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8,400 additional businesses to qualify for SBA loans, assistance

The Small Business Administration adjusted its monetary size standards for inflation, allowing nearly 9,000 additional small businesses to qualify for loans and financial assistance.

Tags: Small Business Administration , size standards , small business , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 06/16/2014, 10:15am EDT

Navy looks to vendors for rapid upgrades to NMCI network

By September, the Navy anticipates it will have retaken full ownership of its main IT network after having outsourced it a decade earlier. The service says it wants to find ways to bring innovation into NMCI, but vendors will have to meet some checkpoints along the way.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , NMCI , NGEN , AFCEA , Michael Abreu , Jared Serbu ,

Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:21am EDT
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VA planning two RFPs to help fix patient scheduling problems

The first solicitation will address near-term fixes for the current application. The second one will look to commercial technology for a wholesale replacement of the scheduling application. VA says it will build off the contest it ran in 2013 where it awarded $3 million to competitors to develop VISTA-friendly scheduling software.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , Chris Miller , DoD , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 03:58am EDT
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GSA taps Lockheed to transform FAS business systems

The General Services Administration has tapped Lockheed Martin to help update the Federal Acquisition Service's (FAS) business systems. The agency announced Monday it awarded Lockheed the Application Maintenance, Enhancement and Operations (CAMEO) task order, which will "streamline a highly integrated IT portfolio."

Tags: GSA , Lockheed Martin , Tom Sharpe , acquisition , contracting , Federal Acquisition Service , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 09:28am EDT

GAO denies latest protest of Office Supplies 3 solicitation

Lawyers say GSA's analysis of the impact of OS3 on small businesses met the requirements under the Small Business Jobs Act.

Tags: contracting , GAO , GSA , SBA , Office Supplies 3 , federal strategic sourcing initiative , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 11:39am EDT

Protests force GSA to suspend governmentwide use of Office Supplies 2 contract

Eleven vendors submitted protests to GAO over GSA's desire to extend the OS2 contract another six months. The contractors say GSA's extension would violate the Small Business Jobs Act because they didn't do a contract consolidation impact assessment.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protest , Roger Waldron , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 03:49am EDT

Congress joins the fray as protests mount over strategic sourcing

Reps. Grace Meng and Tim Walberg introduce a provision in the Defense authorization bill to require GAO to study the impact of strategic sourcing on small businesses. GSA also is facing more than two dozen protests over its current and future office supplies contracts and now OASIS.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Congress , Grace Meng , Tim Walberg , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protests , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , OASIS , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:29pm EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a bi-weekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , William LaPlante , Alan Chvotkin , VistA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:15am EDT

Former contractor pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Former contract employee was charged with allegedly defrauding the United States in connection with a contract to provide reconstruction-related services in Afghanistan.

Tags: Crime of the Week , contracting , PAE Inc. , Afghanistan , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:47pm EDT

DoJ files False Claims Act lawsuit against CA Technologies

The Justice Department alleges CA has violated since 2002 terms of its GSA schedules contract and over-charged the government for IT hardware and software.

Tags: contracting , Justice Department , GSA , CA Technologies , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , False Claims Act , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:38pm EDT
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