Tag Archives: Contractors

Mieke Eoyang: DOD Encourages Contractors to Adopt Stronger Cybersecurity

Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Cyber Policy, said the Pentagon wants to help its industrial partners bolster their own cybersecurity efforts. Eoyang said at the Defense One Tech Summit that defense contractors must apply multi-factor authentication, get help from cyber companies or implement other cybersecurity best practices to boost cyber resiliency.

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CyberCore Discusses WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center; Neal Frick Quoted

Neal Frick

CyberCore launched the WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center to provide the federal and commercial sectors insight into customers and contractors in 2019. As security threats increase, federal government contractors’ accountability for security breaches continues to grow. WindRose has leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to assess business and product risk of the Supply Chain Network

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NDAA Announces New Cybersecurity Position, Training for DoD Contractors; Mark Esper, Jim Langevin Quoted

Mark Esper

The Pentagon has announced plans to develop a top cybersecurity position, National Cyber director, within the White House under an amendment to the House version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will create a National Cyber Director within the executive office of the president, Federal News Network reported on Monday.

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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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DoD Issues Final Rule on Selection of Electronic Parts Sources

The Defense Department has issued a final rule that will amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement a National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 requirement on the purchase of electronic parts for military systems. DoD said in a Federal Register notice published Tuesday the new policy is meant to help defense contractors …

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