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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

Lessons from a Long-Time Contractor in Afghanistan

During his company’s 16 years as a U.S. contractor in war-torn Afghanistan, Andrew Robertson grew convinced that “building capacity” through hiring locals is the best way to counter the ongoing military threat from the Taliban. Source: Lessons from a Long-Time Contractor in Afghanistan – Contracting – GovExec.com

Alan Chvotkin: Contractors eyes reorganization rollout

When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson kicked off a reorganization with a speech to career employees, he followed that with a survey going to everyone. Source: Alan Chvotkin: Contractors eyes reorganization rollout – FederalNewsRadio.com

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

Defense Contractors See End of Budget Decline

The Pentagon, as the government’s largest buyer of goods and services, is ending a seven-year drawdown of acquisition spending, according to a study released on Wednesday. Continue reading

How Contractors View Budget and Government Reform Agenda

The administration’s “skinny budget” released last week after an executive order on reorganizing the government drew cheers as well as brickbats from the contracting community. Continue reading

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online

But contractors and contracting specialists are pushing back. Continue reading

Number of new U.S. government vendors drops to 10-year low

An 8 percent bounce in fiscal 2016 contract spending couldn’t keep the number of first-time federal vendors from falling to a 10-year low. Continue reading

What are CI Essentials™?

CI Essentials™ are how government contractors achieve (and sustain) being as competitive as possible. Continue reading