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GSA increases per diem rates for 10 cities

GSA sets the allowances for lodging, meals and other incidental expenses for federal employees who must travel for work. The standard per diem rate is $123 ($77 lodging, $46 meals and incidental expenses).

Tags: GSA , per diem , travel ,

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 10:27am EDT

VA wants to change vet-owned business re-verification from 1 to 2 years

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to change the frequency of reverifying veteran-owned businesses from once a year to once every two years, according to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register.

Tags: VA , Contracting , acquisition , Bob Hesser , Vet-Force , Jolie Lee , veterans

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:56am EDT

SBA issues proposed rules for small-biz participation in multiple-award contracts

The Small Business Administration has published proposed regulations in the Federal Register, clarifying how agencies should include small-business contractors in multiple-award contracts.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , SBA , small business , Multiple award contract , MAC

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 04:11pm EDT

NIST drafts smart grid standards

Initial set of protocols focus on interoperability. Other standards coming for cybersecurity and smart grid architecture.

Tags: tech , NIST , White House , Smart Grid , interoperability , Cybersecurity

Tuesday - 06/09/2009, 01:31pm EDT

New health IT committees to advise HHS

The HIT Policy Committee and the HIT Standards Committee have been established.

Tags: Technology , mngt , HHS , National Coordinator for Health IT ,

Thursday - 04/30/2009, 12:04pm EDT

Federal Register XML format will increase usability, accessibility and save money

The Daily Debrief gets analysis about the new Federal Register format, which some say will improve usability, accessibility and, perhaps most importantly, save the government money.

Tags: Technology , XML , Carl Malamud , GPO , , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 04:17pm EDT

Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny

New rule would create database that would bring in existing information and require contracting officers, vendors to submit new data as well. FAR Council wants specific business rules for the data.

Tags: Contracting , management , David Drabkin , GSA , OMB , FAR Council , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , POGO , Past performance , Contractor integrity ,

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:17pm EDT

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
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