Federal Contracting
This Week in Federal Contracting – January 8, 2018

In this week’s Federal Contracting News Roundup, we are looking at:

  • Important rules to remember for DoD cyber contracts in the New Year
  • Trends about digital transformation across federal agencies
  • New nominees for acquisition positions in the for the Secretary of Defense office and the Air Force

Below are some recent headlines of which the federal contracting community should be aware:

Five golden rules for contractors to meet new DoD cyber mandate

In a recent article on Federal News Radio, Brad Gandee shares some important guidelines for federal contractors in the New Year, namely cyber contractors working with the Department of Defense (DoD). He states, “As most know by now, meeting the NIST 800-171 requirements is vital to the security of our nation and provides enhanced security for organizations’ valuable assets and data.”

The five guidelines he outlines include access control, awareness and training, audit and accountability, configuration management, and identification and authentication.

Read the whole story here.

 

Digital transformation in the federal government

Gregg Mossburg, senior vice president at CGI Federal, discusses digital transformation’s positive effects on the federal market with regards to efficiency and effectiveness of agency operation with Federal News Radio. Additionally, Mossburg shares nine digital competencies needed to make transformation initiatives successful as well as some important teaming takeaways.

Read the whole story here.

 

White House names acquisition leaders at DoD, Air Force

According to a recent article in FCW, the White House nominated two key defense acquisition positions for the Secretary of Defense and the Air Force: Kevin Fahey and William Roper, respectively.

The article stated, “Kevin Fahey, who formerly led the Army’s Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology’s systems engineering and integration and was the program executive officer for combat ground systems, will become the assistant defense secretary for acquisition… The White House named William Roper, the current director for the defense secretary’s Strategic Capabilities Office, to be the Air Force’s assistant secretary of acquisition. Roper was previously the acting chief architect at the Missile Defense Agency…”

Read the whole story here.


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