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Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD) is Proposing a Rule on Performance-Based Payments

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which amends 10 U.S.C. 2307 to address the use of performance-based payments. A comment period for the proposed rule is open until July 1, 2019. Comments on the proposed rule should … Continue reading Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD) is Proposing a Rule on Performance-Based Payments

GSA Unveils Key Tenets of Governmentwide E-Commerce Pilot

Story excerpt provided by Nextgov Written by Jack Corrigan The General Services Administration is kicking off the final phase of a multi-year effort to stand up a governmentwide e-commerce platform that would make it easier for agencies to buy commercial products. GSA on Thursday released the implementation plan for part two of its commercial platforms initiative, … Continue reading GSA Unveils Key Tenets of Governmentwide E-Commerce Pilot

How government contracting is still suffering from the shutdown

Story excerpt provided by Federal Times Written by Jessie Bur The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended in January 2019, but businesses that contract with the federal government are still seeing damaging effects for themselves and their employees months later, according to witnesses who testified at a May 6 House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. “Everyone thinks the … Continue reading How government contracting is still suffering from the shutdown

Key lawmakers want to help small companies get Pentagon contracts. Here’s how.

Story excerpt provided by Defense News Written by Joe Gould WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan pair of senators have introduced a bill to make it easier for small businesses to do business with the Pentagon, through larger defense firms. Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Monday announced the Defense Small Business Advancement Act, … Continue reading Key lawmakers want to help small companies get Pentagon contracts. Here’s how.

The Air Force just handed out 242 contracts in two weeks and it might change everything

Story excerpt provided by Federal News Network Written by Scott Maucione NEW YORK — This week the Air Force awarded a contract in three minutes. That’s astronomically shorter than the three months it usually takes the service to award a small business contract. The breakneck pace was thanks to the Air Force’s Pitch Day, which … Continue reading The Air Force just handed out 242 contracts in two weeks and it might change everything

The Army Will Need Traditional Vendors’ Help Putting Startup Tech to Use

Story excerpt provided by Nextgov Written by Jack Corrigan The Pentagon is increasingly embracing the startup community as means to expand its technological arsenal, but traditional defense contractors could still be the ones putting most of those new tools into practice, according to top military brass. In August, the Army stood up the Futures Command, a … Continue reading The Army Will Need Traditional Vendors’ Help Putting Startup Tech to Use

GSA, Air Force open bidding for $5.5B 2nd Generation IT contract

Story excerpt provided by fedscoop Written by Billy Mitchell The General Services Administration, on behalf of the Air Force, kicked off a multiple-award acquisition this week that could be worth up to $5.5 billion. Last fall, GSA and the Air Force announced their intent to create a blanket purchase agreement to provide hardware, software and IT services … Continue reading GSA, Air Force open bidding for $5.5B 2nd Generation IT contract

Free Workshop Available to get Businesses Cybersecurity-Compliant

Everything you need to know to meet federal standards Doing business with the federal government? You must meet certain compliance standards. This workshop will cover everything you and your business need to know to be cybersecurity-compliant, including: DFARS/NIST 800-171 compliance overview Qualifications to benefit from Senate Bill 220 (Safe Harbor) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) … Continue reading Free Workshop Available to get Businesses Cybersecurity-Compliant

Federal Contractor Numbering System Gets First New Managing Vendor After 20 Years

Story excerpt provided by Nextgov Written by Aaron Boyd A new vendor is taking over management of the vendor verification system run through the General Services Administration, ending a 20-year dynasty for the company that established the Data Universal Numbering System, or DUNS. Through the Integrated Award Environment, GSA issues each vendor or organization that does business with … Continue reading Federal Contractor Numbering System Gets First New Managing Vendor After 20 Years