The Professional Services Council has called on Congress to provide funding for cybersecurity and modernization of information technologies, as it drafts an infrastructure package that would match the American Jobs Plan of the Biden administration.
The failure of SolarWinds and other recent cyber attacks and the new executive order on cybersecurity highlight the “need for resources to adapt and operate safely in a constantly changing threat environment,” wrote David Broome, executive vice president of government relations for the PSC, in a letter to House and Senate leadership.
The letter also included comments on the administration’s proposal that will affect the federal government’s contracting community in a number of areas, including results-based and value-based procurement practices, supply chain risk management, and investments. emerging technologies.
The PSC urged Congress to put more emphasis on results and eliminate “regulatory burdens with no added value” to allow agencies to access innovative platforms and achieve “better and faster procurement results.”
The council noted in the letter that the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for better supply chain risk management policies and that the PSC understands the support of Congress and the current administration for internal sourcing requirements. .
“In considering both Buy America’s and the United States’ new supply chain policies, PSC urges you to explain the differences between the contracting industry and manufacturing in any supply chain-related arrangements and financing.” , says the letter.
If you’re interested in getting the latest on cybersecurity maturity model certification, check out the Potomac Officers Club CMMC forum that will appear on June 16th. To register for this virtual forum and see other upcoming events, visit the POC Events page.