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Editor-in-Chief Visionary

Guy Timberlake is the Editor-in-Chief Visionary of GovConChannel and oversees the creation and curation of relevant and timely 'News And Information That Matters To Small Government Contractors.'
Editor-in-Chief Visionary has written 1922 posts for GovConChannel

Defense IT Contract Rekindles Pricing Complaints

The contract generated angst about the terms DISA will use to select vendors. The complaints include a public letter to the department from business organizations representing IT companies. Continue reading

GSA awards 109 human capital contracts worth $11.5B

The Human Capital and Training Solutions, or HCaTS, contracts are for human capital strategy, training and development and performance improvement services. Continue reading

NGA follows DOD to Silicon Valley

The outpost “will leverage the organic capabilities and energy of the Valley’s open, vibrant, geospatial community,” Cardillo said at the GEOINT Symposium in Orlando, Fla., on May 16. “It’s a beachhead that will have the authority to reach out to all innovation centers.” Continue reading

White House, Congress gird for another NDAA showdown

Among the provisions the Obama administration opposes is a measure that would make U.S. Cyber Command its own unified command and another that would restrict funding for the Pentagon’s prized outreach office in Silicon Valley. Continue reading

New rule puts onus on contractors to tighten IT security

A new rule aimed at systems that store controlled unclassified information and classified information is one result of the White House’s 2010 executive order aimed at bolstering CUI protections. Continue reading

Time is Running Out! GovCon Networking Following USDOE’16 in Atlanta!

As soon as the Energy Small Business Conference ends, we’re hosting a cozy networking event at The Commerce Club Atlanta and giving away door prizes that includes tablets and loaded VISA gift cards! Continue reading

Minimizing Procurement Red Tape with DoD OTA’s

If your company has a technology that could support one or more missions of the Department of Defense, but the fear of ‘red tape’ and other obstacles is forcing you to quash that interest, maybe it’s time to take another look. Continue reading

Stitching Together a naval partnership network

US Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, to industry: “We need to talk leader to leader.” Source: Stitching Together a naval partnership network

Watchdog: 18F Caused a Data Breach Using Slack

The OIG recommended that GSA stop using Slack and OAuth 2.0 until they’re approved by agency IT standards. Source: Watchdog: 18F Caused a Data Breach Using Slack – Nextgov.com

U.S. GAO – Federal Acquisitions: Use of ‘Other Transaction’ Agreements Limited and Mostly for Research and Development Activities

GAO was asked to review federal agencies’ use of other transaction authority. This report describes (1) which agencies are authorized to use other transaction agreements and the extent to which agencies have guidance to implement the authority, (2) why agencies used other transaction agreements and for what types of activities, and (3) the extent to … Continue reading