GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/21–25)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers the CMMC, defense contractor vulnerabilities and supply chain logistics, FAA legislation, possible IRS spending boost, and a GMU study regarding financial dynamics of contracting.
"Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., is highlighting a vacancy in the Defense Department’s policy-making structure as an impediment to the success of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. 'It’s critical that the Biden administration get a Principal Cyber Advisor in position as soon as possible,' Langevin said Thursday in a statement to Nextgov.""
"An evaluation of 300 small and medium-sized prime contractors highlights how far some small and medium-sized businesses have to go to comply with basic cybersecurity exceptions imposed by the federal government."
"A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing new legislation to essentially exempt the Federal Aviation Administration from federal shutdowns, giving it access to non-appropriated funds that would allow all of its employees to continue working with pay while other agencies shutter."
"The House Appropriations Committee is planning to give the IRS a topline budget next year in line with the Biden administration’s multi-year plan to beef up the agency’s workforce and expedite the replacement of legacy IT systems. The committee’s draft of the Financial Services and General Government spending bill, released Wednesday, would give the IRS $13.6 billion in fiscal 2022 — more than a 14% increase for current spending levels."
"George Mason University's Center for Government Contracting has secured funding to conduct four studies related to the Defense Department’s effort to better understand financial and pricing dynamics of contracting. The center will start its research later this month and work on the study over the next eight months, GMU said in a release."
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