News Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fair Pay and Safe Workspaces Rule Set to Take Effect

October 14, 2016 Contractors Group Files Suit Against ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, October 11, 2016 President Obama’s long-controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule—set to take effect Oct. 25—is being challenged in district … Continued

Entrepreneurs Challenges to Attending Conferences

October 13, 2016 Where Are All the Startups? Source: Defense One, Caroline Houck, October 3, 2016 Pentagon leaders regularly tout Silicon Valley innovation, but entrepreneurs seem largely absent from the largest defense industry events Wander the exhibit floors of the … Continued

New Roles for Private and Public Sector Contract Managers

October 12, 2016 Changing the Role of Contract Managers Source: Federal Times, Michael P, Fischetti,NCMA, September 26, 2016 The role of today’s “contract manager” continues to change. How and why it is doing so depends on one’s perspective, but from … Continued

Justification Needed on Sole Source Contracts

October 7, 2016 Justice Department Grantee Faulted for Sole Source Youth Mentoring Contracts Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, September 23, 2016 In allocating more than $200 million in grant money aimed at mentoring Indian tribal youth, Justice Department grantees … Continued

The FAR is Going Mobile

October 6, 2016 Near….. FAR…. Wherever you are – iBook FAR now available Source: FarNews, GSA, October 4, 2016 The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) made history today by releasing the first ever iBook version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continued

SAM Users Need to Check Their Browsers

October 6, 2016 Updates for Accessing the System for Award Management (SAM) Source: US GSA, October 5, 2016 In January 2016, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (IE7 & IE8) will no longer be supported.  Security updates, non-security updates, … Continued

All Small Businesses Eligible for Mentor-Protégé Program

October 5, 2016 SBA to Start Accepting Mentor-Protégé Applications Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Anne Marie Tavella, September 30, 2016 On Oct.1, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will begin accepting applications for the new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. This … Continued