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Agencies Now Funded Through Dec. 20

President Donald Trump has signed into law a second fiscal year 2020 continuing resolution (CR) that will keep federal agencies funded largely at 2019 levels through December 20. Get VAO’s coverage of the stopgap measure here. How do federal acquisition officials work under a CR? See VAO’s At a Glance on the topic, which …… » Read more


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Military Landlord Employees Speak Out

One of the largest privatized housing landlords has been systematically falsifying maintenance records at multiple military bases to secure contract bonuses, Reuters reports. Earlier this year, the Air Force stopped paying management incentive fees to Balfour Beatty Communities due to reports that the company kept two sets of maintenance …… » Read more

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What Could FedRAMP Have to Do with CMMC?

As details on the new unified cybersecurity standard for defense contractors continue to emerge, the Department of Defense (DoD) says it hopes to allow reciprocity with other federal cyber certification programs, Federal Computer Week reports. According to Katie Arrington, DoD chief information security officer (CISO) for acquisition and …… » Read more

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Delays on Huawei Ban Are Not Sitting Well for Some

Some observers worry that another delay in the ban against doing business with telecommunications firm Huawei is letting China off the hook, The Washington Post reports. The Trump administration recently issued a third three-month reprieve from the Huawei export ban. While the reprieve is intended to give rural U.S. telecom companies that …… » Read more

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