Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, applauds the Trump administration’s intent but questions its approach to reigning in contract duplication.
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is still awarding contracts despite months of uncertainty.
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to work with “non-traditional partners” as it navigates the future of satellite images and big data.
Hinge Marketing’s Lee Frederiksen joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the new Hinge study: “2017 Government Services Research: Marketing & Growth Insights”. April 17, 2017
When the Army dropped a waste removal contractor for a base in Louisiana, it didn’t plan on a protest from the good folks of Dripping Spring, Texas. But the incumbent contractor, located in that gateway to hill country, did in fact protest the new award, which went to the government of the parish in which Fort Polk is located. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details of this curious case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Office of Personnel Management renewed its contract with LTC Partners to provide services for BENEFEDS, the enrollment and administration program for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) and other federal benefits.
The FBI headquarters and Labor Department headquarters are just two exchange projects recently derailed. Auditors at the General Services Administration say the agency’s Public Building Service must address several issues with the exchange program if it wants projects like those to be beneficial to the government and taxpayers.
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the organization’s vision for serving the healthcare needs of the warfighter. April 11, 2017
Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal Business Partners, makes the case that contractors could face increased liabilities because of GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting rule.
The General Services Administration canceled the solicitation to review three sites for a new Labor Department headquarters.
The Internal Revenue Service hopes to close the tax gap by using private collection agencies (PCAs) to outsource delinquent tax payments. Agency officials say it’s important to stay vigilant during the PCA program, to ensure fraudsters are not preying on taxpayers.
Scott Buchholz, chief technology officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Federal Government practice, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the company’s 2017 report on technology trends and their impact on federal government operations. April 4, 2017