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Indefinite Delivery Contracts Make Up a Third of Agency Awards

The sometimes-controversial contract type known as indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity accounted for an annual $130 billion of agency awards from 2011-2015 Continue reading

What are the real reasons small firms won’t sell to the government?

I have been interested in the question of getting successful commercial companies, especially tech companies, to sell to the government from the time I was in government myself as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, now almost 25 years ago. Continue reading

Obama’s Sick Leave Order Survives, for Now

The order requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave went into effect more than three months ago. Continue reading

DoD in process of splitting responsibilities for two new acquisition offices

The Pentagon is doing preliminary work on splicing its acquisition office into two distinct areas: research and engineering, and day-to-day business acquisitions, Continue reading

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

DHS Achieves an Acquisition First for the Agency

The Homeland Security Department’s acquisition struggles have been in Congress’ crosshairs for years Continue reading

GSA officials move to source selection phase for Alliant 2

the Alliant 2 Unrestricted contract has moved to the source selection phase and would be contacting bidders to verify information related to their financial form 527 submissions and the small business subcontracting plans. Continue reading

Executive order aims to rein in foreign contractor spending

In a move it says will boost manufacturing and skilled labor at home, the White House previewed an executive order that will make it tougher to obtain foreign contracting waivers and H-1B visas. Continue reading

Getting agencies access to insider threat solutions

Stories about insider threats pop up with alarming frequency. Continue reading

‘Buy American’ Order Draws Mixed Reviews from Contractors

the order taps procurement specialists to propose contracting reforms to be assembled over 220 days Continue reading