News Monthly Archives: November 2015

Contractors and Agency Officials Plan on a Tight Budget

November 30, 2015 Contractors Predict Tightening of Federal Opportunities in Next 5 Years Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, November 18, 2015 Governmentwide spending on defense and civilian contracting risks being pinched over the next five years by growing mandatory … Continued

Prosecution of Government Contractor Fraud is on an Uptick

November 25, 2015 USDOT DBE Fraud Enforcement Source: The Federal Government Contracts and Procurement Blog, Nicholas T. Solosky, October 27, 2015 We are currently in the midst of an unprecedented uptick in the prosecution of (alleged) government contractor fraud under … Continued

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the FAR

November 24, 2015 FAR; Unique Identification of Entities Receiving Federal Awards Source: Federal Register, November 18, 2015 DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to re-designate the terminology for unique identification of entities receiving … Continued

Contracting Academy Conducts Two National Workshops

November 22, 2015 Contracting professionals attend workshops in Washington, D.C. Source: Contracting Academy, Chuck Shadl, November 18, 2015 On Sunday, November 8, 2015, the Academy presented “Counseling Businesses for Government Contracting Success,” a workshop featuring seven case studies based on … Continued

GAO Raises Issues with Bridge Contracts

November 1, 2015 ‘Bridge Contracts’ Risk Overpayments Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, October 15, 2015 Temporary extensions of contracts without competitive bids, a common practice at many large agencies, may waste money and misallocate staff time if the government … Continued

Push to better define Cybersecurity requirements

November 1, 2015 Officials: Be specific about cybersecurity during acquisition Cybersecurity is serious business – vendors must know as precisely as possible what the customer wants.. Source: Federal Times, Aaron Boyd, October 21, 2015 The administration has been pushing agencies … Continued

OMB signals shift in government purchasing strategies

OMB memo may forecast broader impact With government contracting, it’s always important to be alert to coming changes so that you can position yourself to be successful in the future.. Source: Federal Times, Aaron Boyd, October 21, 2015 The Office … Continued

DoD Contractors must update Data breach response plans

Interim Rule regarding rapid notification of DoD information breaches DoD contractors – please be alert to these new requirements. Source: Global Privacy Watch, Karla Grossenbacher, October 9, 2015 In an interim final rule published on October 2, another layer has … Continued