News Monthly Archives: July 2015

Contracting Data Misreported by Commerce Department

Commerce not accurately reporting contracting data to FPDS-NG database Source: FierceGovernment, Article written by Ryan McDermott, published on June 25, 2015 The Commerce Department isn’t accurately reporting contracting data to the federal government’s main procurement database, says a June 19 … Continued

NIST Guidelines Published for Protecting Confidentiality of CUI

NIST Issues Final Guidance on Federal Contractor Cybersecurity Standards for Controlled Unclassified Information Source: Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog, Article written by Alexander Major, published June 23, 2015 On June 19, 2015, the National Institute of Standards and … Continued

Settlement Reached on False 8(a) Program Status

Contractor pays $7.8M for falsely claiming 8(a) status Source: FederalTimes, Article written by Aaron Boyd, published July 7, 2015 A government contractor agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle claims it falsely represented itself as a small disadvantaged business, illegally … Continued

Acquisition Thresholds Could Change with New Rule

Dollar threshold to increase for some acquisition categories, could affect small businesses Source: FierceGovernment, Article written by Ryan McDermott, published July 7, 2015 A new final rule on the Federal Register would change the monetary thresholds for certain acquisition categories … Continued

GSA Exceeded 2014 Subcategory Prime Contracting Goals

GSA Efforts to Boost Small Business Participation in Government Contracting Earn High Marks Source: The GSA Blog, Article written by Jerome Fletcher, published June 29, 2015 GSA’s commitment to small business was recently recognized when our partners at the U.S. … Continued

Steps Taken to Broaden Small Business Participation at DHS

GAO: DHS steps help small business gain more contracting opportunities, but more data needed Source: FierceHomelandSecurity, Article written by Dibya Sarkar, published June 29, 2015 The Homeland Security Department has taken several key steps to broaden small business participation in … Continued