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Former Commerce Employee Sentenced for Bribery Scheme

A former information technology official with the Department of Commerce was sentenced today to 4 years in prison and ordered to forfeit approximately $224,500 for conspiracy to pay and receive bribes, and acceptance of bribes by a public official. Source: Former Commerce Employee Sentenced for Bribery Scheme | USAO-EDVA | Department of Justice

VA Official Accused Of Taking Bribes In Exchange For Contract Information

Newly released court documents have revealed an elaborate scheme with a Veterans Affairs insider, who was accepting bribes for lucrative government contracts. Source: VA Official Accused Of Taking Bribes In Exchange For Contract Information « CBS Denver

GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Eight days after addressing Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the General Services Administration on Thursday pivoted to the Irma storm aimed at Florida, relaxing certain contracting rules to encourage speed and local awards. Continue reading

Contractors acting as connective tissue to federal workers in wake of Irma and Harvey

Amid the 16,000 National Guard troops Florida activated, troops from U.S. Northern and Southern Command and Federal Emergency Management Agency employees, contractors are acting as the connective tissue between federal, state and local relief efforts. Continue reading

Civilian agency cuts in House spending bill are deep, not as drastic as proposal

It’s the first time since 2009 the House collectively passed all of its appropriations bills in one way or another. Continue reading

How DHS is thawing the industry-government deep freeze 

OFPP is planning a third mythbusters memo as part of its continuing effort to improve communication around acquisition. Continue reading

CIO Council to host governmentwide tech recruiting event

The Federal CIO Council is hosting a governmentwide hiring event to help bridge that skills gap. Continue reading

GAO upholds bid protest on Labor contract 

When the Labor Department went looking for a contractor to run its Job Corps center in Los Angeles, it eventually settled on a nearly $100 million contract to Management and Training Corporation, ending the center’s relationship with the YWCA, which had run the center for the past 52 years. Source: Joesph Petrillo: GAO upholds bid protest on Labor contract … Continue reading

VA Withdraws Proposed SDVOSB Regulatory Overhaul

The VA has officially withdrawn its November 2015 proposal to overhaul its SDVOSB and VOSB regulations. Continue reading

Cyber products to get further scrutiny under new DHS plan

DHS is adding more rigor to vendor supply chains for a governmentwide cybersecurity initiative. Continue reading