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DoD Small Business Contracts Have Dropped 70% Since FY 2011, Acquisition Reform Panel Says

This is one of the important new findings from an acquisition reform panel’s initial report. Continue reading

Moving to the cloud for DoD becoming a complex acquisition affair

Within a matter of hours, DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit — Experimental (DIUx), expanded a third pilot into a full-fledged effort to make it easier for services and agencies to obtain cloud computing services. Continue reading

Good News for DoD Contractors: Enhanced Post-Award Debriefing Requirements are on Their Way! 

This change is likely a response to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s (“OFPP”) January 5, 2017 memorandum. Continue reading

Government Contractors Should Expect Another Level of Cybersecurity Requirements

Government contractors anticipated new FAR cybersecurity regulations in 2017, and with them, a more uniform set of standards for the civilian agencies. Continue reading

DoD Bid Protests Are “Exceedingly Uncommon,” New Study Finds

The detailed report, which was prepared at the behest of Congress, concludes that DoD bid protests are “exceedingly uncommon,” and typically aren’t frivolous. Continue reading

Rand finds poor debriefings the major culprit of bid protests

The study was a requirement of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and Rand looked at a variety of factors involving Defense Department protests since 2008. Continue reading

Five golden rules for contractors to meet new DoD cyber mandate

Any organization or contractor that holds or processes controlled unclassified information (CUI) as part of their work with the Department of Defense (DoD) must ensure that they comply with this new regulation. Continue reading

2018 NDAA Bans Some LPTA Procurements

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act continues this trend by completely prohibiting the use of LPTA procedures for certain major defense acquisition programs. Continue reading

White House names acquisition leaders at DOD, Air Force

The White House announced nominations for two key defense acquisition positions Jan. 3 for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Air Force. Source: White House names acquisition leaders at DOD, Air Force — Defense Systems

Tim DiNapoli: DoD has trouble closing contracts

The government has a problem with closure. Continue reading