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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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The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, will discuss best practices for contractors in a government shutdown environment.
October 1, 2013

Tags: Contracting , government shutdown , Elizabeth Ferrell , McKenna Long & Aldridge , Risk management , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 10:01pm EDT
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Under shutdown, a complicated picture emerges for contractor employees

Service contractors will continue to work as long as they don't need supervision by government employees, if their contracts are unaffected by the absence of a 2014 budget, and as long as they can actually get into their worksites.

Tags: government shutdown , Contracting , budget , Alan Chvotkin , Marion Blakey , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:00am EDT

What's ahead for contractors in 2014?

Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting, and Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting will give their thoughts on the government shutdown and the top contracting issues in 2014.
September 30, 2013

Tags: Contracting , government market , government shutdown , continuing resolution , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Ray Bjorklund , BirchGrove Consulting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/30/2013, 10:47pm EDT
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Air Force warns industry to expect delayed acquisition decisions

The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.

Tags: Air Force , budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , DoD , Richard Lombardi , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT
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DHS makes first set of large business awards under EAGLE II

The Homeland Security Department chose 15 large businesses to provide technology development, implementation and maintenance services under the EAGLE II multiple award contract.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , technology , DHS , Eagle II , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/30/2013, 05:53am EDT

Coburn asks for details on year-end spending spree

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell received a letter from Sen. Tom Coburn earlier this month asking for the facts and figures on how agencies are spending acquisition funds in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Tom Coburn , fiscal year 2013 , Contracting , management , Financial management , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , sequestration , budget , Congress , Senate , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:31am EDT

GSA faces third protest of OASIS solicitation

Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. has now filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office a week after losing its agency-level protest over what the company says restricts competition in the professional services governmentwide contract.

Tags: OASIS , GSA , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , protest , Contracting , Industry , Rudy Sutherland , Jason Miller , GAO

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:20pm EDT

DHS' slow progress in centralizing acquisition frustrates Congress

Members of Congress are frustrated at what they see as a failure by the Department of Homeland Security to effectively manage the acquisition practices of its various components, leading to poorly defined requirements and wasted money. But DHS says some of the problems are of Congress' own making.

Tags: DHS , management , Congress , CBP , GAO , Coast Guard , Rafael Borras , Oversight , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:03am EDT
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