GSA contracting officers are driving schedule holders crazy

Contractors on the GSA's multiple-award schedule say contracting officers are trying to re-negotiate contracts and making unreasonable demands for information.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 18:01:08

Why the government should use more shared services to reduce costs

The GAO says the government wastes billions and billions of dollars on duplicative and overlapping activities, and can help stop the waste with shared services.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:49:21

A prominent industry group creates a new chapter right on the space coast

AFCEA International's new Space Coast Chapter is up and running.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2024 22:08:23

Lawmakers advance DHS bills to ban Chinese batteries, help TSAers with commute

The homeland security committee passed a flurry of DHS bills, including several with implications for TSA operations and employees.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:34:25

How cost-reimbursement contracts can go haywire over time

A Navy contractor has a million-dollar dispute after waiting five years for the government to audit indirect costs.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:14:13

It’s time to help the Davids in small GovCon

According to Gallup, American have more confidence in small business than they do the police, public schools, the medical system, church or even our military.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:09:19

All things SmartPay

Brian Stauffer, CEO of Paperless Innovations at Actus, joins host Mark Amtower on this week's Amtower Off Center to discuss issues regarding the government purchase card SmartPay.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 00:37:46

State Department’s R&D approach has industry puzzled

Federal services contractors are scratching their heads over a State Department solicitation to sponsor three federally funded research and development centers.

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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 18:38:28

Grants procurement pilots demonstrate speed to modernization

Andrea Sampanis, the acting director of the Grants QSMO in HHS, said her team helped three small agencies adopt award management systems more easily.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2024 19:10:46

Accounting software keeps small business out of federal market

A shrinking number of companies seem to want to do business with the federal government. Could it be all of the reporting and compliance requirements.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2024 18:17:44

Key trends in audits and investigations

Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss the spectrum of reviews, investigations, and audits that are part of doing business with the federal government. 

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Fri, 07 Jun 2024 21:29:51

What is the Trajectory of the ASCEND BPA?

The highly commercial nature of cloud services is pushing up against government-unique requirements, bringing the ASCEND BPA to a “fork in the road.” 

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Fri, 07 Jun 2024 16:21:50

A break down of the proposed CIRCIA rule

This week on Off the Shelf, Townsend Bourne, partner at Sheppard Mullin, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s proposed rule implementing the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA). 

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Wed, 05 Jun 2024 00:04:26

Why most government contractors are feeling confident about 2025

Government contractors on the whole are optimistic about future business. More than half grew their revenue year over year.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2024 19:16:51

Hiding your company’s growth could be more trouble than it’s worth

Growth is the name of the game in business. However, trying to mask that growth to qualify for special government contracts can have consequences.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2024 18:57:20