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OMB Urges Federal Agencies to Pay More Attention to Contract Type Selection

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a memo reminding agencies to practice caution when it comes to selecting the type of federal contracts they award. OMB Director Russell Vought wrote in the Jan. 5 memo that agencies should be vigilant when considering cost-reimbursement contracts for support beyond research and development work.

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OMB Updates Guidelines for New Internet Protocol Adoption; Russell Vought Quoted

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The Office of Management and Budget has released an updated guidance on the federal government's implementation of internet protocol version 6 (IPv6). The guidance also calls for agencies to work with external partners and update public-facing servers and online services in preparation for the implementation. IPv6 replaces the existing IPv4. 

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OMB’s Russell Vought on Developing AI Regulations

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Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has asked U.S. department and agency heads to reduce "unnecessary barriers" to artificial intelligence innovation and growth in compliance with the Executive Order 13859 that seeks to maintain U.S. advantage in AI. Agencies are also encouraged to collaborate with private sector standard-setting organizations on the effort.

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OMB Chief Russell Vought Releases Memo on FISMA Reporting Requirements for FY 2021

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Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has issued a memo detailing reporting requirements and deadlines for agencies in fiscal year 2021 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014. Vought said the updated FISMA guidance directs agencies to report to OMB the status of their data security programs. 

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Acting OMB Head Russell Vought Urges Agencies to Leverage ‘Acquisition Flexibilities’, Domestic Production

Russell Vought

Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is directing agencies to implement various acquisition and contracting strategies as the federal government approaches the busiest quarter of the fiscal year.

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Russ Vought Confirmed as Full-Time OMB Head

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Russ Vought, who has led the Office of Management and Budget on an acting basis, has received Senate confirmation to assume the role full time. He began his tenure as OMB's interim director in January last year after Mick Mulvaney, former OMB director, was named President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff.

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Sen. Mark Warner Asks OMB to Clarify Relief for Contractors Involved in National Security Missions

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a three-time Wash100 award winner, has asked the Office of Management and Budget to release a directive that would direct agencies to implement a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that offers relief to contractors supporting the country’s national security missions.

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