Senate Armed Services officials Thursday unveiled plans for a $740 billion defense authorization bill which includes billions more in equipment purchases than the White House requested and a massive change in how serious crimes are handled by military officials. Click HERE to read more.
When it comes to supply chain security, the United States continues to relearn painful lessons from the past without taking the necessary steps to prevent or mitigate these mistakes before they occur again. The DIB can no longer afford to continue making the same mistakes with regard to safeguarding the nation’s critical supply chains. Click HERE to read more.
Notice to DLA Suppliers: Export-controlled technical information is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)/Controlled Technical Information (CTI). DLA suppliers seeking export-controlled technical data for DLA procurement opportunities must have a current National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 cybersecurity assessment (i.e., not more than 3 years old unless a lesser time is specified in the solicitation) posted to the DoD Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) to be considered for award. To read more, click HERE.
The Coalition for Government Procurement in a recent post has argued that having a price reduction clause is more costly than beneficial. Eliminating the price reduction clause would, they argue, significantly streamline the Federal Supply Schedules. Click HERE to read more.
Despite the global pandemic, Defense News top 100 list of global defense companies shows that a number of companies both foreign and domestic faired well. Click HERE to read more.
GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Summer 2021 Release delivers a mix of policy, process, and technology project updates and improvements to modernize and simplify your buying and selling experience. For a video of the FMP Strategy Summer 2021 Release, click HERE. Other resources can be found by clicking HERE.
The President recently signed an Executive Order to promote competition in the American economy. The Order includes 72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies. Please CLICK HERE to read more.
Crowell and Moring LLP provide a brief overview of the public procurement bidding process in USA, including key procedures, notices, and amendment of bids. Click HERE to read more.
A recent hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity portrayed an uncertain future for the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, including likely changes and delays in final agency action. Coupled with the Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order on cybersecurity, it injects new uncertainties for government contractors seeking to comply with the CMMC regime that will eventually emerge, particularly small businesses. Click HERE to read more.
Two recent court cases have highlighted the legal significance and the importance of proper procedures regarding eSignatures and ePayments. Click HERE to read more.