The Coalition for Government Procurement is the single most effective voice for commercial service and product companies selling in the federal market. For more than 40 years, the Coalition has brought together public and private sector procurement leaders to work towards the mutual goal of common sense acquisition. Members have access to the latest federal compliance and policy information, which serves as the foundation of a successful government business.
The Coalition submitted comments on the Interim Rule in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements. Click here to read the comments.
DoD received a waiver under Section 889 (d)(2) allowing the Department to continue to execute procurement actions for specific Product Service Codes (PSC) deemed to be of low risk potential but are necessary to execute the Defense Department’s mission. The DoD’s temporary waiver has been extended to September 30, 2022, per a DNI memo dated September 29.
On September 16, the Coalition testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on “Modernizing the VA Supply Chain: Lessons from the Pandemic.” View Coalition President Roger Waldron’s oral statement here and the written statement submitted for the record here.
On August 12, the Department of Defense was granted a temporary waiver of Section 889 of the FY19 NDAA. The waiver is through September 30, 2020 and was provided by the Director of National Intelligence. Read more here.
On August 6, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, and Critical Inputs Are Made in the United States. The order addresses U.S. reliance on medicines sourced through China and urges domestic production of “essential medicines.”
On June 29, GSA announced contract awards to three e-marketplace platform providers as part of implementation efforts for the Commercial Platforms initiative and Section 846. To read about the awards, click here.
On June 12, the Coalition submitted a letter to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy requesting an update from GSA on its plans to allow for unpriced schedules, including a timeline for implementation and execution of this important authority.
On June 9, 2020, Coalition President, Roger Waldron, appeared at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss, “Building a More Resilient VA Supply Chain.” To read the Coalition’s testimony, click here.
Upcoming Events & Meetings
- January 21 – Webinar: Additional DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements
The Coalition is pleased to host Mike Tomaselli of Chess Consulting LLC for a webinar on January 21 regarding Additional DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements.
On December 1st the Department of Defense continued its journey to protect controlled unclassified information on contractor networks with the implementation of three more DFARS requirements; 252.204-7019, 7020 and 7021. During this webinar, Mike will walk through the requirements of the clauses, which include the submission of a NIST assessment score and the formal introduction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), as well as strategies for ongoing compliance and a Q&A session.
Click here to register.
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