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Salient CRGT Works With Federal Government to Implement Virtual Workforces During COVID-19; Tom Ferrando Quoted

Tom Ferrando

Salient CRGT has worked with the federal government to advance digital transformation and manage large federal networks in response to the demands of COVID-19, the company reported on Wednesday. Salient CRGT’s work has enabled federal agencies to transition to virtual communications and networks through implementing virtual work environments.

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GAO Reports Increase of Procurement Budget from 2018-2019; Potomac Officers Club Hosts Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report, noting that agencies spent more on procurement in fiscal 2019 than in any of the previous 10 years, the office reported in May 2020. The report stated that agency spending on multiple award contracts for IT and services increased from over the last year. 

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3M Secures 2 Contacts from DoD to Expand N95 Respirator Development During COVID-19 Pandemic; Mike Roman Quoted

3M has been awarded two contracts through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to further develop U.S. production of N95 respirators in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the company reported on Friday.

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DoD CMMC Becomes a Global Intrigue As Countries Investigate New Cybersecurity Regulations; Stacy Bostjanick Quoted

Stacy Bostjanick, the director of the CMMC policy office in the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, discussed how the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has become a global intrigue as other nations look to the United States as the government implements the new model. 

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DoD Announces New CMMC Program to Launch in Spring 2020; Ellen Lord Quoted

The Pentagon will hold a public hearing in late April or early May for its new cybersecurity contracting standards, Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment with Department of Defense, announced. The department will prepare to select third party auditors and implement the requirements in 10 pilot programs in spring 2020.

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TechnoMile Acquires All Assets of Carroll Publishing; Ashish Khot Quoted

TechnoMile announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired all the assets of Carroll Publishing. Technomile will operate the assets under a newly formed entity, Lead Connector, and will more tightly integrate the content with their industry-leading Growth, Compliance (Contracts and Supply Chain), and Operations platforms.

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VA To Boost Contracting with Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to boost contractual partnerships with veteran-owned and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses. The VA said Monday it aims to provide 17 percent of its contracts to businesses owned by veterans while 15 percent will be allocated to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses in a move to reinforce its contracting goals by five percent.

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Lisa Hershman: DoD Expected to Save $6B for FY 2019

Lisa Hershman, acting chief management officer of the Department of Defense, said in an interview the department is on the track to reach $6B in savings for fiscal year 2019, ABC News reported Saturday. Hershman noted that the DoD’s streamlining efforts for its projects and business strategies has enabled the department to save $4.7B in 2017 and 2018.

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DoD, NASA, GSA Seek Feedback on Standard Collection of Voluntary Contracting Comments

The Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA have started seeking comments on a proposal to develop a standard method of collecting voluntary feedback from government contractors regarding contracts and solicitations. They said in a Federal Register notice posted July 26 that voluntary comments on industry standards, alternative regulatory approaches and legal definitions for other areas of deals, among other things, would provide more substance in modifying the contracting process.

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