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5 Fatal Flaws Killing GovCon Proposal Efforts [GovConChat™]

GovConChat™ is where we sit down with experts, thought-leaders and other movers and shakers who impact the world of contracting with the U.S. Government. The goal is providing useful and usable insights to any company seeking a better understanding of government contracting, and a better result from their efforts to find and win contracts and subcontracts … Continue reading

More Proof Uncle Sam Isn’t Good at Math

This is simply a revision of the ‘new math’ used to show success for something which is far from it. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements. Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Ugly Changes That Almost Were! (Part 2) | GovCon Voices

Originally published May 16, 2017 on GovConVoices Having started my journey in the federal contracting community close to 30 years ago, I’ve seen quite a few changes in policy and process that have both improved and degraded the ability of small business concerns to participate as contractors and subcontractors. I’m not referring solely to changes … Continue reading

IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech

Congress has tried for years to pass legislation to make the Pentagon a smarter buyer of technology. So when members of the House Armed Services Committee met recently with Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, what they heard gave them pause Source: IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech — … Continue reading

Defense Contractor Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for $53 Million Procurement Fraud and Illegal Gratuities Scheme

On April 27, 2017, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced John Wilkerson, age 51, of Moultrie, Georgia to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy and for paying illegal gratuities to a government official, in connection with the award of more than $53 million in … Continue reading

7 GovCon myths that need busting

Depending on where one starts his or her journey of doing business with the government, they can hear things that may not necessarily be accurate, and in some cases, intentionally inaccurate. Source: 7 GovCon myths that need busting — Washington Technology

SAIC scores potential $620M NASA engineering contract

Science Applications International Corp. has won a potential five-year, $620 million contract for engineering services to NASA at the Greenbelt, Md.-based Goddard Space Flight Center. Source: SAIC scores potential $620M NASA engineering contract — Washington Technology

8 trends to keep ahead of in federal contracting

The administration has most of Washington on the edge of their seats waiting to see what comes next, and federal contracting is no different. Continue reading

Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems

Raytheon has won a three-year, $15 million contract to analyze high-power electromagnetic systems for the Air Force in an effort to determine how they can integrate with airborne platforms. Source: Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems — Washington Technology