“I’m appreciative of the partnership of industry to come in and help us achieve our missions.”
If the solution is adaptable it will continue being desirable, even when the agency is dealing with the next threat in the mail.
While the federal government sets aside certain procurements for small businesses, those companies — if they’re successful — eventually grow to the size where they “graduate” out of the small-business category.
Coast Guard cybersecurity specialists recently boarded a vessel before admitting it to port, to ensure the cyberattack it had suffered hadn’t impacted its control systems and wouldn’t spread to other vessels, said Vice Admiral Daniel Abel, deputy commandant for operations of the U.S. Coast Guard.
FBI failures meant that known or suspected terrorists, including an unknown number on the No Fly list, were issued a TWIC card — a special federal identity document allowing them unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, according to a recent audit by the Office of Inspector General.
Morrison’s backers are drawing parallels with the promotion of Gen. David Petraeus to U.S Centcom commander — in charge of the war in Iraq — after he authored the Army’s counter-insurgency manual.
In a shock move announced on Twitter, President Trump Friday reversed his administration’s decision to designate two shipping companies based in China for helping North Korea evade international sanctions — apparently blindsiding Treasury officials.
“I look at this in the context of the government shutdown,” said retired Senior Chief Jon Ostrowski, CPOA national president, recalling that service members were either furloughed or working — but in either case without pay. “It was a needed bit of morale-boosting.”
“When asked about our Service, we tend to talk about our missions and operations, or our platforms,” the commandant said. “But if you want to truly understand the Coast Guard, look to the men and women of our Service – they define our strength, our character, and are the foundation of our military readiness.”
The GSA says “Goodbye!” to the Data Universal Numbering System, or DUNS numbers — and the vendor who provided them, Dun and Bradstreet. It says “Hello!” to the System for Award Management Managed Identifier or SAMMI number — and its new vendor, Ernst and Young.