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Seven final rules published today in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 address acquisition thresholds; the prohibition on contracting with inverted domestic corporations; product and service codes; justification for urgent noncompetitive awards; and use of simplified acquisition procedures for commercial items; as well as provide …… » Read more
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The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (USCERT) is warning federal employees of potential phishing scams using phony e-mails purporting to come from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) or CSID, the firm OPM has retained to provide privacy protection service for personnel affected by …… » Read more
The Army is using an industry and innovation challenge to find the next generation of its deployable defensive cyberspace operations infrastructure capability—a transportable kit of hardware and software that allows the service’s cyber protection teams to conduct countermeasures in real time at commands worldwide, Defense News …… » Read more
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According to a risk assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB’s) fiscal year (FY) 2014 purchase card program was at high risk for illegal, improper, or erroneous purchases and payments. Specifically, OIG found …… » Read more