It should be obvious by now. Whether data is stored on government systems or by a commercial company, like Target, it is at risk for being hacked. There are several lessons here for government contractors, not the least of which is ensure any system they have that stores government information is kept as safe as possible, but there’s another one that you might Read more
No, not the Dallas Buyers Club. The government’s senior acquisition official is directing the top 35 federal agencies to set up non-traditional contracting and acquisition processes for IT and professional services, commonly known as “Buyers Clubs”. The Buyers Club concept, currently Read more
While DOD announced last week that the agency is expanding its Centers of Excellence program to provide DOD buyers more direction in buying commercial services, contractors may not cheer the development. The effort is, in reality, a mechanism for getting lower prices for Read more
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Multiple industry media outlets chronicled the problems brought to light with VA acquisition last week. Purchase cards used on “split” procurements to avoid buying from established contracts was just one type of infraction. The reaction of VA Secretary Bob McDonald, though, Read more