Tag Archives: NDAA

DoD Considers Delaying Chinese Tech Removal Rule Implementation

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A section in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act requiring government contractors to remove Chinese-made technologies from their networks is now slated to take effect in August 2020 and the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering delaying by a year full compliance with that provision, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Senate Panel OKs $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021

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The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday passed a $740.5 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2021 in a 25-2 vote. The Senate panel said the U.S. military advantage in ground, aerial, space, cyber space and maritime domains should be protected and the FY21 NDAA seeks accelerate innovation to allow the country to better compete with Russia and China.

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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

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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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