OIG Releases Audit Results of SBA’s Suspension and Debarment Process

October 10, 2019

On September 18th, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released the results of their audit of the Small Business Administration (SBA) processes for suspending and debarring entities. This audit was meant to confirm whether or not SBA’s process was sufficient enough to keep such entities from federal contracts through SBA’s preference contracting programs and […]

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DoD Issues Draft Version of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

September 10, 2019

The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a draft version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC). The certification sets cyber standards and practices designed to help the defense industrial base reduce exfiltration of controlled unclassified information.  The v0.4 draft has five levels, ranging from basic cyber hygiene to highly advanced practices. Each of the five levels […]

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DoD, GSA, and NASA Proposing to Amend FAR to Support SBA Policy

September 07, 2019

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to support the Small Business Administration’s policy of including overseas contracts in agency small business contracting goals. According to the published summary, this amendment is consistent with the Small […]

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Pentagon Undertakes Defense-Wide Review

August 26, 2019

The Pentagon is undertaking a defense-wide review to see if it can identify money, time and manpower it can reallocate for its highest priorities. The Defense Department will look at all of its agencies and military services to see how money can be better spent from 2021 to 2025. Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist will […]

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DoD On Track To Set New Spending Record

August 19, 2019

The Department of Defense is well on track to set a new record in spending on other transaction agreements, or OTAs, by the end of fiscal 2019. Bloomberg Government found the DoD will spend $7 billion using this alternative procurement approach. It passed its previous record for OTAs, four-billion-dollars, in the first seven months of […]

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