Vendor past performance is a big factor in awarding federal contracts, or it should be. It’s a smart practice. In 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, the assistant inspector general for contract management and payments, joined Pentagon Solutions to offer his insight.
The DIUX, the Defense Department innovation unit in Silicon Valley, is expanding to Austin, Texas and other places. That right from Secretary Ash Carter. Does that mean he’s dissing the companies right here in the D.C. region? Pentagon Solutions discussed this with local venture capitalist Jonathan Aberman, chairman of Amplifier Ventures.