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Small business contracting

Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Coalition for Government Procurement Chairman Bill Gormley will talk the challenges that small businesses face when trying to do business with the government.
May 15, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , procurement , small business , Mick Mulvaney , federal market , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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House drops DoD request to change definition of commercial products

The Pentagon says the way it buys certain commercial products has been abused for more than a decade. The Defense Department asked Congress to include new rules for buying commercial-of-a-type products, which are commercial in nature, but the military is the only or largest customer by far. Industry was pleased to see the House Armed Services Committee not include the change in the Defense authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , commercial-of-a-type , commercial products , acquisition , Contracting , Industry , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/14/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Uncle Sam tackles demon rum ... again!

Is Prohibition, which ended in 1933, coming back to federal offices? Will root-beer-based martinis be the new drink of choice of federal party-goers? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders: Has it already started?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , conferences

Monday - 05/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

Grassley criticizes IRS for dragging feet on whistleblower cases

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talked to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his objections to how the Internal Revenue Service handles whistleblower complaints.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Senate , IRS , Federal Drive , whistleblower

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:56pm EDT
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Panetta to Congress: Don't mess with my budget

Hours after a key House committee voted to give the Pentagon more money than it asked for in next year's budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said thanks, but no thanks. Panetta warned passing a $3 billion increase would set a showdown with the Senate and force sequestration to happen.

Tags: House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Leon Panetta , sequestration , DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , Lloyd Austin , Joseph Dunford , budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:20am EDT
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The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , retirement , annuity , House , Senate

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Panetta: Gay ban repeal has not hurt morale

Military leaders have concluded that last year's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform has not affected morale or readiness so far, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Barack Obama , Martin Dempsey ,

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:07pm EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Tags: House , budget , House Appropriations Committee , Commerce , Justice , FBI , NIST , Census , NOAA

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT
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