Strengthening Background Information

February 9, 2016 New Background Check Agency Will Affect Contractors Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, February 1, 2016 Contractors often complaint that the background check process is slow, while contractors and their employee alike worry about information security in the wake of a … Continued

Roads are Mayors’ Top Public-Works Priorities

February 3, 2016 Mayors View Infrastructure Needs as Their Biggest Problem Source: Engineering News-Record, Tom Ichniowski, January 20, 2016 Mayors view underfunded infrastructure as the “most pressing problem” they face, says a new survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Boston … Continued

Topics to Watch for in 2016

January 27, 2016 5 things contractors should care about in 2016 Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 18, 2016 Calendar 2016 is in full swing and the fiscal year is nearly a third of the way through, but it’s not … Continued

Congress wants DOD to Use More Commercial Items and Services

December 14, 2015 Congress Weighs In on Defense Procurement Gaps Source: Government Executive, Stan Soloway, November 30, 2015 There is still a significant schizophrenia within the government generally, and particularly in the Defense Department, over the use of commercial items … Continued

Contracting May Soon Become a “People” Business

December1, 2015 The ‘P’ in Procurement Isn’t Just for Price, It’s for People Too Source: Government Executive, Staci L. Redmon, November 11, 2015 Is the federal government moving away from lowest price, technically acceptable procurements? Contractors that are in the … Continued

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

More Steps to Prepare if the Government Does Shutdown

Contracting officers hold the key to surviving the government shutdown Can your business continue working on your federal contract if the government shuts down?  That depends. Source: Washington Technology, Article written by Nick Wakeman, published September 22, 2015 The clock … Continued