White House Issues Proposed Buy American Rule
On July 28, the White House announced a Proposed Buy American Rule that would increase U.S. content in the products the Federal Government buys and support the domestic production of products critical to national and economic security.
DoD Cancels $10B JEDI Cloud Contract
On July 6, DoD announced that it will cancel the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract solicitation. In place of JEDI, DoD will pursue a new contract known as the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) that will be an IDIQ award for multiple vendors.
Welcome GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan
On June 24, the Senate confirmed Robin Carnahan as GSA Administrator. A former Missouri Secretary of State, Administrator Carnahan served in leadership of the innovative technology consulting initiative at 18F for four years beginning in the Obama Administration. The Coalition looks forward to working with Administrator Carnahan to advance her goals of providing easy access to the Federal market and outstanding value to GSA’s customer agencies.
White House to Boost Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
On June 8, the White House published its 100-day review of critical industries in America’s Supply Chain. The report includes specific recommendations to address risks in the supply chain for pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Administration plans to establish a public-private Consortium focused on advanced manufacturing and onshoring of domestic essential medicines. For more details, click here.
2020 Year in Review Now Available
DLA Releases 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
President Biden Announces First Made in America Office Director
Upcoming Events & Meetings
- August 12 – Webinar: The New Hostage Crisis: How Federal Contractors Can Reduce Ransomware Risks
We are pleased to have attorneys Alexander Major and Matthew Wright, both Partners at McCarter & English, along with Dennis Underwood, ransomware forensic IT professional from Cyber Crucible, join us to discuss this topic from multiple perspectives. They will be providing practical and actionable information, guidance and recommendations to address this evolving and growing menace.
We anticipate this webinar content will be relevant for nearly every member, but especially important to CIOs, in-house counsel, and IT security leads, amongst many others. They will be looking at this issue through the lens of legal/regulatory compliance, best practices, and risk mitigation with a dose of technical analysis and practical recommendations. We hope you can join us for this important webinar topic!
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- August 18 – Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament
We are excited to announce our Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at its normal time again this year – August 18th! The tournament will once again be taking place at the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD.
The Coalition hosts this charity tournament in honor of our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano, whose career in the government marketplace spanned 25 years, including serving seven years as COO of the Washington Management Group/FedSources, eight years of service in the Navy, and he most recently served as a principal at Reznick Government, a business advisory firm now known as CohnReznick.
As you may recall from previous years, tournament proceeds will once again support the Coalition’s endowment for a qualified veteran concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM/MSL degree at the George Washington University Law School. Additionally, remaining proceeds will be shared with another soon to be announced organization that proudly supports our veterans.
Joe would be very proud to know that the Coalition has raised over $125,000 for the scholarship. We cannot thank the procurement community enough for its generosity and support in helping us support veterans and honor our dear friend’s legacy.
Not a golfer? Join us on the Veranda
Not a golfer? No problem! You can still join the fun by registering for the Veranda Club where you can take in the scenic views from the large club house deck, network with fellow members and enjoy a game of corn hole. Contact Matt Cahill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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- August 19 – Furniture/Furnishings Committee Meeting
New Administration, New GSA Administrator, and Acquisition Opportunities: Making Cost-Reimbursement Task Orders Part of the MAS Program
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