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Sen. Ron Johnson Eyes Inclusion of National Cyber Director in NDAA

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to require the creation of a Senate-confirmed director role for national cybersecurity and wants the proposal to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Three Commissions Ask Congress to Consider Workforce Recommendations for FY 2021 Defense Policy Bill

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service have called on Senate and House Armed Services Committees to consider including in the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act their proposed workforce recommendations to attract technical talent and maintain the country's competitive edge.

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Will Roper: Air Force Seeks Acquisition Authorities to Move Funds Between Space Programs

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Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition executive and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is seeking new acquisition authorities from Congress that would allow it to shift funds from one space program to another, Breaking Defense reported Thursday.

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GSA Issues Memo on Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors, Subcontractors

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The General Services Administration has cleared a class deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation to allow accelerated payments to small business contractors and subcontractors and comply with a provision of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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GSA Seeks AI-Based SaaS Tool to Back Regulatory Streamlining Efforts

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The General Services Administration has issued a solicitation for a commercial artificial intelligence platform that can support regulatory streamlining efforts. GSA is using the commercial solutions opening method for the procurement action in compliance with the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and has partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to look for a software-as-a-service platform.

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DoD Urges Congress to Rescind Requirement for Unclassified FYDP Submission

The Department of Defense (DoD) is asking Congress to cancel the statutory requirement to develop an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program, the Federation of American Scientists reported Monday. DoD offers its defense spending estimates for the next five years through FYDP and the Pentagon said it might inadvertently disclose sensitive data through the publication of unclassified FYDP.

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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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