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Data Breach Places 10,000 NASA Employees at Security Risk

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

Robert M. Nelson, an ex-NASA/JPL scientist and several other employees were recently notified that due to a epochal data breach that they would be vulnerable to identity theft. According to NASA, a laptop used by a NASA headquarters employee was...

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Registering Your Woman Owned/Veteran Owned Business

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Registering to become a certified Woman Owned Business and a Veteran Owned Business can be an extremely tedious task on top of the System for Awards Management (SAM) registration that is required for federal government work. US Federal Contractor Registration...

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$92 Million Dollar FEMA Contract Hires Federal Contractors for NYC Effort

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In this time of recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many have been called upon to aid in the relief efforts.  In New York City, the 6,000 employed sanitation workers have been hard at work and have also acquired...

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Senate Urging Department of Defense to Cap Contractor Workforce

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been urged by 26 Democratic senators to cap their contractor workforce to match suggested cuts to the DoD’s civilian workforce, according to a report by The Federal Times. The Pentagon has suggested arbitrarily capping the...

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What is SAM and How Will it Change Federal Contracting Procedures?

Coming in May 2012, the System for Award Management, or SAM for short, will begin being deployed in phases, beginning with the “Entity Management” capability and the EPLS portion of the “Performance Information” capability. SAM will combine eight separate federal...

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Should the Federal Government Influence Non-Discrimination by Contractors Through Legislation?

A recent proposal by the Department of Labor to encourage the hiring of disabled employees as well as rumored talks between the DoL and the White House on amending Executive Order 11246 to include protection to LGBT workers brings up...

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Government Contracting Tips – Fedbid in the News

Federal Computer Week published a great article this week about reverse auction sites such as Fedbid.com.  The article points out the cost and time saving features of reverse auctions, which are rather attractive as federal agencies try to trim their...

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Government Contracting Tips from The Washington Post

Check out this great article in The Washington Post from last week.  They're suggesting contractors go after IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contracts during 2012 as a preferred contracting vehicle while federal budgets and spending shrink. We agree, IDIQ contracts...

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How Agencies Evaluate Prior Experience and Past Performance

For most businesses interested in government contracting, the first contract is the hardest to earn.  There are many factors that make it difficult to break into government contracting – wary buyers, lack of familiarity with terminology and practices – but...

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