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FCW : February 2014
February 2014 FCW.COM 9 is the planned release date for the White House's scal 2015 budget March 4 A newly implemented Defense Depart- ment rule aimed at protecting the IT technology supply chain could wind up cutting contractors out of the fed- eral procurement process without their knowledge, according to the Informa- tion Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS). An interim rule for the Defense Fed- eral Acquisition Regulation Supplement published in the Federal Register on Nov. 18, 2013, states that all vendors that sell IT products or services must comply with DOD s supply-chain risk requirements, a standard that ITAPS said is too vague. The federal government has been moving to protect technology and equipment from possible spying, cyber- attack and tampering by implementing supply-chain risk management systems. The effort is a response to the increase in cyber incursions and concerns about the integrity of IT and other gear that is manufactured overseas. On Jan. 21, Trey Hodgkins, a senior vice president at ITAPS, sent a let- ter to Dustin Pitsch at the Defense Acquisition Regulations System warn- ing that the interim rule s nonspeci c requirements could wind up excluding potential contractors from the federal procurement process without the ven- dors knowledge and could also hobble their business with private companies. ITAPS parent organization, the IT Industry Council, sent a letter to Pitsch in November voicing similar concerns. ITAPS also argued that the new rule is a bigger deal than DOD made it out to be in November. According to Hodgkins letter, DOD did not char- acterize it as a "major rule," which has an economic impact of more than $100 million. Hodgkins said the rule would have an impact "well in excess of $100 million" if the effects on personnel, loss of tax dollars and ripple effects from prime contractors to subcontractors are taken into account. Major rules require a more stringent review and a public comment period. The possibility of companies being excluded from procurement opportuni- ties without their knowledge is particu- larly troubling to ITAPS. Hodgkins said that if DOD determines that a company does not have adequate supply-chain protections in place, it "will have the same effect as a permanent debarment of the company across the entire fed- eral government." --- Mark Rockwell Supply-chain rules could blindside vendors
March 15, 2014