Tag Archives: China

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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Will Roper, Air Force Assistant Secretary, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Driving Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Will Roper, an assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force, as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 for his efforts to drive acquisition as well as advance technology and logistics for the service branch. 

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DoD Opposes Commerce’s Proposed Rules to Further Restrict US Sales to Huawei

The Department of Commerce has decided to withdraw its proposed rules that would further restrain U.S. companies from selling chips and other electronics to China-based Huawei Technologies through their facilities overseas after Commerce faced objections from the Department of Defense, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Anne Neuberger’s Priorities for NSA, Chris Townsend Joins UiPath, $820M DoD BPA, CACI, GE Aviation Secure Big Contracts and Weekly Top 10 Stories

Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency’s (NSA) new Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed that the NSA will launch a directorate in October to focus on ransomware attacks that could make our upcoming elections vulnerable during Billington CyberSecurity’s 10th Annual Summit last week. Neuberger also discussed NSA’s efforts to protect the nation from …

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Financial Integrity Network Issues Policy Alert on Illicit Financing Threats

A new policy alert from Washington, D.C.-based Financial Integrity Network says illegal financing threats and weaknesses in China’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism measures increase the risk posed by criminal actors operating in the East Asian country to multinational corporations and banks worldwide. Juan Zarate, a 2016 Wash100 award recipient, is chairman and co-founder of FIN.

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