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It’s difficult to keep track of all of the news published that impacts the public sector market every day. That’s why the Public Spend Forum Newswire captures and synthesizes the new policies, regulations, thought leadership and legislation that is changing and influencing your job. Here are a few highlights from today’s Newswire. Subscribe today to receive all of the stories from this edition.

Acquisition Innovation Shops Coming Under Scrutiny During Transition

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to “establish a representation for offerors to indicate if and where they publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas reduction goals or targets.” In other words, it doesn’t require potential contractors to disclose greenhouse gas emissions, but provides a standardized place to enter this information, if offerors want to include it.

FAR Council Issues Final Rule on Emissions Disclosure

Nextgov looks at the growing concern over securing the Internet of Things and how procurement can help, writing that the growing number of connected devices presents “both massive economic potential and grave security concerns.” While regulation may be difficult and unwieldy, the article notes the federal government could “use the buying power of large procurement vehicles and agency acquisitions to demand more secure products from industry. Much the same way companies compete for government contracts based on factors like price, tweaking procurements could force them to compete on the inherent security of their internet-connected devices.”

Acquisition Innovation Shops Coming Under Scrutiny During Transition

Nextgov looks at the growing concern over securing the Internet of Things and how procurement can help, writing that the growing number of connected devices presents “both massive economic potential and grave security concerns.” While regulation may be difficult and unwieldy, the article notes the federal government could “use the buying power of large procurement vehicles and agency acquisitions to demand more secure products from industry. Much the same way companies compete for government contracts based on factors like price, tweaking procurements could force them to compete on the inherent security of their internet-connected devices.”

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