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CMMC Released by Pentagon Outlining Standards for Contractors

February 05, 2020

The Pentagon finalized the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) on January 31st outlining cybersecurity standards that all contractors will be required to meet by 2026. The requirements will apply to companies working with the Department of Defense in a variety of areas. According to FCW.com, some smaller companies fear “undue burden” trying to meet the […]

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Changes to the Defense Acquisition Process in 2020

January 22, 2020

In December the 2020 Defense Authorization Act was signed into law bringing with it changes to the defense acquisition process. The Federal News Network highlights three areas the acquisition provisions will affect According to a recent article by the Federal News Network: Intellectual Property “DoD released a new IP strategy in the fall that made its policies […]

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How Changes in 2019 are Affecting the Federal Contracting Community

January 17, 2020

2019 saw many changes to federal contracting that have proven difficult to adjust to. The government shutdown last year affected several areas of government and federal contractors were among those it affected the most. The shutdown cost government contractors an estimated $3.5 billion. According to a recent article by nextgov.com: “The year was defined by […]

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Mark Warner Calls on ODNI and OPM for Security Clearance Reforms

January 14, 2020

Mark Warner (D-Va.), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman, has called upon the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to update security clearance processes that are out of date. The ODNI and OPM have been working through possible changes to update the security clearance system for over […]

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2019 Issues and Initiatives to Watch in 2020

January 09, 2020

Issues and initiatives brought forth in 2019 have the potential to continue into 2020, which the feds will want to monitor. These issues and initiatives affect an array of areas including management and budget, IT and cloud, acquisition, workforce, and cyber. Many of these initiatives could make major changes to these areas if they are […]

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