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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CEO of PSC Warns of Contractors Safety Amid United States and Iran Situation

January 07, 2020

As tensions rise between the United States and Iran, the safety of government contractors in the Middle East has been brought into question. The president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, David Berteau, suggests rethinking the approach to security of these contractors and their vulnerability. Berteau noted that contractors aren’t issued military rifles while […]

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Senate Panel Advances Trump’s Nominee to Lead Small Business Administration

December 23, 2019

Jovita Carranza was nominated by President Trump to lead the SBA and received support from both sides, with the bipartisan Senate panel voting in her favor at 17-2. Carranza is currently serving as the treasurer of the United States, but she also previously worked as the deputy administrator of the SBA during President George W. […]

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DoD Releases Draft Version 0.7 of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Model

December 17, 2019

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) is currently working alongside the Defense Industrial Base to increase cybersecurity measures that will protect sensitive data. The protection of Intellectual Property (IP) has become a priority due to the high cost of malicious cyber threats. […]

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SBA Finalizes New Rules and Regulations in Time for End of Year

December 12, 2019

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently finalized rules that aim to improve the HUBZone program. These rules will hopefully address issues within the federal contracting market to help “provide clarity on a number of issues, particularly how small businesses may comply with the subcontract limitation requirements and how independent contractors may be treated”. The new […]

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