GSA will release the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second round of its popular Alliant IT vehicle in early March according to GSA officials and Federal News Radio. Alliant is a major IT vehicle that, between its large and small versions, saw over $3.7 billion in revenue last year. GSA is expected to standardize Read more
Seldom does a procurement matter grab the attention of the White House. When it does, it’s usually because something headline-worthy (read: bad) has happened. It turns out that the White House, though, was interested enough to call GSA Federal Acquisition Service leaders to the Oval Office not once, but twice, to hear about GSA’s plans to streamline acquisition and save money. Now you’re asking, “Remind me what Category Management (CM) is again?” Read more
We reported recently that the DOD civilian workforce has shrunk and is expected to continue to shrink over the next year, posing challenges for government contractors. In the meantime, however, the Departments of Justice, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and others are slated to add 5,000 or more employees each, creating opportunities for government contractors who can support specific missions. Overall, the federal civilian workforce is Read more
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We’re not going to parse the FY’16 budget request submitted by the President last week. There are more evaluations on the substance of that budget than anyone can consume healthily. Instead, it’s important to understand whether any of the major provisions of the budget proposal will ever make to reality. Spoiler alert: No. For contractors this means that Read more