• Joshua Duvall

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.



CMMC


NextGov – Key Lawmaker Calls on Pentagon Leadership to Act on Cyber Certification Program

  • "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.""

SC Mag – Complex supply chain logistics are leaving defense contractors vulnerable

  • "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."


FAA


GovExec –Bipartisan Bill Would Exempt FAA From Shutdowns, Preventing Furloughs and Missed Pay

  • "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."


IRS


FedNewsNet – House committee supports higher IRS budget to reverse ‘chronic underfunding’


Contracting


WashTech – DOD taps GMU to study financial dynamics of contracting

  • "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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