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GSA to Update Acquisition Regulation With Data Security, Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements

The General Services Administration has announced plans to amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation to integrate new information security and cyber incident reporting requirements for government contractors and contracting officers as part of its unified regulatory agenda. A Federal Register notice posted Friday says GSA plans to require contractors to protect agency-related …

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney: OMB Needs Program Assessment Rating Tool to Help Identify Govt Waste

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, has said he believes reinstating the Program Assessment Rating Tool would help OMB identify and reduce government waste and abuse, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “Ending the PART program denied us that management tool,” Mulvaney told lawmakers …

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DoD IG: Transcom Contracting Staff Need Training to Better Monitor GPC III Contractors’ Performance

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on U.S. Transportation Command to equip its contracting staff with system tools and training in order to properly track the performance of vendors under the Global Privately Owned Vehicle Contract III program. DoD IG said in a report published Wednesday it performed an audit …

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Loretta Lynch: DOJ to Initially Hire Contractors for FBI’s Gun Buyer Background Check System

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department will initially employ contractors to immediately fill positions at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that works to conduct background investigations on gun purchasers, GovExec reported Wednesday. “Because we need to move as quickly as possible, we will likely hire …

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