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.
Two years ago, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) announced the consolidation-of-contracts strategy known as category management (CM). No one knew how well the strategy would work. But, $2 billion in contract savings later, the verdict appears to be in.
On Wednesday, we wrote about the growing number of small Defense contractors that provide Professional Services alleging unfair contracting practices because of OASIS. Now, FAS is requesting industry feedback on its strategic plan, which may provide a platform for contractors.
After a long wait, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published the final rule governing mentor-protégé relationships. This set of rules provides regulations that will work government wide to give all contract officers a single set of standards for them to follow.
When analyzing federal procurement, it’s easy to focus on Defense. That’s where the money is. But, at an average-annual-growth-rate of 27 percent from FY 2011 to 2015, health IT spending is moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) is an enormous federal agency tasked with keeping America safe. But, DHS is also taking on another role: managing a “procurement laboratory,” which is intended to shake up the way the government buys things.
Among the more controversial sections of NDAA 2017 are the acquisition transformations that Senate Arms Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Z) calls “generational reforms.” Those changes just picked up the support of a retired 4-star general, but is it enough?
Federal contracting is a highly competitive industry and with good reason. The red tape and regulations are a total nightmare — but, government checks don’t bounce. What if things changed? What if contractors only got paid after their program/service worked?
The military has made it clear they are serious about beefing up their cyber warfare capabilities. The Navy’s Cyber Task Force asked for $300 million for 2016 with a lot earmarked for training – which is great for small contractors.
It’s April 1st … And, the Metro board chairman says entire lines should be shut down for months. (This isn’t April fools.) If that isn’t depressing enough, your company’s computers may be vulnerable because your network’s “back door” is open.