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  • Defense Contracting

    May 2020

    Ethics Corner: Ethical Landmines Rife During COVID-19 Crisis

    By Scott F.  Roybal and Laura Alexander
    COVID-19 took the world by surprise and continues to spread across the globe. The federal government and a number of hard-hit states were caught off guard, and soon learned that their inventories of personal protective equipment and other life-saving devices such as test kits and ventilators were insufficient to keep pace with the pandemic.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    NDIA Policy Points: Protectionism Won’t Bolster Supply Chains

    By Christopher Smith
    The COVID-19 crisis continues to teach Americans a bitter lesson about the fragility of their nation’s industrial supply chains.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    Defense Budgets Could Fall Victim to COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic, which has already exacted a staggering human and economic toll, may soon take a bite out of Pentagon spending.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    Commentary: Apply Advanced Technologies to Fight Pandemics

    By Diane DiEuliis , Peter Emanuel , James Giordano and Alexander Titus
    A common expression heard in the military is, “we are always fighting the last war.” In the face of global response to the COVID-19 crisis, the “last war” was the influenza pandemic of 1918.
  • Cyber

    May 2020

    VSOFIC NEWS: New CMMC Rules for Defense Contractors to Come in November

    Defense contractors should expect to see new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification version 1.0 requirements in November requests for proposals, Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of the undersecretary of defense acquisition, said May 11.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    COVID-19 Pandemic Delaying Some Defense Programs

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the nation, the Pentagon and defense industrial base are navigating program disruptions, financial impacts and supply chain issues.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    DPA Rated Contracts Have Some Caveats

    By Frederic M. Levy , Jennifer Plitsch and Carl Wiersum
    The Defense Production Act allows the executive branch to apply a priority rating to its contracts, which would require them to be prioritized over any competing obligations, including prior commercial commitments. Contractors should be aware of how the legislation may apply to them.
  • Air Power

    May 2020

    COVID-19 NEWS: Virus Causing Inefficiencies in Rotorcraft Industry

    While many factories in the helicopter industry have reopened following COVID-19 related closures, Army officials are monitoring them for potential inefficiencies.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    Bring Back the Rapid Innovation Fund

    By Chip Laingen
    During the sudden procurement crisis of World War II, when the War Department wanted a general purpose, light truck for the battlefield, Bantam fielded a prototype vehicle in 49 days. Nearly 80 years later, that innovation is now “Jeep,” one of the most ubiquitous brands in history.
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    JUST IN: Esper Worried COVID-19 Response Will Constrain Defense Budgets

    The Department of Defense is concerned the trillions of dollars allocated as part of a number of COVID-19 relief stimulus packages will negatively affect the topline of future defense budgets, the head of the department said May 4.
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