The Government Accountability Office has decided on six of the 14 remaining protests, dismissing five and denying one, for the Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) contract.
Kimberly Hancher, partner at Deep Water Point, and Virtual Marketing LLC President Lou Anne Brossman join host Mark Amtower to discuss the upcoming GAIN 2016 conference in Leesburg Virginia. August 29, 2016
The Obama administration is backing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order for evening the playing field among government contractors, but some federal contracting experts say the policy will do more harm than good.
The Obama Administration has issued long-awaited final rules designed to keep companies who routinely violate labor laws from getting federal contracts. Vendors will have to report any violations of 14 different labor laws, and eventually state laws too, directly to the Labor Department. Eric Crusius, attorney at Miles & Stockbridge, joins Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the rules.
The Defense Department continues to be concerned about counterfeit parts making their way into weapons systems and virtually everything else it buys. The worries are that fake parts could cause mission critical systems to fail unexpectedly.
After a six year decline in spending, budgets have begun to bounce back in 2016, and contract spending is expected to follow that upturn shortly after as the trend continues into 2017.
Final guidance for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order includes a phase-in schedule for contractors, as well as an opportunity for pre-assessment from the Labor Department.
NASA’s Chief Information Officer Renee Wynn decided to let the authority to operate for its desktops, laptops and end user systems expire after ongoing cybersecurity problems with its contractor.
The General Services Administration held a reverse auction to set up contracts for five agencies to buy more than 45,000 laptops, desktops as part of a centralized procurement.
Vendor past performance is a big factor in awarding federal contracts. Or it should be. It’s a smart practice and at the Defense Department, it’s also a requirement. That’s why the DoD inspector general looked at 56 Army contracts awarded by five Army contracting shops to see whether the Army was consistent in evaluating past performance. Michael Roark, DoD’s assistant inspector general for contract management and payments, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the results.
OASIS Program Manager Todd Richards and PotomacWave CEO Emma Sopko join host Mark Amtower to talk about the full scope of the OASIS contract, and why GWACs, MACs, and IDIQs are becoming more popular. August 22, 2016
Enterprise Information Services submitted a complaint to the Government Accountability Office on Aug. 10 on the unrestricted version of Alliant 2.
Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting rule, and what it means for contractors and the government. August 16, 2016
Six federal contractors trade associations have signed a letter asking that a rule on organizational conflict of interest be delayed a little longer. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council had planned on making it final right now. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for the Public Sector, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the latest developments.