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Jerry McGinn on CMMC Implementation, Accreditation Body

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, has presented his key takeaways from a presentation by Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, about DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. McGinn noted that CMMC not only applies to DoD, but also to companies and individuals.

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NCMS Consortium to Extend DoD Program Managing Partner Status Under Potential $900M Contract

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has landed a potential five-year, $900M contract to continue managing a contracting program that allows commercial and academic organizations to develop sustainment tools and processes for the Department of Defense. It marks the fourth cooperative agreement NCMS received to serve as DoD's managing partner for the  Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities program,

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Amazon Wants Court to Require DoD to Review JEDI Contract Bids

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has asked the court to deny the Department of Defense’s request to reassess its decision to award the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), GeekWire reported Tuesday. Amazon requests the court to direct DoD to review the proposals with respect to all of the concerns it has raised in its protest, according to the company’s motion opposing the Pentagon review unsealed Tuesday.

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Salesforce’s Rob Stein: Cloud Key to Agency Service Delivery, Mission Achievement

Rob Stein, senior vice president for North America public sector at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said the adoption of cloud could help government agencies deliver improved services to citizens and carry out their missions. “Cloud can co-exist with legacy infrastructure to unlock data that resides in back-office systems, deliver it across the enterprise and provide the agility needed to make it highly applicable to just about any mission need,” Stein wrote.

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Commentary: COVID-19 Slowdown Beginning to Hit GovCon Workforce

If agencies and companies implement measures that do not align with new federal guidance defining essential workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they will end up hurting the very professionals and businesses that help protect national security, writes EverWatch CEO John Hillen.

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Lockheed to Sustain Navy LCS Combat Mgmt System Under Potential $790M Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $789.6M contract from the U.S. Navy to provide sustainment and maintenance support for the combat management system of the service’s littoral combat ships. The sole-source contract for the Littoral Combat Ship Component Based Total Ship System – 21st Century program has a base amount worth $98.6M, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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