Last summer, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the Kingdomware case that meant the VA must apply the veteran owned small business “rule of two” for pretty much all its procurements.And, the good news is still coming.
One of the unexpected developments of the Iraq war under George W. Bush was the explosion of contracting. From security to supplies, tasks that used to be the responsibility of the military got farmed out. Everything old is new again.
In a story reported by Federal News Radio, Lisa Pafe, Vice President of Lohfeld Consulting Group, told a webinar audience, “The next administration will shape the future of [federal] IT.” Category management and IT modernization are the next big opportunities.
To say that former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra is annoyed with government contractors’ increasing reliance on bid protesting to delay new contracts and keep the taxpayer dollar spigot turned on as long as possible is a definite understatement.
If your company sells software to government agencies, a new purchasing policy published today by the OMB and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) is going to affect you. Let’s just say there’s a new software sheriff in town.
It’s funny how unrelated but similar events often happen together. In this case, there are huge looming federal contracts that are going to make a lot of companies very happy, ranging from Energy to NASA to networking and cyber security.
Shaun Donovan, Director of the OMB, wrote to Congress: “Absent immediate action, the cost to operate and to maintain legacy systems will continue to grow, while security vulnerabilities and other risks will remain unresolved.” So, what will lawmakers do now?
Federal agencies have been worried for some time about falling behind in the race for newer, faster, more robust technology to secure government networks. So, the GSA is quizzing industry experts about where contract officers should be focusing their attention.
Somewhat lost in the media frenzy of New Hampshire is the unveiling of President Obama’s last budget – a $4.1 trillion fiscal plan that encompasses his agenda and legacy. Capitol Hill can’t wait. Without further ado, let the games begin.
The Veterans Administration (VA) has been in the news a lot lately, and many of those stories have covered mismanagement. But, the agency charged with caring for our nation’s finest is cleaning up its act. One target area is procurement.