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Shutdown Fight Would Be Postponed Until Dec. 7 in Funding Deal

Republicans and Democrats said they have an agreement on a stopgap spending measure into December as well as on full-year funding bills for the Departments of Defense, Labor and Health and Human Services. Continue reading

House attempt to streamline commercial buying runs into trouble in Senate

The version of the annual Defense authorization bill being debated on the floor of the Senate this week sets up a potential conflict for one of the major acquisition reforms contained in the House’s version: An attempt to streamline and encourage the use of the Defense Department’s procedures for buying commercial goods and services. Source: … Continue reading

4 changes in the NDAA that contractors need to know

The version of the NDAA the Senate passed and sent back to the House for approval last week was 1,266 pages long Continue reading

4 NDAA amendments to watch as Senate takes up bill

Those amendments have the potential to add important provisions to the bill that affect personnel, strategy and policy. Continue reading

Senate votes to kill Obama contractor rule

The Senate voted Monday to kill an Obama administration rule aimed at curbing labor violations among government contractors. Continue reading

House and Senate Prepare to Undo Obama Contractor Rule

Leaders in both the House and Senate on Monday made good on past pledges and introduced a joint resolution to block former President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” rule that the Republicans call a “blacklisting” of legitimate federal contractors. Continue reading

Senate scheduled to take first stab at short term CR

It’s the very beginning stages of the Senate’s work to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown before the fiscal year ends. Continue reading

Sen. Kaine considering McCain’s bump in defense spending

Last week, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced an amendment to the 2017 defense authorization bill that would pay for an increase in the raise for active duty service members and stop the Army troop drawdown. Continue reading

Senate to Consider Reverse Auction Bill

Reverse auctions have, of course, been a hot topic in federal circles for a long time, both due to high-profile corruption cases, and concerns over their use in more complex procurements. Continue reading

GovConChat™: SBA Takes ‘Top Gun’ Approach to WOSB Sole Source!

When it comes to the amount of time that passes from when Congress makes a law affecting federal contracting rules and the creation and adoption of policy to implement those rules, conventional wisdom tells us diamonds could be created faster. Until today… Continue reading