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Are You Following the GovCon Dollars? Join the Spring 2017 SAGE™ Cohort!

Small federal contractors are missing revenue and relationship opportunities and leaving money on the table. Since FY2009, civilian, defense and intelligence agencies have increased spending by more than $1B each fiscal year when leveraging a procurement method that reduces agency administration and favors small business concerns. This during a period that has seen a significant downturn in overall contracting obligations. Follow the money small business! Continue reading

Experts say Congress, OMB must be involved to improve IT acquisition

When it comes to federal IT acquisition, the workforce is too small, the hurdles are numerous, and modernization is slow — yet there is something government knows how to do well. Continue reading

Think like a hacker, says former CISO

Shared services, new hacker-like thinking and a clear and concise security strategy are some of the keys to protecting the .gov environment, said the former first governmentwide chief information security officer. Continue reading

GAO Reports Trends In Government Contracting

Earlier this month, the GAO released a comprehensive report detailing the trends in government contracting over a five-year period (from fiscal year 2011 through 2015). Continue reading

How Contractors View Budget and Government Reform Agenda

The administration’s “skinny budget” released last week after an executive order on reorganizing the government drew cheers as well as brickbats from the contracting community. Continue reading

GovConVoices: Prime Management Of Subcontracts

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals recently dismissed a government claim that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. (LMIS), failed to comply with its prime contract terms by not adequately managing its subcontractors and therefore all subcontract costs (more than $100MM) were unallowable. Source: GovConVoices: Prime Management Of Subcontracts – SmallGovCon

LGBTQ Advocates Say New Executive Order Makes Them Vulnerable to Discriminations

The executive order revokes key components of the Obama administration’s previous executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or identity, gay rights advocates say. Continue reading

SDVOSB Task Order Eligibility: SBA OHA Provides Some Clarity

If an SDVOSB was eligible at the time of its initial offer for a multiple-award contract, the SDVOSB ordinarily retains its eligibility for task and delivery orders issued under that contract, unless a contracting officer requests a new SDVOSB certification in connection with a particular order. Source: SDVOSB Task Order Eligibility: SBA OHA Provides Some … Continue reading

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online

But contractors and contracting specialists are pushing back. Continue reading

White House details how it wants civilian agencies to cut $18B in FY2017

The White House has a few more details about how exactly it wants to cut $18 billion Continue reading