Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, said small businesses would need to comply with a new cybersecurity standard for approval to work on Department of Defense contracts, FCW reported Tuesday.Read More »
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The Department of Defense is seeking a new budget category under research and development funding to focus on the software acquisition lifecycle, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Jeff Boleng, special assistant for software acquisition at DoD, said at a Software Engineering Institute event that the Office of Management and Budget has supported the department’s intent to pursue pilot programs under the proposed Budget Activity 8.Read More »
Three Department of Defense leaders have been selected to implement the approved recommendations within the four lines of effort of the Defense Innovation Board’s Software Acquisition and Practices study, FedScoop reported Monday. The four lines of effort are refactoring regulations, statutes and processes for software, creating cross-program and cross-service digital infrastructure, establishing new paths for digital talent and changing software procurement and development practices.Read More »
The Defense Innovation Board issued a report assessing the Pentagon’s software acquisition practices, the Department of Defense website reported Friday. The report focuses on three basic themes. The first suggests that cycle time and speed are the most essential metrics in software management. The second highlights the need to attract, retain and promote digital talent since “software is made by people and for people.”Read More »
The delivery of the first Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft to the U.S. Air Force was postponed following the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, Defense News reported Monday. A source said the service branch was scheduled to receive the first tanker on Monday but leadership changes at DoD stalled the decision on KC-46.
The Defense Department has decided to withdraw its proposed rule to regulate payments to contractors based on performance, Defense News reported Monday. “Recently, proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) were prematurely released, absent full coordination,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a statement obtained by the publication.Read More »
The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Defense Department to delay the implementation of a proposed rule that seeks to compensate contractors based on performance, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “We should not make it harder to do business with the Department of Defense than it is to do business with other parts of government — and that’s exactly what this regulation does,” HASC Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Tuesday.
Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department and a 2018 Wash100 awardee, has said that her office will train DoD procurement managers on how to buy commercial technology platforms through the nontraditional contracting process, SpaceNews reported Sunday. She also aims to establish a policy that would …Read More »