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Biden administration could mean several new federal procurement rules

If you buy for, or sell to the federal government, you can expect substantial change from the Biden administration.

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Shutdown economics: A proposal to give contractors, employees more wiggle room

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Defense industry aggravated with progress of DoD LPTA contracts

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A military truck, foreground, carrying U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade forces drives past a Philippine Marine APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) which got stuck in the sandy portion of a riverbed as they take part in a live-fire amphibious landing exercise dubbed PHIBLEX Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 in Crow Valley in Capas township, Tarlac province, north of Manila, Philippines. The combat drill, however, maybe the last under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has opposed the war games partly because they may upset China and because of his disgust over U.S. criticisms of his bloody anti-drug campaign. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Pentagon hasn’t complied with 2-year-old congressional mandate on LPTA

A GAO review found DoD is complying with some of the constraints lawmakers placed on LPTA, but still isn’t documenting its decisions.

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Death knell for using LPTA for services and other acquisition highlights in the NDAA

The 2019 Defense Authorization bill includes a host of acquisition changes that impact both DoD and the government more broadly.

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GAO ruling lets GSA buy the USDA steak, not the mystery meat

The Government Accountability Office’s decision to deny four protests of GSA’s Alliant 2 contracts for IT services could end up being a landmark ruling.

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