Category Archives: Business

NO SHUTDOWN THIS WEEK, MAYBE IN TWO

A short-term CR passed Congress late Thursday, a move that keeps the government operating until December 22nd.  There is still no new money, though, and all last week’s Congressional game of “kick the (budget) can” really did is set up a Christmas-week crisis.  There is no clear way forward right now for a permanent FY’18 appropriation measure.  House Republicans Read more

MURPHY BECOMES NEXT GSA ADMINISTRATOR

Ethical leadership, reducing duplication, and increasing task order level competition are the top priorities of newly-confirmed GSA Administrator Emily Murphy.  Murphy, confirmed by the Senate last week, has been at GSA since the inauguration in a senior advisory capacity and has previously served at GSA.  As such, she is ready to move forward immediately on these Read more

TWO YEARS TO RE-ORG DOD AT&L? HOW WILL THAT IMPACT ACQUISITION REFORM?

DOD’s office of Acquisition Technology and Logistics is on-track to meet a February 1st deadline to finalize plans in how it will split into two new groups – one focused on research, the other on acquisition – but it will take two years to fully reorganize the new offices, according to AT&L Undersecretary Ellen Lord.  It’s great that AT&L has a plan on how it will transition, but what Read more

WHY THE ALLIANT 2 PROTESTS WON’T CAUSE DELAYS

As of this writing, five companies have filed post-award protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) over GSA’s decision to not award their company an Alliant 2 contract.  While GAO technically has up to 100 days to decide a protest, they will play almost no real role in delaying Alliant 2 business.  First, GSA issued a very sound, thoroughly researched RFP for Alliant 2.  They held extensive discussions with industry.  GSA has made it a point to be Read more