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In addition to being Founder of the GovCon Channel, Guy Timberlake is Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer of The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC), an innovative membership organization aiding companies around the world with finding, qualifying and winning business opportunities in the government sector, and assisting government agencies with identifying viable industry partners to support their operational and mission requirements. For the GovCon Channel, Guy's responsibilities include managing the acquisition of content, editorial and publishing functions, and development of collaborative relationships with news and market intelligence organizations providing coverage of the U.S. Government Contracting industry.
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Army will spend up to $7.2 billion on consolidation of its intelligence contracts – FederalNewsRadio.com

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

Contractor Proposes Unavailable Key Employee, GAO Sustains Protest – SmallGovCon

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.

VA IG unwinds tale of procurement fraud, abuse involving senior agency officials, FedBid – FederalNewsRadio.com

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.

Intel community falling behind on plans for continuous evaluation of cleared personnel — FCW

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

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services — FCW

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.

5 key IT bills still pending in Congress — 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.

VA OIG: ‘To Financially Benefit FedBid Inc. VHA Procurement Official and FedBid Inc. Executives Interfered with VA Oversight’

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

SBA inspector general: Small business contracting numbers inflated by contracts to ineligible 8(a), Hubzone firms – Washington Business Journal

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.

How a Drop in the Bucket Can Make All the Difference! – The American Small Business Coalition

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

Chinese government hackers penetrated fed contractor systems 20 times, Senate probe reveals – FierceGovernmentIT

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.

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