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VA retains the decider role over veteran-owned status protests

In an interim final rule issued last week in the Federal Register, VA announced it would not cede the control of deciding on socio-economic status protests to the Small Business Administration. VA moved the decision authority to the director of the Center for Veterans Enterprise instead of the director of the Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU).

Monday - 10/07/2013, 05:47pm EDT

Contractors' fate uncertain even as DoD civilians return from furloughs

With the announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recalling most Defense Department civilians from furloughs, some large defense companies, which had been planning to furlough their employees, have canceled or scaled back their initial plans. However, DoD's move could wind up having only a limited impact on contractors more broadly.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 04:30pm EDT
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The contractor perspective on federal government issues

Stan Soloway and Robin Lineberger from the Professional Services Council, join host Debra Roth to discuss how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
October 4, 2013

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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Affordable care is here

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss signficance and impact of the Affordable Care Act.
October 3, 2013

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:27pm EDT
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The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, will discuss best practices for contractors in a government shutdown environment.
October 1, 2013

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 10:01pm EDT
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Under shutdown, a complicated picture emerges for contractor employees

Service contractors will continue to work as long as they don't need supervision by government employees, if their contracts are unaffected by the absence of a 2014 budget, and as long as they can actually get into their worksites.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:00am EDT

What's ahead for contractors in 2014?

Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting, and Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting will give their thoughts on the government shutdown and the top contracting issues in 2014.
September 30, 2013

Monday - 09/30/2013, 10:47pm EDT
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DHS makes first set of large business awards under EAGLE II

The Homeland Security Department chose 15 large businesses to provide technology development, implementation and maintenance services under the EAGLE II multiple award contract.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 05:53am EDT

Fewer feds, contractors attending conferences

Budget cuts and bad publicity have combined to put the kibosh on both the number of government conferences scheduled this year and the number of employees and contractors attending them, according to a new poll from Market Connections, Inc. and Boscobel Marketing Communications. Among federal employees, nearly 72 percent of survey respondents said they have attended fewer events in fiscal 2013 than they did last year.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:01pm EDT

GSA faces third protest of OASIS solicitation

Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. has now filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office a week after losing its agency-level protest over what the company says restricts competition in the professional services governmentwide contract.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Wildland firefighting, new contracting rules, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies, will discuss a new program her company has started to help firefighters, and new regulations for contractors.
September 20, 2013

Friday - 09/20/2013, 10:41pm EDT
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Exhibit 300's and The Blend Wall

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts examine the latest round of exhibit 300's for cloud computing opportunities, and give us an update on efforts to increase production of clean renewable fuels in the U.S.
September 19, 2013

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 09:12pm EDT
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Q&A with FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service at the General Services Administration will talk about what his agency is doing to meet the needs of its customers.
September 17, 2013 (Encore presentation September 24, 2013)

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 11:38pm EDT
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The 2013 Executive Leadership Conference

Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month's 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia.
September 17, 2013

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 10:57pm EDT
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Details emerge about Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis

A profile is emerging of Aaron Alexis, the man identified as the lone gunman in the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead Monday, including the shooter himself. Alexis was a former Navy reservist, a Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism and a student of aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police in Fort Worth, Texas, and Seattle.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 04:14pm EDT

FBI identifies Navy Yard shooter as Defense contract employee and former Navy reservist

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis used a valid pass to enter the Navy Yard premises Monday. Alexis worked for The Experts, a subcontractor on an HP Enterprise Services contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. He was able to obtain a valid pass to the Navy Yard through his work as a contractor.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 07:07am EDT

FY 2014 - Storm clouds on the horizon

Steve Charles, co-founder and executive vice president of immixGroup and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, will discuss what's ahead for contractors in 2014.
September 16, 2013 (Encore presentation September 23, 2013)

Monday - 09/16/2013, 10:14pm EDT
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INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

GSA prevails in agency-level protest of OASIS

Agency protest official ruled that the protester, Aljucar, Anvil-Incus, Inc., failed to show the restriction over joint ventures was unreasonable. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus, Inc. plans to file another protest with GAO in the coming weeks.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:32am EDT

GSA picks second vendor to provide e-travel services

After three years and multiple protests, the contract for the second generation e-travel system finally is decided. GSA awards CWTSato to compete with Concur Technologies to provide a travel management system to agencies.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 05:46am EDT
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