Rob Burton

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When it comes to bid protests, vendors playing with even money at GAO

New data in the Government Accountability Act’s fiscal 2020 report to Congress on bid protests shows that vendors received some sort of corrective action…

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Nydia Velazquez

Growing confusion over category management sparks Hill interest

Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee respectively, wrote a letter to GSA…

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A solution to the growing bid-protest problem

Vendors and agencies need to improve communication starting with oral debriefings for all contract awards as part of an effort to stem the real and perceived…

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Rob Burton: Acquisition reforms likely to live on in next NDAA

Today is veto day for the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. President Barack Obama vetoes the bill at an event in the Oval Office today. But the acquisition provisions in the bill aren’t the reason for the veto, so they’ll probably live on in whatever NDAA President Obama signs eventually. Rob Burton is a partner at the law firm Venable and former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He joined Tom Temin on today’s Federal Drive to review those provisions.

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