According to a recent Angus Reid Global online poll, Americans are still divided over Edward Snowden. Fifty-one percent view him as “something of a hero,” while 49 percent think he’s “more of a traitor.” That’s his legacy: confusion and mistrust.
Earlier this year, DCAA issued a memo providing guidance to field auditors regarding the proper way to analyze contractor per diems. In their zeal to uncover problems, auditors were often examining costs like agency analysts. Contractors, however, are very different.
They’ve been dubbed the company Google can’t beat. Commission Junction is currently the leading affiliate network on the internet. An affiliate network is a promotional intermediary that links web publishers with advertisers. The secret to their success? Confidence and humility.
Teaming agreements are becoming increasingly popular. They allow small firms to partner with seasoned contractors and potentially give large firms access to set-aside awards. However, if contractors aren’t careful, such agreements may be unenforceable, as two recent court decisions demonstrated.
Now that Washington’s back to work, contractors have to determine whether any costs associated with the shutdown can be recovered. That will depend on the type of contract and other factors, but one thing remains certain: The clock is ticking.
In the aftermath of the “great shutdown of 2013,” what did we learn? Will we make sure that a renegade few is never allowed to endanger the future of the many? Have we eliminated ransom as a viable political strategy?
Well, that was fun. At this writing, the only thing standing in the way of the end of the shutdown and default crisis are the actual votes, which are said to be a foregone conclusion. So, what did we learn?
As we enter week three of the government shutdown, cooler heads might ask, “What could have been done to avoid this absurd mess?” However, once you learn about House Resolution 368, you know that this shutdown was engineered to happen.
As we approach the giant economic chasm (aka, debt ceiling) on October 17th, you may not remember that the U.S. breached its debt once before. The breach was an accident and was quickly resolved. But, you won’t believe the impact.
As the interminable and infuriating shutdown continues, more and more government workers are being affected. However, with Congress’ recent decision to provide back pay, those workers will eventually be okay. But, what about government contractors? Is anyone watching their backs?