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Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

A contractors group was pushing committee leaders to reject a Pentagon proposal to curb time-consuming bid protests. Continue reading

Army Recompeting $600 Million Information System Command MAC 

Total Engineering and Integration Services IV (TEIS IV), is set to run between July 21, 2020, and July 2025 Continue reading

Federal Register :: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Task- and Delivery-Order Protests

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to raise the threshold for task-and delivery-order protests Continue reading

Pentagon seeks to limit bid protests in federal court

The Defense Department is proposing legislation to impose new constraints on government contractors’ ability to protest federal agencies’ award decisions, including by rolling back their rights to file bid protests in federal court. Currently, companies who believe an agency mishandled a contract award have two independent forums to file protests: the Government Accountability Office and the … Continue reading

Reform panel on track to cut DoD-specific acquisition regs by half

The Defense Department is making major progress in weeding out what it views as outdated and unnecessary acquisition rules. Continue reading

Will ‘fourth estate’ reforms at DOD save serious money?

Eliminating supporting defense agencies may not yield the big cost-savings Congress is looking for, but consolidating IT services might. Continue reading

Mattis: Criminal charges likely amid probe into intelligence contract

The ongoing criminal investigation involves a series of agreements, beginning in 2007, that wound up costing $458 million. Continue reading

Reform panel on track to cut DoD-specific acquisition regs by half

The group of Defense officials charged with examining acquisition rules is one of three subgroups currently operating within DoD as part if its regulatory reform task force. Continue reading

Shanahan: DoD’s JEDI is a ‘pathfinder’ for future DoD cloud computing contracts

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said DoD hopes to eventually award multiple contracts to different companies to move its IT systems to the cloud. Continue reading

DoD can reduce time to contract

Nearly every administration in the past 50 years has undertaken specific steps to reduce what is commonly called Procurement Acquisition Lead Time, or PALT. Continue reading