If you were a fan of the original Saturday Night Live (aka, back when it was still funny), you might remember a John Belushi sketch called, “The Thing that Wouldn’t Leave.” In 2014, that guest has a new name: Sequester.
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (H.R. 1232) passed the House yesterday. A similar effort was passed in 2013 as part of Defense Authorization bill, but it got cut in Conference. This standalone version, however, will change IT purchasing.
It’s kind of a light day, legally speaking. But, this is Washington … First up, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim DFARS final rule regarding cost-type contracts. The final final is expected October 1, 2014. Here’s the scoop:
The White House released an action plan to fight patent trolls. Steps include everything from shielding inventors from frivolous lawsuits to using crowdsourcing to unearth little known “prior” facts, which is the perfect lead-in to eight habits of successful entrepreneurs.
PROCAS Connect is unveiling a new feature today called WatchList. It’s an expansion of something we’ve been doing periodically, and we’ll have more on that below. First, the GSA announced a new streamlining effort. Here’s what that means for contractors.
Now that President Obama signed the Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for employees working under federal contract, it’s time to look at some of the specifics. What contracts are affected? When does it start? You get the picture.
It’s Valentine’s Day … A snow day … A commuting is a living Hell day. So, we have a veritable potpourri of stories. Some are serious; some merely fascinating. But, before you start unwrapping candy, you must eat your vegetables.
The White House released details of an Executive Order outlining an new initiative to improve the cyber security of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The guidelines are considered voluntary for most private sector companies but will be mandatory for federal contractors.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been busy lately. First up is the recent affirmative action initiative that promotes the hiring of veterans and disabled workers. Here are the five things contractors and subcontractors need to know.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is the E.F. Hutton of the federal contracting world. They’ve been talking about a lot of things, like … professional services and consultant costs, incurred cost proposals, even unionization. So, we’re guessing you’re listening.