The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released the base budget figure requested for US intelligence programs Thursday, with a request for $45.6 billion as part of the president’s 2015 budget. via Intelligence Agencies Ask for 5 Percent Less in 2015 | C4ISR & Networks | c4isrnet.com.
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO dismissed a protest filed by a debarred contractor, holding that the protester’s underlying challenge to its debarment was a matter for resolution by the contracting agency, not the GAO. via GAO Lacks Jurisdiction Over Debarment Disputes – SmallGovCon.
DoD says the Joint Chiefs instituted the “IT Box” concept to ensure programs meet cost, schedule and performance goals and focus on rapid and small increments. via How an ‘IT Box’ is making it easier for DoD to do business – FederalNewsRadio.com.
All three military departments say they’re mapping out ways to make do with less contractor support than they currently have. via Military looks to suppress appetite for service contracts – FederalNewsRadio.com.
While looking at the past does not always provide a view of the future, in the case of our risk-averse Uncle Sam when it comes to government contracting, yesterday’s information is often an indication of what will occur tomorrow. via How Uncle Sam has spent FY14 contracting dollars, so far. – The American Small Business … Continue reading
The Defense Department’s ability to pare its civilian workforce hinges partly on getting the go-ahead to launch a new wave of base realignments and closures (BRAC), top officials said Tuesday. via New BRAC round needed for civilian workforce reductions, officials say | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The GSA unveiled 123 contracts in the small business portion of the $60 billion One Acquisition Solutions for Integrated Services (OASIS) contracts. The winners of the large business contracts have not yet been announced. via More than 100 sign OASIS deals — FCW.
Missouri Republican Sam Graves, chairman of the House Small Business Committee, is introducing a pair of bills Feb. 26 designed to increase small firms’ participation in federal contracting and improve the quality of contracting data. via Two bills look to give small business an edge in contracting — FCW.
Legislation introduced in several state legislatures aimed at blunting the National Security Agency’s ability to collect data on U.S. citizens could wind up sideswiping federal contractors, according to federal acquisition industry experts. via States aiming at NSA might hit contractors — FCW.
How do you ‘connect the dots’ when you don’t know what the dots mean? Too many companies are making decisions using “intelligence” based on someone’s assumptions where that someone was most likely not part of or familiar with their company. via Blog: Information is King! Bottom Line! – The American Small Business Coalition.