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  • Justin Chiarodo: New rule changes how contractors handle data

    The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council has just published a new final rule concerning how contractors are to handle federal data that might be on their systems. Justin Chiarodo, a partner at the law firm Blank Rome, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share what you need to do under this rule.

  • Agencies talked more, punished less in 2015

    The Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee’s annual report showed fewer suspensions and debarments, and an increased use of “show cause” letters to solve potential problems.

  • Deborah Kelly: New rule would alter contractor reporting

    A proposed new rule from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Labor Department would impose a big reporting requirement on federal contractors with more than 100 employees. It’s aimed at helping the government ferret out what it believes are instances of pay discrimination. Deborah Kelly, a partner at the law firm Blank Rome, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin you’ve still got time to comment.

  • Justin Chiarodo: What contractors need to know about the election

    Contractors tend to stand by during election seasons, even though the party of the forthcoming administration is a reliable indicator of what procurement policy will look like. It might be tempting to do a little lobbying or contributions to a candidate. That’s OK, but only under strict rules. Justin Chiarodo, a partner at Blank Rome, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the latest.

  • Will GAO’s decision to charge $350 per filing stop frivolous protests?

    The Government Accountability Office plans to start assessing a fee for vendors filing complaints in March 2018.

  • Does the Court of Federal Claims give Alliant 2 protestors more hope than GAO?

    Two vendors expanded the scope of the bid protests of GSA’s $50 billion IT services multiple award contract by going to federal court.