Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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Sen. Mark Warner Asks OMB to Clarify Relief for Contractors Involved in National Security Missions

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a three-time Wash100 award winner, has asked the Office of Management and Budget to release a directive that would direct agencies to implement a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that offers relief to contractors supporting the country’s national security missions.

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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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