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Ellen Lord: DoD to Make Procurement Authorities Clear to Acquisition Workforce

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said she plans to look at all procurement authorities and contract vehicles the Defense Department implements in an effort to reform DoD’s business practices, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Then [we’ll take] examples of how these different acquisition authorities and contract types …

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Emily Murphy: GSA Eyes Procurement Innovation Through Shared Services, E-Commerce Portal

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, has said GSA aims to transform the acquisition process through shared services, e-commerce portals and innovation identification, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said Tuesday at the Acquisition Excellence conference that GSA has begun to implement a 10-year plan to establish …

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White House Introduces National Space Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a new strategy that aims to advance industry partnerships and regulatory reforms in a push to help the U.S. maintain its competitive edge in space technology and services. A White House fact sheet published Friday the National Space Strategy seeks to continue the U.S. space exploration …

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DLT’s Don Maclean: Federal IT Leaders Could Help Prevent Breaches Through Cyber Executive Order Compliance

Don Maclean, chief cybersecurity technologist for DLT Solutions, has said federal information technology leaders should implement the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity as part of their efforts to avoid massive data breaches. Maclean wrote in a Nextgov guest post published Monday that the executive order contains three elements that …

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