Agencies told to assess if they can end contracts for drones built by foreign adversaries

The executive order applies to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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Will Roper to whoever replaces him at Air Force: Stay agile

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"The role of the service acquisition executive is now different," says the departing assistant Air Force secretary of acquisition, technology and logistics.

GSA removing all non-DOD approved drones from multiple-award contracts

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GSA is removing all drones not cleared by the Defense Innovation Unit, limiting agencies to five options for small devices and amending 20 MAS contracts.

DOD nudges innovative startups toward ‘trusted capital’ with new digital marketplace

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In what was likely her last press conferences at DOD, Ellen Lord announced the creation of the Trusted Capitol Digital Marketplace.

GSA introduces supply chain security process under Polaris contract

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The Vendor Risk Assessment Program will focus on foreign influence, cyber risk and company vulnerability.

GAO sees fewer, more successful bid protests in 2020

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The number of bid protests was down by 2% according to the office's annual report to Congress.

Air Force issues 17 quantum science grants for basic research

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The Air Force awarded 17 contracts totaling more than a million dollars in new funding for the emerging technology.

2020 in review: A nonstop year of CMMC growth

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During a time when many other large programs were slowed to a halt because of the pandemic, CMMC went from "zero to sixty."

The Pentagon wants small drones to be the future of networked warfare, but buying them hasn’t been easy

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Here is what the military did to finally get small drones in its arsenal, bringing it one step closer to the future of networked warfare.

DOD gives $2.5B to consortium to develop 5G tech prototypes

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The idea behind the consortium is that the money will get to companies and academic partners faster than the DOD could do on its own.

More attention from Congress could lead to smoother EIS transition

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Experts are hopeful Congress' recent interest in the EIS transition could give agencies a new urgency to move to the contract and reap the cost-savings benefits.

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