Defense contracting officers are about to become subject to reporting rules that have applied only to civilian agencies for a year.
The Defense Department is backing off an effort to accelerate contractor payments, citing pending forced budget cuts.
Sen. Tom Coburn suggests leaving positions unfilled -- and names them a few.
The March 1 sequester will almost certainly take place -- and negotiations to avoid a full-blown shutdown just a few weeks later are not looking particularly promising.
Budget pressures lead agency to cancel annual event, spokesman says.
While the recent attention to cost comparisons could lead to more insourcing, there's a subtext in the OFPP's position that could be good news for small firms.
Option periods, new contracts more likely to feel the brunt of sequestration budget cuts, Pentagon controller says.
In determining whether to hire contractors or use agency employees, the price in dollars and cents is only one part of the cost.
A notice issued Feb. 20 formally starts the clock on implementing measures to save money that will be necessary under sequestration. Among them: Hundreds of thousands of DOD employees could be forced to take unpaid time off for at least the remainder of the fiscal year.
As the window narrows for government leaders to undo sequestration's automatic spending cuts, leaders are ramping up opposition to the measure and warning of the grave impact that the cuts would bring. But other groups are taking a different tack, suggesting that at least some of the cuts could be beneficial for the nation.
Agencies are using social media tools in increasingly creative ways; measuring their impact is the next needed step.
No longer on GAO's high-risk list, interagency contracting stands ready to play a role in a procurement culture shift, according to experts including Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement.