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Industry presses GSA to keep Schedule 75 open

The Coalition for Government Procurement asks the Federal Acquisition Service to reconsider its decision to close the office supplies schedule to new offerors for two year. The association says the decision will hurt small businesses and likely lead to higher prices for the government.

Tags: Steve Kempf , GSA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Schedule 75 , office supplies , schedules contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:59am EDT

Boeing gets $11.9 billion Air Force contract

The Boeing Company has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for B-52 Stratofortress weapon system modernization.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Boeing , B-52 , defense

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 09:40am EDT

China Says Missiles Aimed at Taiwan to Be Removed ‘Someday'

On September 22nd, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that someday the Chinese missiles based opposite Taiwan, and aimed at targets in Taiwan, will be removed. Wen also said relations are as good as they have ever been and should continue to focus on economics. Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou welcomed Premier Wen's statement. Chinese leaders rarely talk about military matters, and Wen's statement is as much a reminder of China's present capability to strike Taiwan with 1,000 or more ballistic missiles as it is a promise to withdraw them in the future. Evidently Wen's condition for removing the missiles was not reported in Taiwan; that condition is reunification.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 08:00am EDT

White House tries to stop counterfeits in DoD supplies

The White House is trying to stop counterfeit supplies from entering the Defense Department's weapons systems, NextGov reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD supplies , procurement , counterfeit , Nextgov

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 04:40pm EDT

Japan Releases Chinese Fishing Boat Captain

On September 24th, the Japanese Public Prosecutors Office released the Chinese fishing boat captain who had been in detention for ramming two Japanese patrol boats. Japan caved mostly because of Japanese business pressure. Chinese retaliation included postponing bilateral gas development talks, a halt to public and private exchanges, and the suspension of rare earth exports to Japan. This might be short term wise and long term foolish because it sets the precedent that Japan backed down from rightfully prosecuting a law breaker in Japanese claimed waters. The next incident will be more difficult to handle and the stakes will likely be higher.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 10:22am EDT

Army fights contracting workforce attrition

With attrition from retirement and other factors, the Army is faced with needing as many as 500 new contracting officials almost every year for the foreseeable future. We get details on the options for dealing with that from the Army's Edward Harrington.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DoD Report , acquisition workforce , Edward Harrington , Army , defense

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 09:40am EDT

DOE IG questions renewables office's hiring, contracting

The Department of Energy's inspector general said DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy may have improperly hired a senior contract official and allowed officials to influence hiring by contractors, The New York Time reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , DoE , stimulus funds , Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 02:53pm EDT
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