Just as civilian agencies have been doing, the Defense Department is assuming the already tight purse strings for acquisition budgets are likely to be pulled even tighter, and procurement staff is digging in to adjust to the \”new normal.\” via Procurement officials explain new normal to contractors — FCW.
The General Services Administration\’s OASIS contracting vehicle already has changed the Air Force\’s procurement operations for the better, one of the Air Force\’s top acquisition officers says. via Air Force embraces OASIS — FCW.
Holders of security clearances would be subject to more frequent audits under bipartisan legislation introduced Oct. 30 by Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins. via Senate bill calls for more frequent clearance re-checks — FCW.
After nearly ten years at the helm of The American Small Business Coalition, and three years since the birth of Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™, some key reasons I believe many companies do not leverage basic market research techniques is because most don’t understand the efficiencies that can be gained through collecting, qualifying and exploiting … Continue reading
Contractors and subcontractors can no longer receive reimbursement from the government for the costs of defending themselves against whistle-blower lawsuits deemed legitimate. via Contractor costs in whistle-blower cases no longer reimbursable – FierceGovernment.
Top military officials told a House panel Wednesday that continued sequestration would make it impossible to plan for new acquisitions, and that maintenance will have to be differed on the current military fleet. via Continued sequestration would devastate armed forces acquisition, officials say – FierceGovernment.
A procuring agency appropriately considered the size of offerors’ past performance projects in evaluating proposals, even though project size was not expressly stated as an evaluation factor. via Past Performance: Agency Properly Considered Project Size – SmallGovCon.
To keep pace with rapid changes in the cyber domain, the Army should re-evaluate the size of its cyber force at least every two years and adopt more agile processes for hiring and procuring security capabilities, the head of U.S. Army Cyber Command said Wednesday. via Army cyber chief says force size needs biennial review … Continue reading
Tech suppliers and contractors are pushing Congress to resolve the next budget impasse in the few weeks left before Thanksgiving rather than risk another government shutdown in January that could drive some out of the federal space. via Contractors warn against another government shutdown — FCW.
Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) contracts drive down prices for government contracts, but 375 government contractors and 360 civilian and defense decision-makers in government polled in the survey suggest such contracts also drive down innovation and sacrifice long-term value for short-term cost savings. via Study: LPTA sacrifices long-term value, stifles innovation — FCW.