Defense (DoD)

Scam Alert: DLA reports spoof targeting STARS vendors

June 13, 2018 Malicious e-mail spoofs being sent to vendors The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is reporting that a fake solicitation is being sent to vendors in the form of a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The fake email solicitation, purporting … Continued

New Process for SAM Notarized Letters

June 11, 2018 GSA implementing new process and controls for SAM GSA today announced the following immediate and upcoming changes with regard to System for Award Management (SAM) registrations and renewals: Effective Immediately: Entities that ONLY apply for federal assistance … Continued

New Training Available for DoD SBIR/STTR

May 11, 2018 DoD’s R&D fund sponsors free online training The Department of Defense’s SBIR/STTR Program Office has put together an on-line training program catalogue for small businesses for the year. Small businesses interested in pursuing projects with potential for … Continued

Federal Agency Contact Obligations Still Unspent

September 18, 2017 Companies scramble for $98 billion in federal contract spending Bloomberg Government, Paul Murphy, September 18, 2017 As the clock ticks down on fiscal 2017, an estimated $98 billion in federal agency contract obligations remains unspent. Federal agencies … Continued

Legislation to Protect Small Businesses Advances

June 30, 2017 Peters Amendments to National Defense Authorization Act Passed by Senate Armed Services Committee Source: UPMatters.com, June 29, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, authored several provisions … Continued

DLA Continues to Award Government Contracts

February 21, 2017 Pentagon allocates billions amid uncertainty about Trump budget Source: Bloomberg Government, Robert Levinson, February 9, 2017 Despite inaction by Congress on appropriations as it awaits guidance from President Donald Trump on his priorities, the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics … Continued

DOD Cybersecurity Final Rule Explained

November 15, 2016 Cybersecurity Update: DoD Releases Long-Awaited Final Rule Source: Inside Government Contracts, Susan Cassidy, Michael Wagner and Julia Lippman, October 25, 2016 On October 21, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued its long-awaited Final Rule—effective immediately—imposing safeguarding … Continued

New Rule to Impact Efficiency of Procurement Process?

November 1, 2016 FAR Council Finalizes Rule Imposing Restrictions On Contracting With Companies With Felony Convictions And Delinquent Tax Liabilities Source: Inside Government Contracts, Anuj Vohra and Felicia Quentzel, October 21, 2016 The Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Council (the Department … Continued

Added Protections Given to Technical Data

October 27, 2016 DoD Finalizes Rule Expanding Contractor Rights in Technical Data Source: Inside Government Contracts, Susan Cassidy, September 28, 2016 DoD has issued a Final Rule that gives added protections to the technical data of privately developed commercial items … Continued

New Acquisition Framework is Being Developed

October 21, 2016 Cutting through the Red Tape to Faster, Smarter Acquisition Source: GovTechWorks, Tobias Naegele, October 12, 2016 The fundamental mismatch between the speed of acquisition and the speed of government is an endless topic of conversation among government … Continued