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New DHS Acquisition Rules Proposal Could Disrupt Contracts, Hurt Small Business

President Donald Trump on Monday celebrated a new executive order designed to eliminate regulations on small businesses. But a series of new acquisition rules proposed weeks ago by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have Federal contracting experts worried about future governmentwide disruptions and a decrease in competition.

DHS’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer on Jan. 18 issued three proposed rules that would require privacy training and security awareness training for contractors, and would add five new categories of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)—unclassified information that is still sensitive—that contractors will need to secure and manage.

Source: New DHS Acquisition Rules Proposal Could Disrupt Contracts, Hurt Small Business

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