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First Company to Clear DOD’s Initial Assessment Awaits Certification as CMMC Assessor; Matthew Montgomery Quoted


The Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) has allowed an anonymous company to move forward in the Department of Defense's contractor cybersecurity standards certification process. The first company to gain the approval of DIBCAC will now await the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body's (CMMC-AB) decision on whether it will be granted the Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) status.

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DOD Issues FY 2020 Procurement Mgmt Review; John Tenaglia Quoted

John Tenaglia

A Department of Defense (DOD) review of agency procurement practices has found that DOD agencies consistently emphasized customer support and were able to provide flexible work schedules that helped boost workforce morale over the past year. Tenaglia noted in the report’s foreword that PMR teams were able to migrate to virtual operations in line with telework demands that emerged in the past year.

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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Maj. Gen. David Bassett to Lead Defense Contract Management Agency

David Bassett

Maj. Gen. David Bassett, head of the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Command Control Communications - Tactical, has been appointed to serve as director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, C4ISRNet reported Thursday.

Effective June 4, Bassett will lead the agency tasked with the oversight of defense contracting processes. He will also receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general

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Pentagon Begins Implementation of Increased Progress Payment Rates for Vendors

Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, said DoD has started implementing the increased progress payment rates for contractors and that the Defense Contract Management Agency has modified about 1,400 contracts to reflect the increased rates, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Reward Contractors Through Progress or Performance Payments

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said in a video interview aired Friday that DoD plans to use performance or progress payments as an incentive to defense companies that work to fulfill project requirements.

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DoD Unveils Acquisition Excellence Award Winners

The Defense Department has recognized acquisition teams across the department and intelligence agencies for showing “exemplary” contracting practices, DoD News reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said DoD gave the 2017 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award to organizations that helped meet goals under the National Defense Strategy. The award …

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DoD Splits Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Orgs

The Defense Department on Thursday officially split the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two new units – defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and undersecretary for research and engineering – as part of reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a Wednesday memo the …

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