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Counterintelligence Chief: Contractors ‘Kicking Butt’ in Combating Insider Threats

Anticipating threats “is a team sport,” Bill Evanina, the government’s national counterintelligence executive, told a gathering of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a nonprofit group made up of contractors and former intelligence officials Continue reading

Contractor indicted for stealing spy secrets

A federal grand jury indicted contractor Harold Martin on Thursday for allegedly stealing government secrets over a 20 year period. Continue reading

VIDEO: Good Fun. Good Networking. In Good Company. For a Good Cause. 12/7 in Tysons Corner, VA

It will be an evening full of good fun, good networking, good food and good drink, all for a good cause! The 2016 Holiday Charity Bash™ is almost here and we’re benefiting our Nation’s Military men, women and Veterans through our partners at American Freedom Foundation. Register today before tickets run out for the best government contracting holiday networking around! Continue reading

Low-Hanging Fruit are a FASA-nating Opportunity!

Simplified Acquisitions lower the overall level of risk of doing business and the level of effort associated with issuing and responding to these requirements. Those are good things.

Agencies have increased their use of these streamlined buys. That’s a good thing.

Simplified Acquisitions are reserved for small business concerns and that is the problem. Continue reading

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

PODCAST: How Changes to the VETS2 GWAC RFP Impacts Competition

The GSA VETS 2 GWAC is on the street! Problem is, even companies considered a ‘safe bet’ previously need to reassess as they may have dropped in the rankings, and out of the ‘safe zone!’ Continue reading

GSA VETS 2 GWAC RFP Is Out, With an X-Factor (or Two)!

If you are one of the many Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses that met the past performance requirement for the GSA Veterans Technology Services (VETS) 2 GWAC prior to the release of the RFP, it’s time to re-evaluate your approach and position because things have changed, considerably. Continue reading

Strategic sourcing: Evolving or devolving?

GSA announced in March that it’s asking for industry feedback on three options for reopening Schedule 75 as part of its market research. Source: Strategic sourcing: Evolving or devolving?

Here’s What’s Happening on the Simplified Front for FY2016 Q1 and Q2

Since agencies have averaged one billion in increased spending from FY09 to FY15, I thought it was worth it to see where Simplified Acquisition spending is for FY2016! Continue reading

Pricing roulette: Challenges vary agency to agency

One example is Defense Information Systems Agency refusing to budge from its original, highly questionable low price/technically acceptable strategy for Encore III—even though this is a ten year contract with broad, unknown requirements. Continue reading