Tag Archives: Professional Services Council

Trade Groups Offer Recommendations to DOD Over CMMC Program

55th Cyber Squadron

The Information Technology Industry (ITI) Council, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the Professional Services Council (PSC) have presented six recommendations to the Department of Defense (DOD) to better support the review of potential changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program and assessment practices.

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PSC Comments on HASC-Passed NDAA With Section 3610 Authority; EVP David Broome Quoted

David Broome

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has welcomed the move of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) members for passing a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes a provision authorizing federal agencies to provide reimbursement to contractors to help them retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies.

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Trade Groups, Federal Officials Discuss Efforts to Evacuate Federal Contractors From Afghanistan; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

Professional Services Council, National Defense Industrial Association and International Stability Operations Association leaders met with officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development and departments of Defense and State Friday to discuss the evacuation of federal contractor employees and their families out of Afghanistan.

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PSC Wants Section 3610 Extended, Retained Following Positive Contractor Response; EVP David Broome Quoted

David Broome

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has called on the extension or permanent retention of a key reimbursement clause within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. PSC pointed out Thursday that a majority of contractors recently interviewed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found the paid leave reimbursement under CARES Act Section 3610 useful in retaining employees.

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PSC to Host Forum to Address Industry Concerns With Afghanistan Drawdown; Stephanie Kostro Quoted

Stephanie Kostro

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has called on the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies to take part in an information-sharing forum on August 6th to improve communication and coordination between government and industry on contractor issues in relation to the military drawdown in Afghanistan.

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Report: DHS Procurement Chief Soraya Correa to Retire July 31st; PSC CEO David Berteau Quoted

Soraya Correa

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2015, has informed her staff that she will retire from the federal government at the end of July after a more than four-decade career. Correa has been with DHS for 18 years and oversees the delivery of operational procurement services throughout the department in her current capacity.

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Contractors Propose US Government-Industry Collaboration Forums for Afghan Drawdown

Afghanistan Evacuation

The Professional Services Council (PSC), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) have urged the federal government to create two collaborative forums to engage the contracting industry in the planning and implementation of a process to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11th.

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Noblis Appoints Four New Members To Its Board of Trustees; Amr ElSawy Quoted

Amr ElSawy

Noblis, a leading provider of science, technology and strategy services to the federal government announced on Monday that it has appointed four new members to its Board of Trustees including, C. Okey Agba, Ellen Glover, Jerry L. Johnson and Jeanne Shen. The appointments will become effective on April 27, 2021. 

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PSC Names David Broome EVP for Government Relations; David Berteau, Roger Krone Quoted

Professional Services

Professional Services Council (PSC) has appointed David Broome as executive vice president for Government Relations, effective Feb. 15, 2021. “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead PSC’s government relations, especially at a time when the new administration’s agenda takes shape,” Broome said. Broome, a Marine Corps reservist, has more than two decades of experience across the federal government. 

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PSC Report Forecasts Continued Rise in Federal AI, Cybersecurity Spending

NSA-CISA-FBI-UK NCSC

A new Professional Services Council (PSC) report projects continued rise in federal investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence initiatives, including robotic process automation and machine learning. The council’s report anticipates that spending on cloud platforms will remain flat, while DoD could see a 2 percent increase in its topline budgets. 

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