//
archives

Archive for

Small Business Impact of How NAICS Codes Are Assigned to Federal Contracts (Responses Requested)

The American Small Business Coalition and some of our partners have been asked by a federal agency to sit down with them to discuss the current use of NAICS Codes in federal contracting and the impact on small business concerns of NAICS Code assignments to federal contracts. Continue reading

How budget sequestration affected contracting

The Government Accountability Office study, released March 9, found that while defense agency obligations to buy products and services decreased by almost 31 percent from fiscal 2011 through 2015, from $399 billion to $274 billion, civilian contracts remained fairly steady over the same period. Continue reading

GSA, DHS begin to tip their hand about future of CDM program

The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department continue to send signals of how they will move forward after that initial BPA expires in August 2018. Continue reading

VA chief swears off software development

“I’ve come to the conclusion that VA building its own software products and doing its own software dev inside is not a good way to pursue this,” Shulkin said. Continue reading

IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

The White House’s budget guidance calls for a $54 billion bump in military spending that would be offset by cuts from civilian agencies. Continue reading

Hartley is latest ‘original’ 18Fer whose term is coming to an end

The original group of disruptors at the General Services Administration’s 18F is getting smaller by the month. Hillary Hartley, the deputy executive director and creative director, is leaving a few months before her term was to expire. Source: Hartley is latest ‘original’ 18Fer whose term is coming to an end – FederalNewsRadio.com

Army seeks help to guard against fake social media accounts

The Army is looking for help from a vendor to find, monitor and get rid of imposter social media accounts. Continue reading

Lead agencies must turn category management small business strategies into action

The future of the Obama administration’s category management initiative remains unknown. Source: Lead agencies must turn category management small business strategies into action – FederalNewsRadio.com

GSA postpones FBI HQ announcement until funding is secure

What was supposed to be good news for Maryland or Virginia turned into disappointment, after the General Services Administration announced it was putting a hold on finding the FBI a new home. Source: GSA postpones FBI HQ announcement until funding is secure

With possibility of more troops, Marines add an electronic warfare force

MEFs are large task force units composed of headquarters, ground, air and logistics components. Continue reading