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USDS, OFPP Unveil Certification Program for Federal Digital Service Procurement Professionals

The U.S. Digital Service has teamed up with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to launch a new certification that aims to facilitate training of government digital service acquisition professionals. USDS said Wednesday the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services was launched in accordance with President Donald …

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Trump Signs Bill Aiming to Bolster Accountability of Security Clearance Process

President Donald Trump has signed a bill aiming to streamline and boost accountability of the government’s security clearance process. The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency, or SECRET, Act requires the Office of Personnel Management‘s National Background Investigations Bureau to report on security clearance investigation backlogs, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif. said Wednesday. The new …

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David Davis: Air Force Needs Technical Practices That Align With Space Resilience Focus

David Davis, chief systems engineer for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has said the service branch’s focus on resilience to counter emerging space threats has implications for spacecraft production and testing, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “The technical practices we employ today will continue to drive high costs,” Davis said at …

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AFRL Uses New Method to Simplify Technology Licensing Processes

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is employing a new licensing method designed to accelerate the transitioning of AFRL technologies into commercial development. Industry entities may now use the Express Technology Licensing website to determine licensing availability and opportunities for AFRL-made products before purchase, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Wednesday. “Through Express Tech Licensing, …

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GAO Cites Gaps in NASA’s IT Mgmt Practices for Cybersecurity, Workforce Planning

The Government Accountability Office has found deficiencies in NASA’s implementation of information technology management practices. GAO said in a report published Tuesday those deficiencies were observed in the space agency’s practices for cybersecurity, governance, workforce and strategic planning. NASA falls short of implementing an effective cybersecurity risk management process that includes …

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