• Should vendors be held liable for counterfeit IT products?

    The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council wants comments on whether contractors and resellers should be held liable if the technology products they are selling to the government are counterfeit. In an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking…

  • Acquisition oversight to shift to vendors

    Competition, accountability among areas of focus for 2009

  • FAR Reaching Clarity Concerns

    The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council has been asked to rewrite a rule concerning faulty IT products. One of those groups doing the asking is the Information Technology Association of America. Their Vice President of Federal…

  • New rules for contractors

    A recently enacted disclosure rule in the Federal Acquisition Regulation has the contracting community rethinking the way it does business. Contractors are now required to report evidence of fraud or overpayments in a timely fashion…

  • What to expect during a DCAA system audit

    April 20th Being audited by the DCAA is a necessary outcome of doing business with the government. Tune into this week’s Gov Con Straight Talk with Microsoft to learn what to expect during a DCAA system audit and what government contactors can do today to help ensure they successfully pass when faced with an audit. The panel will also address how CFOs of government contractors can set their organizations up for success by building a financial management foundation with growth options in out years.

  • DoD contracting is on a transparency tightrope

    Buyers in the Defense Department who bundle small contracts into larger ones will have to post their actions on the Web. Bundling is the subject of a new interim rule. Roger Waldron, Counsel at the law firm Mayer Brown, explains.

  • OMB busting contract myths

    The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

  • Construction industry glad to follow the federal LEED

    The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council has issued a rule mandating the greening of federal procurements. We get reaction from Marco Giamberardino with the Associated General Contractors of America.

  • Federal Drive interviews – May 8, 2012

    Dr. Sonja Batten, deputy chief for specialty mental health, Veterans Affairs Department, discusses the VA’s plans to hire 2,000 mental health professionals and support staff. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) talks about two bills aimed at reducing the number of duplicative government programs.

  • Savings from reverse auctions not being maximized

    As the use of reverse auctions continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need more clear cut guidance to realize a maximum amount of savings.