As the saying goes, “If you want to do something right, do it yourself.” Apparently, that was the thinking of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the contractor trade group, that decided to try its hand at upgrading government IT procurement.
Last Friday, a Final Rule was published regarding the recovery of legal defense costs related to False Claims Act (FCA) accusations. As usual, some questions were answered; some were created. The big question: Will contractors be left holding the bag?
More and more contractors are using and experimenting with the cloud. In fact, the cloud has reached such a state of ubiquity that some surveys report that 90+ percent of businesses are involved with could services. But, are there dark
The day the world awoke to the horror of Malaysia flight 17, hackers crawled from under a rock and built a fake Facebook page seeming to honor victims that redirected visitors to a porn site. And, that’s only the beginning.
On July 15, 2014, the DoD published a proposed rule that would take DCAA out of the “certification” process for business systems. Such a move would dramatically speed up the process and help firms “provide a differentiator for business development.”
On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved legislation to give the Pentagon $489.6 billion in base spending and $58.3 billion in war wind-down funding for fiscal year 2015. And, of course, the bill has almost no chance of passing.
From antiquated technology to public debacles, tales of the federal government’s IT woes are not hard to find. Security concerns, procurement labyrinths, and a risk-averse culture make government IT challenging. But, here are four trends that are starting to help.
Qui tam was first used by English King Edward I of “Braveheart” fame. The practice rewarded subjects who took actions to enforce the King’s laws. Today, it’s used in conjunction with False Claims Act (FCA) allegations, aka, a contractor’s headache.
The green drumbeat continues at the General Services Administration (GSA). By September, a special GSA task group intends to issue a a report with “clear goals and guidance” for moving to net-zero federal buildings. Here’s what that means for contractors.
July is a busy month. There’s the 4th. But, there’s also World UFO Day, Take Your Pants for a Walk Day, and Flitch Day in which you give cooked bacon to happily married couples. Then … There’s the Big Spend.