It’s Halloween. But, the scariest thing about today is not how much money will be spent on Frozen costumes. It’s the release of thousands of pages by the White House detailing the impact of climate change on 38 federal agencies.
DoD is worried. The accelerating technological advances in communications, robotics, etc. are expected to drive a whole new generation of defense systems. Trouble is they’re sold first come, first served. So, what if outdated acquisition programs put the U.S. behind?
Over the past year, five new labor requirements were enacted for federal contractors. The SBA is also expected to beef up 8(a) enforcement. Industry groups estimate these programs will increase the costs for contractor labor compliance more than 25 percent.
If your firm wants to sell goods to the federal government, getting your foot in the door can seem overwhelming. Who do you talk to? Where do you look? The best place to look might just be GSA’s Reverse Auctions.
CDM … CHIP … ATAC … No one’s better at generating acronyms than the federal government. And, we noticed something. The faster acronyms appear, the faster programs and services grow. So, for cybersecurity contractors, the future looks very bright indeed!
Getting a call from your attorney informing you that your firm is being sued by a former employee, who claims that your company submitted false invoices qualifies as an “Alka-Seltzer moment.” But, finding out your liability policy doesn’t cover it?
Defense contractors are becoming bigger and bigger targets of cyber attacks. In September, a Senate report detailed alleged attacks by Chinese hackers, a practice that’s apparently been going on for three years. The latest campaign has been dubbed “Operation DeathClick.”
Earlier this week, the Pentagon released a report entitled, “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.” After all, dealing with national security threats is the reason military leaders get out of bed every morning. But, what happens when two political ideologies clash?
Usually, when the term “false claim” is mentioned, it’s because a suspected fraud. Contractors believed to have bent rules or submitted invoices that are outright fiction are the typical targets. But, what if you just messed up? What about mistakes?
Government contractors are asked to do the impossible … to solve “unsolvable” problems … to make equipment do things no one ever dreamed. So, how do you do it? How do you make someone believe in something they’ve never seen?