Tag Archives: China

GovCon Expert Jerry McGinn Discusses the Impact the Presidential Election Will Have on GovCon, National Security, Domestic Policy

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Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business and GovCon Expert for Executive Mosaic, recently shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump following the final debate last week and addressed the impact the election could have on the government contracting (GovCon) sector. 

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Proposes Strategy to Create Trusted ICT Supply Chains

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The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released a white paper that presents a five-pillar strategy to establish trusted supply chains for critical information and communications technologies. The strategy calls for the U.S. to identify key technologies and equipment through public-private partnerships and government assessments; ensure minimum viable manufacturing capacity; protect supply chain from compromise through information sharing, product testing and better intelligence; stimulate a domestic market via targeted infrastructure investment; and ensure global competitiveness.

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Jerry McGinn: Reshoring Critical US Industrial Capabilities Needs Little Help From Allies

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Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business and GovCon Expert for Executive Mosaic, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Defense News that the U.S. should reshore critical industrial capabilities by building domestic capacity and working with close partners and allies.

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GSA Issues Guide on Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Chinese Telecom Products

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The General Services Administration has issued a new guide to help federal agencies comply with a new rule that would prohibit them from buying goods and services from contractors that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies, Judicial Watch reported Wednesday.

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Rep. Adam Smith Proposes $3.6B in FY 2021 Funds for Indo-Pacific Reassurance Initiative

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced Thursday his proposal for the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would earmark $3.6B in funds for the Indo-Pacific Reassurance Initiative as part of efforts to counter China, Defense News reported Friday.

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Jerry McGinn: Defense Production Act Authorizes Gov’t to Prioritize Contracts

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Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, wrote in an opinion piece posted Thursday on The Hill that the Defense Production Act invoked by President Donald Trump serves as an “important tool” as the country seeks to come up with short- and medium-term responses to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the defense industrial base.

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