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Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for procurement policy at industry group TechAmerica, said the repeal of a 3 percent withholding tax is good news for government contractors.
Agencies are getting a better understanding whether they over-rely on contractors. Vendors are mostly happy with the draft policy detailing how agencies should decide which jobs should be done only by federal employees. OMB expects 24 demonstration projects to finish by early May.
Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Stan Soloway , inherently governmental , insourcing , A-76
Administration collecting industry input before issuing four guidances by Sept. 30. Acquisition workforce remains biggest challenge.
Tags: contracting , David Drabkin , Jeff Liebman , OMB , OFPP , GSA , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , AIA , Lockheed Martin , Acquisition Solutions , John Palatiello and Associates , John Palatiello , Larry Allen , Alan Chvotkin , Eleanor Spector , acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , competition
Brigadier Gen. Steven Smith says his office will meet with his counterpart in the Marines this week and other services soon to figure out how to share certified products more easily. Vendors say the process to get on these lists is inconsistent, difficult and expensive. Smith says DoD recognizes the challenges and wants to increase collaboration among the services.
The proposal by three members of Congress would reduce the amount contractor employees can earn from government work. Currently, the limit is about $694,000 and applies only to companies' top five executives.
Despite pushback on some issues by industry, Dan Gordon listens to input from all sides as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to follow its own path to reform the acquisition process. The OFPP administrator said his office is close to issuing new guidance around business cases for multiple award contracts and a final rule redefining inherently governmental jobs.
Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , TechAmerica , insourcing , outsourcing , acquisition policy , acquisition regulations , FAR Council , interim rules , inherently governmental , multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller
OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.
Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , DoD
Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.
No time like the present? NO! says the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations. We get details from one of the member companies, TechAmerica's Trey Hodgkins.