PSC works to promote policies that enable the federal government to attract, train, develop and retain a world-class workforce, with particular emphasis on acquisition, IT management, cybersecurity and similarly critical skills. The missions of government demand a workforce that is well trained, well-funded, and supported by its leadership.

Executive Order on Moving Beyond COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Federal Workers (5/11/2023)
On May 9, 2023, President Biden signed an executive order (EO) on "Moving Beyond COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirements for Federal Workers", which revoked two earlier EOs that established COVID safety protocols for federal contractors.

Defense & Intelligence Council Spotlight - April 2023 Edition (4/26/2023)
In this edition: Welcome to 2023’s D&IC Executive Advisory Board! | Meeting notes from DoD Call with Industry Associations | DoD COVID-19 National Emergency Termination Memos | And More!

NIST Releases a Discussion Draft of CSF 2.0 (4/26/2023)
On April 24, 2023, NIST released a Discussion Draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Core. PSC may submit comments, so please consider sending your input to Christian Larsen, PSC Senior Associate at

Acquisition and Business Policy Council Spotlight - February 2023 (2/21/2023) Entity Administrator Restriction | SBA Nonmanufacturer Rule Individual Waivers | GAO to Discuss Small Business and Midsize Studies with PSC | Comments on SBA Lower-Tier Subcontracting Rule | Comments on Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Department of Defense Releases Small Business Strategy (1/26/2023)
On January 26, 2023, DoD released its Small Business Strategy, which will guide the DoD in harnessing the full potential and capability of the small business community. Click here to access this strategy.

PSC Seeks Member Input on NIST Cyber Framework 2.0 (1/20/2023)
NIST is requesting comments on a Concept Paper for its Cybersecurity Framework 2.0. by March 3. To meet the NIST deadline, PSC is seeking member input by February 17. Click here for more information.

PSC Comments on DoL Independent Contractor Rule (12/12/2022)

DoD Releases Zero Trust Strategy and Roadmap (11/23/2022)
On Nov. 22, DoD released its Zero Trust (ZT) Strategy and Roadmap. DoD’s intent “is to establish the parameters and target levels necessary” for full ZT adoption across its components.

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