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Ellen Lord: Treasury Consults With DoD on Possible Eligibility Expansion for $17B Loan Program

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Less than 20 defense companies have applied for $17B worth of loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, said the Treasury Department is working with DoD as it considers how to expand the eligibility requirements for such loans, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Anticipates Three-Month Delay Across Major Acquisition Programs

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Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, said DoD expects to see contract delays of up to three months across Major Defense Acquisition Programs as contractors deal with challenges in the supply chain due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday.

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Battelle Awarded $415M DLA Contract for Mask Decontamination Systems

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The Defense Logistics Agency has ordered 60 mask decontamination units from Battelle through the award of  a potential $415M contract on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services. Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement released Monday the nonprofit company will provide systems designed to sanitize up to 80K N95 mask respirators each on a daily basis.

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Trade Groups Provide Recommendations for DoD CMMC Implementation

Six technology trade associations have asked the Department of Defense to consider their recommendations and respond to their queries with regard to the implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. The trade groups presented their suggestions in a Thursday letter addressed to Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, and Katie Arrington, chief information security officer and fellow Wash100 recipient.

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Aerospace Defense Firms Launch Measures to Avoid COVID-19 Spread; Ellen Lord Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and other aerospace defense manufacturers have increased cleaning efforts and implemented telework capabilities, social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and maintain operations, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Other companies that have initiated similar efforts are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Sikorsky and AeroVironment.

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Ellen Lord: Defense Industrial Base Workforce Should Continue Working as Part of Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Defense on Friday released two memos to address key concerns identified by defense trade groups during the four daily update calls on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic led by Jennifer Santos, deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, on Friday issued a memo saying the defense industrial base is considered as a critical infrastructure sector by the Department of Homeland Security and that its workforce should maintain normal work schedules to meet national security requirements.

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Ellen Lord, DoD Acquisition Chief, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Advancing Defense Supply Chain Cybersecurity, Procurement Framework

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 Award for ramping up efforts to secure the defense supply chain while also working to accelerate the Pentagon's procurement process. This marks Lord’s fourth Wash100 Award and third consecutive.

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Ellen Lord: DoD Eyes First CMMC Training Course for Auditors in April

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the Department of Defense will conduct a public hearing on the new cybersecurity standards in late April or early May with plans to start the first Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification training course for auditors in April, National Defense reported Wednesday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon’s CMMC Program Draws International Interest

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said several international partners have expressed interest in adopting the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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Executive Mosaic Announces 2020 Wash100 Award Recipients; CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Executive Mosaic, the leading executive media and events company in the government contracting “GovCon” industry, announced the 2020 winners of the highly coveted and prestigious Wash100 Award. The full list of winners and more information about the award can be found on Wash100.com

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