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Rule Change to Include CMMC Requirements in Contracts On Track; Katie Arrington Quoted

Katie Arrington

The Department of Defense (DoD) is on track with the final step to begin integrating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements into contracts. The full CMMC program will be implemented over a period of five years and the Pentagon said contractors should expect to see such requirements in a few contracts by the end of 2020.

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DoD Releases Memo on Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Telecom Equipment

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The office of the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense has issued a memo to facilitate the implementation of an interim rule that would block government agencies from contracting with entities that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies.

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DHS Announces Details of U.S.-Israel Collab Solicitation; William Bryan Quoted

William Bryan

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has identified the main focus areas of a technology solicitation in partnership with Israel, DHS said Tuesday. The Binational Industrial Research and Development or BIRD Foundation, a U.S.-Israel partnership, seeks proposals for technology projects that tackle:

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USAID Searches for M&A Data Service

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a solicitation for a subscription-based database that stores content on mergers and acquisitions. USAID said Friday in a SAM notice it plans to award a potential five-year contract for a database that features M&A data from the year 2000 onwards and can accommodate near-real-time updates.

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Army Adopts New Strategy for OMFV Combat Vehicle Program

The U.S. Army’s G-8 collected feedback from industry and government partners and incorporated some of the lessons learned from the initial solicitation to come up with a new strategy for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, which is expected to replace the service’s Bradley fighting vehicles starting fiscal year 2028, the service reported Friday.

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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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SDA Eyes New Acquisition Approach for National Defense Space Architecture; Derek Tournear Quoted

The Space Development Agency plans to launch the first batch of dozens of satellites by fiscal year 2022 to provide initial capabilities and have a thousand satellites by FY 2026 in low-Earth orbit as part of its proposed National Defense Space Architecture, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Katie Arrington: DoD’s Cyber Certification Model Could Allow for Reciprocity With FedRAMP

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said DoD considers opening the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification initiative up for a reciprocity process with the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management program to facilitate the transition, FCW reported Friday.

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GSA Extends Bid Submission Deadline for E-Marketplace Solicitation; Laura Stanton Quoted

The General Services Administration moved to extend for another two weeks the deadline for responses to its solicitation for e-commerce platforms after it received more than 70 questions from industry regarding the request for proposals, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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