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Contractors do their best to weather shutdown storm

While furloughed federal employees can hang onto the hope Congress will authorize backpay once the shutdown ends, government contractors will likely face the reality of lost wages and revenue.

Tags: Tony Crescenzo , Devon Hewitt , contracting , budget , furloughs , government shutdown , Michael OConnell , industry

Monday - 10/14/2013, 03:45pm EDT
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8 agencies commit to using next strategic sourcing contracts

The General Services Administration issued two request for quotes for janitorial and sanitation supplies and equipment, and for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) equipment and supplies. Agencies spend almost $2 billion on these services annually.

Tags: contracting , GSA , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , Tom Sharpe , FSSI

Friday - 10/11/2013, 02:49pm EDT

Small business contractors to feel burden of government shutdown

Even though government agencies are in shutdown mode, contractors are still moving ahead in making business decisions. Small businesses are likely to hurt more from the shutdown due to smaller cash reserves and slimmer margins.

Tags: Federal Drive , In Depth , Roger Waldron , Anthony Robbins , small business , contracting , technology , cybersecurity , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:21am EDT
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Morin paints challenging way ahead for Air Force's audit readiness

Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama's nominee to be DoD's second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , Jo Ann Rooney , Jamie Morin , Michael Lumpkin , financial management , audit readiness , Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , government shutdown , sequestration , Jason Miller , Air Force , Navy

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:27pm EDT
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Furloughs, debt ceiling and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss how the debt limit and furloughs are affecting the economy, and how a case being reviewed by the Supreme Court, could impact future elections.
October 10, 2013

Tags: Treasury Department , debt ceiling , debt limit , furloughs , government shutdown , Supreme Court , Federal Election Commission , PACS , Allen Scott , Nela Richardson , Peter Brusoe , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:01pm EDT
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As shutdown stretches on, 3 things for contractors to consider

Government contractors have not been immune from the effects of the shutdown. From a flurry of stop-work orders to a heightened some say "cutthroat" sense of competition in contracts that have, so far, been unaffected by the shutdown. Top experts from the procurement realm address some of the effects and challenges of the shutdown.

Tags: government shutdown , industry , Lee Dougherty , Eric Crusius , Larry Allen , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:24pm EDT
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All things Events

Monica Mayk Parham, marketing director for Market Communications and Joyce Bosc, president and owner of Boscobel Marketing Communications, will discuss how budget constraints and travel restrictions are affecting attendence at government events.
October 7, 2013

Tags: sequestration , budget cuts , Events , event planning , travel restrictions , Market Connections, Inc. , Joyce Bosc , Boscobel Marketing , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , Monica Mayk Parham

Monday - 10/07/2013, 11:42pm EDT
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VA retains the decider role over veteran-owned status protests

In an interim final rule issued last week in the Federal Register, VA announced it would not cede the control of deciding on socio-economic status protests to the Small Business Administration. VA moved the decision authority to the director of the Center for Veterans Enterprise instead of the director of the Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU).

Tags: contracting , VA , industry , Service-disabled veteran owned small business program , Federal Register , Jason Miller , SBA

Monday - 10/07/2013, 05:47pm EDT

Contractors' fate uncertain even as DoD civilians return from furloughs

With the announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recalling most Defense Department civilians from furloughs, some large defense companies, which had been planning to furlough their employees, have canceled or scaled back their initial plans. However, DoD's move could wind up having only a limited impact on contractors more broadly.

Tags: industry , DoD , government shutdown , Stan Soloway , PSC , AIA , Dan Stohr , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/07/2013, 04:30pm EDT
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The contractor perspective on federal government issues

Stan Soloway and Robin Lineberger from the Professional Services Council, join host Debra Roth to discuss how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
October 4, 2013

Tags: contracting , workforce , Tony Vergnetti , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , sequestration , government shutdown , Robin Lineberger , Fed Talk

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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