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.
Small business government contracting has been controversial of late with organizations challenging the SBA’s methods for determining small biz awards. Still, most agree that more small contractors are getting work. The question is, can they afford all this good fortune?
When the OPM breach was discovered last summer, over 20 million federal employees and contractor employees had pieces of their identities stolen. The Chinese are believed to have carried out the hack, but no one knew why – until now.
The DoD issued its Final Rule regarding contractor obligations in protecting covered defense information (CDI). The Rule mandates that both prime contractors and subcontractors take appropriate steps to safeguard such info, report on network penetrations and choose proper cloud services.
This week, several major companies, like Netflix and Twitter, were essentially taken offline by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in which network connected devices were used to send out a torrent of internet traffic and shut everything down.
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.
To some extent, the Pentagon’s early efforts to streamline tech procurement have been like sinking in quicksand. The harder the military struggled, the faster it sank. But, that’s about to change with a new procurement effort aimed at new contractors.
The Obama Administration is going out with a bang – just not the bang they’d hoped. Recently, we wrote about all the lawsuits filed to stop the overtime rule. Now, a Texas contractors group is working to kill “Fair Pay.”
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.