The government surpassed its 5 percent small business contracting goal for the fourth year in a row, but failed to hit two milestones for HUBZones and women-owned small businesses.
Industry and lawmakers generally like the bill, but think it might need to be fleshed out a little more.
For defense contractors, especially small businesses, protecting covered defense information (CDI) can be a complicated and costly undertaking. It’s the law now, and contractors have until the end of the year to comply. Attorney Robert Metzger, a partner at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls for the Pentagon to enter into private commercial marketplaces.
The Cloud Center of Excellence this week will release a draft best practices guide that will give agency contracting officers, chief information officers and CFOs a new way of thinking about and buying cloud services.
This week on Amtower Off Center, business strategist Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss business strategy development in the government contracting market. May 15, 2017
Policy updates include changes to the Transactional Data Reporting Rule, the reopening of Schedule 75 for office supplies, and streamlining professional services solicitations.
The Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System (CPARS) is one of the Defense Department’s most potent weapons for dealing with poor performing companies. But sometimes contracting officers make erroneous judgments and enter them into CPARS. Then what? Contractors can sue. But procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that even if they win the case, they don’t really win.
In part two of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, experts say the common spending standards can help agencies with their missions, and are trying to understand what it will take to reach full compliance by 2022.
Butch Luckie, the Air Force’s chief of IT business analytics, said the service is doing a better job capturing software and hardware asset data to help make better buying decisions.
In part one of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget officials say the three-year implementation is going well, while agency managers breathe a sigh of relief even as they prepare for the next step in standardized federal spending reports.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has set up an approach for customers to send money to a working capital fund to pay for cloud services based on usage.
Passport Services also plans on rolling out push notifications for application renewals, as part of its efforts to reduce the burden on customer service phone lines.
The Army’s quick response acquisition shop is beginning to field technologies.