Government Contracts attorney Eric Crusius was quoted in a Federal News Network
article about the new Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) process that will shift decision making on supply chain security issues to the executive branch. The U.S. Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA published this process last week that will help make government supply chains and information systems more resilient and less disruptive to government operations. The council’s deliberations will become more private compared to Congressional decisions over issues like the Section 889 ban.
Mr. Crusius said, “this could be the end of Congress getting involved in identifying companies, unless the FASC is not moving fast enough for them.”
“It’s certainly going to allow the government to work quickly, more efficiently, to exclude sources and products that they feel pose an unreasonable risk to the supply chain,” he added.
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