Tag Archives: federal acquisition

CISA’s Bob Kolasky: New Acquisition Council Launches Efforts to Help Agencies Address Supply Chain Security Risks

 

Bob Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the newly created Federal Acquisition Security Council has initiated its efforts to help agencies manage security risks to the supply chain, FCW reported Monday. FASC "is going to serve as the governance structure to elevate the security within federal acquisition processes,” Kolasky, head of CISA’s National Risk Management Center, said at an FCW briefing held July 16.

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DHS Officials Discuss Efforts of Two Newly Formed Groups to Ensure Supply Chain Security

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security discussed the functions and responsibilities of two new organizations created to address cyber vulnerabilities in the technology supply chain during an Atlantic Council event, FCW reported Thursday. DHS formed a supply chain task force, while the Secure Technology Act passed by Congress created the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Council intended to build cybersecurity resilience into federal acquisition rules.

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PSC’s Alan Chvotkin: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization to Drive Federal Acquisition

Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said information technology modernization, cybersecurity and the cross-agency goals in the President’s Management Agenda will help drive federal acquisition in the coming year, Federal News Network reported Monday. “There is no doubt increased focus on IT. Cybersecurity is clearly a high risk and high spend area so we think there will be a lot of business opportunities,” Chvotkin said.
 

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DHS Aims to Address Supply Chain Risks in Federal Acquisition via New Task Force; Chris Krebs Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security’s national risk management center will create a new information and communications technology task force to help address risks to the supply chain, Federal News Network reported Monday. ​The report said the task force is expected to work on efforts to reduce such risks in the federal acquisition process in 2019.

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Inspector General Audits Defense Department’s Cost-Reimbursement Contracting Process

The Office of Inspector General has issued an audit report that indicates the Defense Department‘s contracting personnel failed to implement the necessary rule for cost-reimbursement contracts totaling nearly $31.7 billion. IG released the report Friday with a goal to review DoD’s compliance with the revised interim federal acquisition regulation rule on cost-reimbursement contracts. The …

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