Just when you thought this frustrating, infuriating, never-ending Presidential election couldn’t possibly get any worse comes a report that states that voting in battleground states might end up playing a significant role in the prospects of government contractors. Oh, good.
The HUBZone program is designed to promote business development in areas that have been designated as economically depressed. HUBZones, like most other SBA programs, have had a busy few months. But, there’s one aspect that been particularly confusing for contractors.
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.
Winning a 20-year government contract can certainly make your day. That’s what happens to many contractors fortunate enough to become part of the GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS). If your contract is almost up, we have even more good news.
One legacy of the Obama administration will be the broad attempts to tug the bureaucratic federal procurement establishment into the 21st century. The process is slow, and many would argue the results have been mixed. But, they keep on trying.
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 you’ve been reading PROCAS Connect for awhile, you know the Kingdomware Supreme Court ruling confirmed that the VA must first give VOSB and SDVOSB businesses first crack at that agency’s contracts – even if it is a FSS solicitation.
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.”