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Margaret Timberlake

Margaret Timberlake has written 635 posts for GovConChannel

Industry Struggles with Ever Changing Acquisition Rules

Increasingly, the “state of the art” is being defined by the commercial marketplace, without government participation and often without its access to the resulting technological advances. Continue reading

4 changes in the NDAA that contractors need to know

The version of the NDAA the Senate passed and sent back to the House for approval last week was 1,266 pages long Continue reading

What Will October Hold For Federal IT Contractors?

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the 2018 federal budget and many government contractors are very cautious about what may happen in 2018 and beyond with federal IT spending. Continue reading

Matt Hummer: What’s the rate of growth in federal cybersecurity?

You might have guessed the roster of cybersecurity vendors and the federal dollars going to them are growing. Continue reading

Tim DiNapoli: DoD has trouble closing contracts

The government has a problem with closure. Continue reading

Christine Fritsch: Big data analytics is growing in federal law enforcement

Justice Department spending on analytics software grew by a third in the last two years and at the Homeland Security Department, it rose by 50 percent. Continue reading

Former Army officer charged with conspiracy to bribe and commit fraud in government contracts

A conspiracy charge was lodged Monday in U.S. District Court against Calvin Devear Lawyer that charges him with conspiracy, a crime punishable by up to five years. Continue reading

Western New York Contractors and Two Owners to Pay More Than $3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

“Every time an ineligible contractor knowingly pursues and obtains such set-aside contracts, they are cheating American taxpayers at the expense of service-disabled veterans.” Continue reading

GSA decision to debar contractor is overruled after judge calls it ‘arbitrary and capricious’

The former government contractor who was busted for hacking into a non-federal competitor’s network is back. Continue reading

U.S. GAO – Federal Contracting: Additional Management Attention and Action Needed to Close Contracts and Reduce Audit Backlog

Closing contracts ensures the government receives goods or services at the agreed price. Continue reading