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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

Intel Community Scientist Subjects Contracts to Frequent Review

The top scientist for the intelligence community’s innovation grant maker says his agency reviews contracts every six months to decide whether the funding continue Continue reading

Beaverton man gets prison in Iraq contract case

A former State Department employee has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for helping to steer $2 million in government contracts to a company half-owned by his son. Continue reading

DoD is better defining what lowest price means in contracts

An April 1 memo from Claire Grady, DoD’s director of defense procurement and acquisition policy lessens the onus on source selection officials to justify paying more for their requirements than just lowest cost technically acceptable (LPTA). Continue reading

Agencies Looking to Simplified Spending

New Public Spend Forum Contributor Guy Timberlake looks at agencies that increased ‘simplified’ spending in FY2015 and analyzes the trends for federal contracting. Continue reading

Workshop: Using FPDS-NG to Boost Your GovCon Business – Workshop begins February 1st

If having more robust, accurate and timely information about customers, competitors and opportunities would help your business, check this out! Continue reading

House Introduces Slew of Small-Business Contracting Bills

Here is a quick rundown of some of the more interesting contracting bills released last week: Continue reading

SBA wants contractors to train small business on cyber

To help those businesses improve their cybersecurity postures, the Small Business Administration is developing a training regimen and is looking for vendors to support that effort. Continue reading

FEMA updates IT acquisition plans

After holding an industry day a year ago to discuss IT plans with potential contractors, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has unveiled plans to issue requests for proposals to upgrade IT systems and capabilities in seven work areas. Continue reading