New Report Analyzes Defense Budget

September 28, 2017 Analysis of the FY 2018 Defense Budget – Procurement RealClear Defense, Katherine Blakely, September 15, 2017 Overview Although increased capacity and lethality are the second priority of the Pentagon’s PB 2018 budget request behind restoring the readiness … Continued

2018 NDAA Passed by Senate

September 27, 2017 Senate Passes $700 Billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, Including Procurement Reforms Lexology, Tom Mason, Francis E. Purcell, Jr., Ray McCann and Joe Berger, September 21, 2017 Key Notes: On September 18, 2017 the Senate passed its … Continued

Legislation Signed to Keep Government Operating

September 19, 2017 Trump Signs Funding Measure to Avert Shutdown Government Executive, Erich Wagner, September 8, 2017 President Trump on Friday signed legislation staving off a government shutdown and default until early December and appropriating $15.25 billion for hurricane relief … Continued

Government Contractors Are Bullish About Sales

July 25, 2017 Contractors Are Confident Amid Uncertain Political Environment Source: Route Fifty, Paul Irby, July 11, 2017 Businesses that sell to government are bullish—buoyed by an uptick in voter-approved infrastructure spending, as well as an increase in bids and … 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

ConsularOne Initiative Intended to Modernize Services

June 5, 2017 Contract to Watch: State Department’s $850M Effort to Revamp Passports and Services Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, May 22, 2017 The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is seeking bidders to modernize the underlying technology it uses to … Continued

Federal Contracting Trends Expected to Continue

May 12, 2017 8 Trends to Keep Ahead of in Federal Contracting Source: Federal News Radio, David Thornton, April 28, 2017 The Trump administration has most of Washington on the edge of their seats waiting to see what comes next, … Continued

Procurement Fraud Prevention Act

May 2, 2017 SAM Registration: New Bill Requires Notification Of Free Assistance Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, May 1, 2017 There is no cost to register in SAM or other government contracting databases–but that hasn’t stopped some companies from charging would-be … Continued

Executive Order to Promote American-made Goods

April 27, 2017 Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order Draws Mixed Reviews from Contractors Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, April 18, 2017 President Trump on Tuesday traveled to the Snap-On Tool manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wis., to sign a previously announced … Continued