Well, it’s that time of year … Cookouts in the backyard … American flags … And, PROCAS Connect goes on hiatus. We know, but dry those tears. We return on July 15th. Until then … here’s a few tall tales
Earlier this week (June 21, 2013), the DoD, GSA and NASA issued a general rule amending FAR to remove the dollar limit for women-owned businesses. This change is intended to increase both the number and dollar amount of such contracts.
Because of the recent tidal wave of general news, there are some legal issues that have been simmering away on the back burner that need our immediate attention. First up … How do you protect inventions derived from a contract?
In his latest blog post, Richard Branson writes that contest prizes work because they inflame our natural competitive fire. He just may have a point. The Knight News Challenge awarded $3.2 million to eight innovators, who are making government sizzle.
At first, the concept of a cap on contractor salaries seemed like more Washington bombast. Now, we’re not so sure. The recent GAO report has fanned the smoldering embers of this issue, and a fire may be about to ignite.
In 2012, the White House launched a program to bring some of the brightest minds in America to Washington to figure out how to make government work better. The latest projects include everything from disaster response to using open data.
And, now … the news … Job screeners had doubts about Snowden’s resume … But, Booz Allen hired him anyway. (Certainly no day would be complete without Snowden news.) And … The firm that screened Snowden was already under investigation
Oh, sure, Captain Kirk had his teleporter, his tricorder, and his green girlfriend, but that’s nuthin’. Here are ten inventions that range from the silly (but practical) to the downright inspiring. What better lead into the first day of summer?
When Edward Snowden illegally released classified NSA documents to the press, he didn’t just thumb his nose at his country. He turned his back on his colleagues. And, that reckless act won’t just affect him; it’ll affect every government contractor.
Often, the headlines fall into a category. Today, however, the theme is “there ain’t no theme.” Here’s the news … Contractors found guilty of 8(a) fraud … A Virginia security firm illegally obtained contracts by claiming its CEO was an