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Defense Pledges to Do a Better Job of Sharing Security Information With Overseas Contractors 

The State Department has yet to respond to an industry association letter expressing concern over contractor safety. 

Senators Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Develop Alternatives to Huawei’s 5G Equipment 

The Federal Communications Commission would require certification to open standards to eliminate proprietary equipment. 

Report: Feds Are Increasingly Interested in Leaving for Certain Private Sector Jobs

An estimated 50% pay gap in technology jobs could be a driving factor, researchers say.

DOD Aims to Issue Proposed Rule for Certifying Contractors’ Cybersecurity in the Fall 

Requests for proposals are still expected to include related requirements at that time.

Cyberspace Is the Next Front in Iran-U.S. Conflict—and Private Companies May Bear the Brunt

Businesses are at high risk, and strict American criminal laws prohibit many forms of cyber self-defense by private companies.

Former NASA Commander Says Space Force 'Incredibly Important'

Pam Melroy also explained how commercial space flights could pave the way for an entirely new tourism paradigm.

Amazon Will File Injunction to Stop JEDI Work

The latest twist in the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract could halt further action.

Telecom, Software Industry Groups Push Back on Commerce’s Proposed Supply Chain Rule 

One group suggested the proposed rule to ban U.S. entities from buying information technology from foreign adversaries could be illegal.

GSA Reissues E-Commerce Platform Solicitation With Significant Changes

Vendors that bid on the original RFP will have until Jan. 15 to revise their proposals.

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Industry Association Calls on Government to Better Protect U.S. Contractors Working Overseas

Letter to Defense and State departments follows recent U.S. contractor deaths in Kenya and Iraq.

GSA Is About to Make Changes to the MAS Consolidation Solicitation

The government’s acquisition shop released proposed changes that reflect new administration priorities and adjust for expiring clauses and programs.

White House Proposes 'Light-Touch Regulatory Approach' for Artificial Intelligence

The guidelines are intended to help govern the FDA’s approval process for AI-powered medical devices, and other regulations around private sector AI-use.

Government to Restrict Sale of AI for Satellite Image Analysis

Software that can analyze satellite photos would be treated like a weapon.

Federal Contracting Moves that Will Ripple Beyond 2019

After 2019—JEDI drama, a new cybersecurity certification requirement, a major purchase platform flying under the radar and a regulation rollback—govcon might never be the same.

Like Voldemort, Ransomware Is Too Scary to Be Named

Wary of alarming investors, companies victimized by ransomware attacks often tell the SEC that “malware” or a “security incident” disrupted their operations.

NOAA Contracts With 3 Major Cloud Providers on Big Data Project

More than four years after starting the Big Data Project, NOAA signs with three cloud companies to provide free access to its wealth of data.