Federal contractors get some guidance on using AI when hiring

In today's Federal Newscast, federal contractors have new advice for using artificial intelligence in the hiring process.

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Tue, 23 Jul 2024 20:28:59

The BIOSECURE Act

This week on Off the Shelf, Joy Sturm, partner at Hogan Lovells, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the proposed BIOSECURE Act that would reshape biotechnology supply chains serving the federal government.  

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Fri, 19 Jul 2024 01:26:57

What happened when the Air Force neglected its biggest plane for too long

Lockheed Martin recently won a settlement worth more than $130 million in a protest with the Air Force.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:39:03

Election uncertainty doesn’t slow an ambitious regulation agenda

An ambitious agenda for regulation means contractors could see a slew of new and interim regulations in the next few months.

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Tue, 16 Jul 2024 18:35:51

GOP lawmakers demand SBA postpone IT upgrades amid year-end contract spending surge

Lawmakers say taking SBA's certification portal offline in the final months of fiscal 2024 would cause problems for firms with year-end contracting deadlines.

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Tue, 16 Jul 2024 15:09:56

End of Fiscal Year marketing

This week on Amtower Off Center, GovCon marketing expert Lisa Sherwin Wulf of LSW Marketing joins host Mark Amtower to discuss marketing tips for the end of the fiscal year.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2024 23:09:12

Competing global supply chain approaches

Although the BAA favors domestic production, it has the downside of allowing the acquisition of Chinese products in certain circumstances.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2024 13:44:22

With UNO, Army intends to stop battling its own network

Lt. Col. Keith Jordan, in the Army’s PEO-C3T, said a recent draft solicitation is a key step in the Unified Network Operations (UNO) initiative.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2024 19:07:44

NIH could use a little more follow through when it comes to ending contracts

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently analyzed 30 NIH contracts and found many of them were not properly closed out.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2024 17:32:23

Why bidders for federal contracts need to deal with conflicts of interest early on

Conflicts of interest in federal contracts can happen in a lot of ways. In one case, an award winner's subcontractor turned out to have a conflict of interest.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2024 18:24:48

NDAA amendment to give more authority to DoD components to buy cyber products

An amendment in the Senate version of 2025 NDAA would "return decision-making power back to DoD components" to purchase cyber products and services.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2024 20:16:30

Contractors see new cyber reporting rules everywhere they look

Multiple competing cyber reporting rules have been released recently, with overlapping guidance and areas of responsibility. Is it overkill?

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Tue, 09 Jul 2024 18:26:53

Contracting officers benefit from a bot in the seat to their right

The Office Of Management and Budget and General Services Administration have been fielding a data integration tool to help contracting officers.

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Mon, 08 Jul 2024 16:07:55

Sustainability & environmental procurement

George Washington University Law School Professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf for a wide-ranging discussion of green acquisition and the role of sustainability policy in the federal procurement market. 

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Mon, 08 Jul 2024 01:07:12

Applying tech being used on the ISS toward a future mission to Mars

Voyager Space has entered into an agreement with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to help develop an airlock for the Mars Transit Vehicle.

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Fri, 05 Jul 2024 16:58:34