Since we’re in the holiday hiatus, it’s a good time to take a breath and find out what’s going on outside the District. Take technology, for example. Did you know that the FAA’s picked six sites for domestic drone testing?
When the Department of Justice (DOJ) issues a press release just before Christmas touting its accomplishments regarding false claims act (FCA) recoveries, you know it’s probably bad news for certain contractors. With $3.8 billion in recoveries, it’s really bad news.
The end of the year continues to bring an endless list of lists. Best of … Worst of … Predictions … You name it. And, the best thing is no one will remember what was ranked or critiqued or foretold
When the SANS Institute announced its “People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity in 2013″ awards, there was a definite theme attached to the announcements as four of the six winners are focused on closing the widening cyber skills gap.
On the day after Christmas, a new rule will go into affect that is designed to encourage more federal subcontracting from small firms. The rule affects both prime and subcontractors, so both types of contractors need to pay close attention.
On the heels of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that the NSA’s collection of phone records of US citizens violates privacy rights, the US Navy is now enmeshed in its own security nightmare that involves two admirals.
Tucked inside the budget deal Congress shockingly passed yesterday (before adjourning until some time in 2014 – You’re welcome, America.) was a revised formula to determine the max executive salary limit contractors can submit to the federal government for reimbursement.
Yesterday, the 113th Congress did something truly historic: they actually did something. Sort of. The bipartisan budget committee announced a compromise that, if passed, would add $85 billion over two years and potentially end budget gridlock until 2016. Great, right?
It’s nearly that time of the year: tax time. Government contractors may be eligible for tax credits in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. The big question is … What breaks are available and where do contractors get information?
Steve Jobs used to say that simple is harder than complex: “You have to work hard to make your thinking clean to make it simple.” Same is true for questions .. Big questions. You know, the ones that change everything.