Tag Archives: supply chain

FCC Advances Secure Networks Act Implementation

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started integrating into its supply chain rulemaking proceeding provisions of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act in an effort to safeguard the country’s communications infrastructure from security threats.

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New Data Released Analyzing the Implications of COVID-19 on Global Supply Chain; Alex Gershenson, Tom Reynolds Quoted

COVID-19

According to data reported in the SupplyShift platform, suppliers’ perspectives concerning the effect of COVID-19 on the supply chain are trending in a positive direction. Of the companies surveyed since March, 43 percent reported that they were running at 81-100 percent of capacity, the report stated on Tuesday

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Stephen Kitay: Pentagon Examines Initial Results of Survey of Space Industrial Base Amid COVID-19

Stephen Kitay

Stephen Kitay, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Space Acquisition Council is assessing initial results of a survey about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the space industrial base, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

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John Polowczyk, FEMA Supply Chain Task Force Lead, to Speak at Potomac Officers Club’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event

John Polowczyk

Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will serve as a keynote speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on Thursday, June 11th. 

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants Pentagon to Shed Light on Increased Progress Payment Rates

Sen. Elizabeth Warre

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to answer some questions about the increased progress payment rates for contractors. DoD released a memo in March that increases the progress payment rates to 90 percent for large businesses and to 95 percent for small businesses in an effort to ensure cash flow into the industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic.

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