The House of Representatives last week announced plans to increase defense spending as part of its overall approach to the federal budget. While the House GOP budget has as much chance of being passed as Georgia State does of winning the NCAA basketball tournament, the budget does likely foretell of increased appropriations for DOD in FY’16 and beyond. Specifically, Read more
The proposed rule published by GSA March 4th is getting strong push back from industry over the increased costs the requirement to track and report every Schedule sale would create. That these costs would disproportionately fall on small firms is not in doubt. Here’s the “so what” for government, though, and one that GSA should think about carefully before it proceeds. Read more
Although there are still 22 months left before the credits begin to role on the Obama Administration, some political appointees are already heading for the exits. Just last week the GSA CIO, who has been in the position for 14 months, is leaving, as is GSA’s 18F head, in place for a similar period of time. The Agriculture CIO recently left after the comparatively long tenure of almost three years. Place on top of that the recent departure of Read more
CMS decided to fundamentally change the payment terms of their re-compete of a contract providing Medicare claims support. While most responding companies simply capitulated to the proposed new change, CGI Federal did not. They believed that CMS’ proposed payment terms violated regulations governing commercial item contracts and protested the solicitation. This illustrates two important factors of which all contractors need to be aware: First, don’t just Read more
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