA Wants Contractors’ Feedback on Comms & Tech Support for CENTCOM in SW Asia

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a draft solicitation for a contract covering communications technology and related support for U.S. Air Forces Central Command operations in Southwest Asia. DISA said Friday that the Communications Technical Support Services program aims to support AFCENT networks used to facilitate data transmissions among …

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