Many a contractor has submitted a proposal feeling great about the company’s chances only to be told their offers didn’t provide enough information or that content was misplaced. But, as one contractor discovered, too much info is just as bad.
Everyone’s trying to figure out what the next four years are going to be like for the federal government. Are agencies on the chopping block? Where is discretionary spending heading? While we don’t have answers, we do have some clues.
Amid the inaugural hubbub, little attention was paid in the mainstream media to the GAO’s decision to deny the pre-award protests for the $50 billion Alliant 2 vehicle. But, government contractors may have felt the ground shake beneath their feet.
Mention capturing almost $10 billion in lost revenue and even federal agencies will sit up and take notice. That’s the amount Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman hopes to collect if his Tax Accountability Act passes.
For some time, the American Small Business League (ASBL) has been on a crusade to prove its assertions that small contractors are being shortchanged by rules that give unfair advantage to large corporations. However, on one front a setback occurred.
Right after Election 2016′s shocking results, defense stocks soared. After all, a Republican in the White House usually means it’s bonus time for defense industry execs. Then, the President-Elect tweeted about outrageous costs for the F-35, and Lockheed stocks plunged.
As the 114th Congress limped to its legislative finish line, the House and Senate did manage to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017 by margins that make it veto-proof. Since we know it’ll pass, what’s in it?
Second verse, same as the first … It’s incredibly fitting that the final act of the 114th Congress would be a last-minute effort to avert a government shutdown. Forget crafting an actual budget. Continuing resolution or bust’s the theme here.
In May, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed an injunction in an attempt to stop the SBA from “continuing to misrepresent the attainment of small business contracting goals to Congress and the American public.” So, how’s that been going?
We’re back! By now, everyone’s long over their food hangovers (or any other hangover) from Thanksgiving. The question is: how are you coping with the Presidential transition? Way more questions than answers so far, but the NDAA is making progress.