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FILE - This March 27, 2008, aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington.  The Pentagon is reconsidering its awarding of a major cloud computing contract to Microsoft after rival tech giant Amazon protested what it called a flawed bidding process. U.S. government lawyers said in a court filing this week of March 13, 2020  that the Defense Department “wishes to reconsider its award decision” and take another look at how it evaluated technical aspects of the companies' proposals to run the $10 billion computing project. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Aspiring Defense contractors new to the market describe difficulty getting attention

Would-be companies new to the Defense market say they have trouble getting an audience, much less a contract.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo the General Services Administration building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. An agency little known outside Washington, the General Services Administration, has held off on recognizing President-elect Joe Biden as the president-elect, denying him access to the money, offices and machinery routinely afforded to the incoming team. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Advice for contractors who want to gain a little more control over their fates

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Protests might be choking off the government’s most popular acquisition vehicles

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For contractors, the unthinkable is on the table: A year-long continuing resolution

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With all of the mandates and threats, should companies really “want” federal contracts?

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Lack of a government shutdown is not the same as a timely start to the fiscal year

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One contractor learned that it’s a bad idea to bribe federal officials

Prison time, restitution, lifetime debarment, loss of your company. That’s what can happen if you bribe a federal contracting official, as one contractor…

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What another continuing resolution could mean for contractors in 2022

Congress is focused this week on long-term infrastructure spending. But the clock is quickly winding down on the end of the fiscal year deadline to keep…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Another potential government shutdown looms as the fiscal year starts to draw to a close

There are real questions about the duration of a likely continuing resolution, and whether it’ll be long enough to avert a government shutdown.

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