GovCon Insights

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GovCon Insights from Government Contractors
Money, Money, Money With the federal government’s fiscal year coming to an end in a few days (Sunday, September 30, 2018), much of the attention over the last several days
Congress has passed and the President has signed a $1.3 trillion budget measure ending the threat of another government shutdown, just hours before the latest of a series of temporary extensions of
Focus: Hill Hearings  3 keys to good suspension and debarment programs [Federal Computer Week] – Bill Woods, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, told the House
Senate leaders announce bipartisan agreement to avert government shutdown [Washington Post] – The Senate passed a bipartisan bill that will fund the federal government until November 18 in a deal expected to be ratified by
Obama Jobs Bill Ignores America’s Most Effective Job Creation Plan, According to the American Small Business League [Business Wire] – President Obama said in his job speech last night “if you’re a small business owner who
Northrop May Feel Squeeze of Postal Service Cost Cuts [Bloomberg] – The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is seeking annual cost cuts of at least $1 billion from its over 20,000 suppliers. Companies feeling
Congress Asks McAfee for Briefing on Operation Shady RAT [New New Internet] – Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) sent a letter [PDF] on August 10 asking McAfee for a briefing on its recent report on Operation Shady RAT, which hacked
DOD Budget Impacts on Contractors Moody’s may cut defense contractor ratings [Washington Business Journal] – Moody’s Investors Service indicates that it may cut the credit ratings of some defense contractors, especially those still dealing
OMB gives agency CIOs more IT budget authority [Federal News Radio] – An August 8 memo [PDF] from Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew gives agency CIOs authority over commodity technology purchases and responsibility
Agencies play it safe with contract types [Federal Computer Week] – An Office of Federal Procurement Policy report[PDF] released July 8 finds that agencies cut around $3 billion in time-and-materials contracts and spent more on cost-reimbursement

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