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  • New options for VBA appeals processing set for Feb. 19

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report from the Defense Department shows there was a slight increase in the amount of sexual assaults reported at military academies.

  • Administration’s vague push to ‘Buy American’ a worry for federal technology procurement

    As agencies begin to implement the EO over the next eight months, the potential elimination of various carve-outs is going to be the most interesting thing to watch — and the thing that most worries the folks who pay close attention to Defense technology procurement.

  • Trump administration puts (buy) America first

    President Trump issued an executive order for federal agencies to review their policies and procedures for buying American. He suspect loopholes in buy-American laws are too often used when the government buys. Agencies are to forward their legal and procedural reviews to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, who will in turn deliver a draft set of recommendations by the end of the year.

  • Buy American? Good luck with that

    Does anyone need reminding of the thoroughly international content of PCs, smartphones, network switching equipment? And pencils?

  • Contracting dollars in border security

    This week on the Capital Impact radio show, Bloomberg Government examines the law that requires the Defense Department to buy American when outfitting troops. Plus, which contractors will benefit the most from passage of an immigration bill?

  • Buy American an issue at annual meeting

    President Obama is facing a lot of pressure from Mexico and Canada to drop the the Buy American provision in the stimulus bill. This weekend the president traveled to Mexico to try to iron out…

  • Contentious Clauses

    When the president signs that $787 billion stimulus package, agencies will need to make sure the goods they use for projects are from American companies. There are some exceptions, but a clause mandating that requirement…

  • Buy American

    Yesterday, we told you about the potential that so-called Buy American provisions could be included in the multi-billion dollar stimulus package. It has stirred passions on many different sides of this issue. Among the opponents:…