Government Contracts Report – Week of March 16, 2020

WOSB and EDWOSB Soon No Longer Self-Certified

Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will soon no longer be able to self-certify. The SBA is finally putting into effect a requirement from the 2015 NDAA eliminating self-certification for these small business classifications. Once the governing regulations are final and effective (expected this summer), WOSBs and EDWOSBs will be required to certify through an approved third-party organization or through the SBA’s certification process.

CMMC Accreditation Body

The CMMC Accreditation Body has a website with limited, but useful, information on the organization, assessor training, certified third-party assessment organizations, and trainers. Most recently relevant, though, is it has posted a video of the press conference held on January 31, 2020 of top DoD acquisition officials discussing the CMMC.

Proposed FY 2021 Defense Budget

President Trump presented a proposed FY 2021 budget request to Congress on January 10, 2020 for $705.5B. Outside of “Overseas Contingency Operations,” the “Air Domain” at $56B and “Munitions Domain” at $32B received the largest requests for investment per the proposed budget. The “Space Domain” proposed investment of $18B allocates $15B for the new Space Force. You can read more here.

 

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