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Small businesses largely immune to reduced contractor pay cap

Reducing the contractor compensation cap to the level of the salary drawn by the President ($400,000) or the Vice President ($230,700), as suggested by some lawmakers and the White House in the past, would dramatically increase the number of employees who earn compensation above the allowable limits GAO said. But the changes would mostly affect large companies, auditors said, because few of the small companies it surveyed pay their employees more than the amount earned by the President and Vice President.

Tags: industry , acquisition , GAO , contractor pay cap , PSC , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 09:03pm EDT

Lawmakers, industry press OFPP not to make strategic sourcing mandatory

The House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce is searching for answers about the potential impact on competition if the White House mandates the use of strategic sourcing contracts. Four industry associations provided little support for compulsory use, citing potential risks to the government and harm to vendors.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Joe Jordan , OFPP , Jeff Koses , GSA , Richard Hanna , House Small Business Committee , Rob Burton , Venable , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 05:35am EDT

Federal News Countdown: Contractor pay cap, Spires' departure, Apple taxes

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Bob Woods, founder and president of Topside Consulting Group, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Bob Woods ,

Friday - 05/31/2013, 04:19pm EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - May 1, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Tom Soderstrom , Kimberly Hancher , Ben Geman , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 09:17am EDT

Federal News Countdown: 2014 budget, employee morale and cyber brain drain

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Frank Reeder, co-founder and director of the Center for Internet Security, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Frank Reeder

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:41pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 20, 2013

Education Department Inspector General Kathleen Tighe talks about targeting student loan fraud. Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, shares what he and the council's members hear about sequestration. Peter Kasperowicz, reporter with The Hill newspaper, discusses the likelihood of Congress avoiding a government shutdown.

Tags: Federal Drive , Kathleen Tighe , Peter Kasperowicz

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:28am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 1, 2013

Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, talks about a bill to overhaul the way the government buys and manages information technology. Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service joins our panel talking about leadership in the the federal government. Also participating in the panel are Top Leaders in Federal Service Award winners Beverly Godwin and Charles Rothwell.

Tags: Charles Rothwell , Bev Godwin , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/01/2013, 10:56am EST

IT reform bill needs to 'beef up' people section, experts say

Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , Darrell Issa , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , program management , workforce , training , PSC , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:02am EST

Unions, industry groups spar over impact of sequestration

Guidance from the administration on what steps federal agencies should take to prepare for potential across-the-board budget cuts has set off a war of words between federal-employee unions and industry groups. The American Federation of Government Employees says guidance exempts contractors at the expense of federal employees, but industry groups say the criticism is misguided.

Tags: budget , sequestration , industry , guidance , AFGE , NTEU , J. David Cox , Colleen Kelley , PSC , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/18/2013, 06:59pm EST

GSA's strategy for OASIS leaving vendors discontented

At an industry sponsored event, GSA tried to clarify its plans for the multi-billion dollar governmentwide contract, which will let agencies buy complex services from one place. Questions about how OASIS fits with the administration's strategic sourcing initiative and the expectation for price standardization were among the biggest areas of concern from companies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Leah Trudeau , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , OASIS , professional services , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:56am EST
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