Tag Archives: Contractors

Ellen Lord Recommends Strategies to Prepare for CMMC Implementation: Four Step Process

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, after the announcement of the new cybersecurity regulations, emphasized the concerns that  the Department of Defense (DoD) had with its supply chain concerning sensitive and unclassified government data, and discussed the three new changes with the implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

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Day & Zimmermann Acquire Minnotte Contracting Corporation to Expand Union Staffing, Project Management; Michael McMahon, Dave Minnotte Quoted

Day & Zimmermann has acquired Minnotte Contracting Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based union mechanical contractor and construction company, to expand its union staffing and project management capabilities, Day & Zimmermann announced on Thursday

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Chamber of Commerce: Government Shutdown Significantly Affects Small Businesses; David Berteau Quoted

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released data reflecting a loss of $2.3B in small business revenue due to the government shutdown, NextGov reported Thursday. The shutdown has affected 41,000 small businesses across the country over the shutdown's first 34 days.

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Brandon Pustejovsky: USAID to Establish Data Library to Capture and Share Data from Contractors

The U.S. Agency for International Development will unveil a new development data library to capture, share and visualize information from contractors, employees and non-profit organizations in 85 countries around the world, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Brandon Pustejovsky, USAID chief data officer, said the agency modified all contract …

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GAO: DOE Labs Spent $542M on Internally Directed R&D Projects in Fiscal 2015

The Energy Department‘s national laboratories have invested a combined $542 million in laboratory-directed research and development programs during fiscal 2015, which accounted for 4.2 percent of their budgets for that year, according to a Government Accountability Office report. A DOE policy allows its federally funded research facilities to allocate up to …

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Soraya Correa: DHS Preps Professional Services Vendors for Agency’s OASIS Vehicle Transition

The Department of Homeland Security has started to prepare for its adoption of a General Services Administration-run professional services contract vehicle as part of DHS’ strategic sourcing efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes DHS asked its Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vendors to collaborate with providers under GSA’s …

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