It’s a varied news day: ACA is crushing it … WiFi will get faster … Sen. Tester’s getting testy. First, the Pentagon is gearing up for a major expansion of its cyber warfare capacity by tripling its cyber warrior force.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates entire industries whose competitive success depends upon their abilities to push the technological envelope. However, the FCC’s own technology is stuck in mud somewhere in the 90s. That could mean music to contractors’ ears.
When DoD launched Better Buying Power (BBP) initiative in 2010, the idea was to reward efficiency and innovation that reduced federal procurement costs. Contractors appear to be doing their part to meet program goals, but what about DCAA and DCMA?
DCAA recently issued a memo outlining the new procedures for dealing with delinquent indirect rate proposals (IRPs). Under those procedures, contractors will get significantly fewer past due notices, which means a smaller window before Contract Officers set their own rates.
Last year, the White House asked the DoD and the GSA to study the possible benefits of developing cyber security standards for the federal acquisition process. Six recommendations emerged from the study. Now, the agencies are putting them into action.
In the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting last September, the White House launched a security clearance review. The report, released today, outlines recommendations for reducing security clearances and tightening the process for both federal employees and for government contractors.
South By Southwest 2014 (SXSW) ended over the weekend. The Austin-based conference has become a harbinger for what to expect from the worlds of tech, media, and interactive entertainment. Why should a government contractor be interested? Oh, why indeed …
In 2005, Henry Barko filed a False Claims Act (FAC) misconduct charge against KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, alleging that a KBR subcontractor performed substandard work and inflated construction costs. Now, that case may become a landmark regarding contractor protection.
The Interagency Suspension and Disbarment Committee (ISDC) submitted a report last week to Congress outlining actions taken against federal contractors for the last five years. The report covers FY2009-FY2013, and the conclusion is clear: actions are up … way up.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) just released a report on the effects of sequester, aka, budgeting by bludgeoning. The report summarizes the effects by agency and paints a worrisome portrait of cost-cutting without regard to public need or long-term repercussions.