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Rep. Mac Thornberry, Sen. Jim Inhofe Raise Concern Over DoD’s Contractor Payment Proposal

The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Defense Department to delay the implementation of a proposed rule that seeks to compensate contractors based on performance, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “We should not make it harder to do business with the Department of Defense than it is to do business with other parts of government — and that’s exactly what this regulation does,” HASC Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Tuesday.
 

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PSC Cites GovCon Provisions in FY 2019 NDAA; David Berteau Quoted

The Professional Services Council has commended the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for finalizing and passing the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill that contains provisions that could have an impact on government contractors.

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Congress Eyes DoD-Hosted National Cyber Response Exercise Under Defense Budget Bill

The Senate and the House Armed Services Committee are proposing an annual defense policy bill that would task the Defense Department to host a national cyber defense exercise, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. The high-level exercise would leverage department-level leadership to support the cyber needs of civil authorities, policy testing, cyber-incident coordination, operational planning …

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House OKs Resolutions to Condemn Stopgap Funding Measures

The House on Tuesday passed three resolutions that seek to advance stable military funding by condemning the use of continuing resolutions that serve as stop-gap funding measures if Congress fails to approve appropriations bills prior to the start of another fiscal year in October, Defense News reported Tuesday. House Armed …

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler Discusses DoD Clearance Improvement Efforts With HASC

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., who chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held an event to address concerns in the Defense Department‘s clearance process. The subcommittee’s fourth official event discussed on ongoing efforts to streamline DoD’s process for granting security clearances to employees and contractors, the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. …

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House Subcommittee, Tech Industry Meet to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, led a roundtable Thursday with industry representatives and subject matter experts on commercial artificial intelligence technology. HASC said Friday the closed meeting sought to identify opportunities, challenges and implications of AI adoption efforts. Accenture, FireEye, …

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