Polaris

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo, Fulton County Georgia elections workers process absentee ballots for the Senate runoff election in Atlanta.  When voters in Florida and Georgia request mailed ballots next year, they will have to make sure they do one more thing before sending it in: provide proof of identification.  (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Postal Service settles another lawsuit stemming from the 2020 presidential election.

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In the relatively small world of government contracting, it pays not to be a jerk

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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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The top GovCon issues in 2021

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joined host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the emergence of the GSA…

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA kick starts 2021 with an acquisition potpourri

The General Services Administration is keeping contractors on their toes with the release of three acquisition initiatives — Polaris, the new small business governmentwide contract, and two requests for information around emerging technology and professional services.

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