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Air Force to Test New Contracting Process for Startups in October; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force plans to test in October a new process that aims to speed up contract awards to startups and small businesses within days, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Will Roper, assistant secretary for the service's acquisition, technology and logistics, said the process would involve a call for startups to present their ideas in one or two pages and pitch their concepts through a “90-second video like Kickstarter.”

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PSC Cites GovCon Provisions in FY 2019 NDAA; David Berteau Quoted

The Professional Services Council has commended the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for finalizing and passing the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill that contains provisions that could have an impact on government contractors.

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DISA Seeks to Accelerate Acquisition Process With ‘Other Transaction Authority’

The Defense Information Systems Agency has started adopting the “other transaction authority” as a contracting method to facilitate the acquisition process and speed up the delivery of new technology platforms designed to meet warfighters’ requirements. “Many of the companies we’re dealing with are small start-ups,” Scott Stewart, technical director at …

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GSA Relaunches Office Supplies Multiple Award Schedule, Adds New Special Item Number

The General Services Administration has updated its multiple-award procurement vehicle for office products and services and added a new special item number for such offerings in a push to reduce redundancies and meet socioeconomic and acquisition objectives. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a statement published Tuesday the new Multiple Award Schedule …

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Small Business Cyber Support Bill Clears House

The House has voted unanimously to pass a bill that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to offer guidance for small businesses to identify and address cybersecurity risks. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act would direct the agency’s director to consult with other federal agency leaders to disseminate guidelines, methods, tools …

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US Pledges Additional $150M to Help Stabilize Iraq

The federal government has pledged another $150 million to support a stabilization program in Iraq following the liberation of various areas in the country from the Islamic State militant group. The U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday it will deliver the funds to the United Nations Development Program as part of …

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