We don’t often use the Notebook to highlight contract announcements, but this one bears mentioning in that it’s very large, it appears to be another significant move toward strategic sourcing, and it gives some insight into a large slice of DoD spending that’s not often publicly disclosed. via Army will spend up to $7.2 billion … Continue reading
A contractor’s proposal to use an unavailable employee to fill a key personnel position caused the GAO to sustain a competitor’s protest. via Contractor Proposes Unavailable Key Employee, GAO Sustains Protest – SmallGovCon.
A senior Veterans Affairs Department procurement official and executives at a popular federal government contractor are embroiled in a tale of allegedly committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators, retaliating against whistleblowers and misusing agency resources. via VA IG unwinds tale of procurement fraud, abuse involving senior agency officials, FedBid – FederalNewsRadio.com.
The government is facing a backlog of required periodic rechecks of federal employees, military personnel and contractors with active security clearances. The current backlog was not disclosed by federal officials, but an interagency report ordered in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting indicated that in March the backlog affected about 22 percent of cleared … Continue reading
In an effort to hasten its move to the commercial cloud, the Defense Department will allow the military services to procure their own cloud services rather than leaving that authority to the Defense Information Systems Agency. via DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services — FCW.
Congress is gone until after the November elections, but these measures may yet get attention in the lame duck session. via 5 key IT bills still pending in Congress — FCW.
The VHA Deputy Chief Procurement Officer engaged in conduct prejudicial to the Government, a conflict of interest, improperly disclosed non-public VA information, misused her position and VA resources, engaged in a prohibited personnel practice, interfered with a VA OIG contract review, acted as an agent of FedBid Inc. in matters before the Government, and did … Continue reading
Think the federal government’s small business contracting numbers are inflated? The Small Business Administration’s inspector general just confirmed your suspicions. via SBA inspector general: Small business contracting numbers inflated by contracts to ineligible 8(a), Hubzone firms – Washington Business Journal.
Quite a few of the companies we engage with are in the $10M or less category for annual revenues, which is why it’s interesting for me to dissect industry data and find ways to drive their business growth. via How a Drop in the Bucket Can Make All the Difference! – The American Small Business … Continue reading
In one year alone, hackers working for the Chinese government penetrated computer networks of U.S. Transportation Command contractors at least 20 times, the Senate Armed Services Committee revealed Sept. 17 after a year-long investigation. via Chinese government hackers penetrated fed contractor systems 20 times, Senate probe reveals – FierceGovernmentIT.