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Problems with business systems could cost vendors

DoD proposes new rule to withhold payment on contracts if auditors find deficiencies in accounting, estimating, earned value management and other business systems. Recent hearing found 69 of top 100 Pentagon contractors have at least one flawed system.

Tags: contracting , DoD , DCAA , House Armed Services Committee , Wartime Contracting Commission , Contractor business systems ,

Friday - 01/15/2010, 03:14pm EST

FAR Council wants to standardize privacy training for vendors

A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.

Tags: acquisition policy , FAR Council , industry , Privacy Act , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/14/2011, 01:50pm EDT

DHS, Commerce seek voluntary cyber code of conduct

Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, explains how companies would get participate in the code.

Tags: Alan Paller , SANS Institute , DHS , Commerce , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , code of conduct

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:57pm EDT

The federal government's instruction book released

Like an owners' manual for citizens, the United States Government Manual is a sort-of one-stop shop of information for federal agencies, contractors and the public.

Tags: mngt , newsstand , Mike White

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 09:30am EST

Federal Register: new look for new rules

The Federal Register online looks more like a daily web newspaper, with a clear layout and new tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents. We get details from Michael White, the managing editor of the Federal Register.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Michael White , website makeover

Monday - 07/26/2010, 09:11am EDT

CBP officers begin to earn greater retirement benefits

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has implemented a 2008 law that puts Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers on par with law enforcement officers when it comes to earning greater retirement benefits and qualifying for early retirement. It also requires CBP officers to retire by age 57.

Tags: Customs and Border Protection , retirement , pay and benefits , OPM , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:02pm EDT

Older vets get a break in federal hiring

In a proposed rule, OPM updates regulations so older veterans and non-citizens are now eligible for select federal positions.

Tags: veterans employment opportunities act , OPM , MSPB , Jory Heckman , hiring , maximum entry age , competitive service

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 07:41pm EDT
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