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Leigh Method on Proposed Defense Policy Updates for Contractors, Contingency Support

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Leigh Method, deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) for Logistics, has said that her office is looking to clarify defense policies involving contracted personnel, contingency operations and DOD-contractor responsibilities. The new rules also seek to clarify DOD and contractor requirements such as pre-deployment health assessments, she added.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Call for Reopening of Mexican Suppliers

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Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Awardee, said aircraft manufacturers and other U.S. defense contractors depend on parts suppliers in Mexico and DoD will call for the country to reopen such facilities that have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Defense One reported Monday.

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How will CMMC Directly Affect Defense Contractors: What You Need to Stay Informed as Regulations Change; Katie Arrington Quoted

The Department of Defense (DoD) has noted that cybersecurity requirements for the Department of Defense contractors will view the model as being in a “constant state of evolution” over the next few years, so what can contractors do to keep up with the current changes? 

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Dun & Bradstreet and QOMPLX Partner for Delivery of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification to Government Contractors; Erik Ekwurzel, Bill Solms Quoted

Dun & Bradstreet has announced their strategic partnership with QOMPLX on Thursday. The companies will provide the more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies and subcontractors with assessment and certification, which is required by the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) model.

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Army Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski: Getting Defense Contractors ‘Off the Net’ Could Help Address Cyber Threats

Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the Army acquisition chief, said he believes investing in resources like information technology systems to pull some defense contractors “off the net” could be the best move as the service continues to face cybersecurity challenges, Army Times 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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Report: DoD Cut FY 2014 Contract Spending by 8%

Figures released by the Federal Procurement Data System show that the Defense Department‘s overall spending dropped 8 percent last fiscal year to $284.9 billion, Federal Times reported Thursday. Andy Medici writes a Federal Times analysis of FPDS data found that although many non-defense government agencies increased their spending on contracts …

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