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GSA, VA, IRS Raise Micropurchase, Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration and the Internal Revenue Service have executed emergency procurement authorities to accelerate contract awards in support of COVID-19 relief efforts, Federal News Network reported Friday. VA, GSA and the IRS raised their simplified acquisition threshold and micropurchase threshold for purchases made in the U.S.

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Dana Deasy Initiates Steps to Transfer Pentagon’s Chief Data Officer to CIO Office

Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, issued a memo detailing plans for the transfer of the chief data officer to the CIO office in compliance with the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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US Space Force’s Counterpart in Japan to Start in April

Japan is establishing its own space force as part of the country’s air force, The National Insterest reported Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the new space domain mission unit will begin operations in April as part of the country’s air self-defense force and would collaborate with the U.S. Space Force.

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GSA to Advance Ban on Vendors With Ties to Chinese Tech Firms Via Consolidated Schedule Refresh

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service will include in the initial refresh of its consolidated Multiple Awards Schedule a contracting ban on companies with ties to Chinese technology firms ZTE and Huawei through the supply chain, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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