Demand Based Model "demonstrates a lack of understanding of how small businesses operate," Rep. Graves suggests.
Insiders say the spotlight could make compromise harder. "I think the fact that you're not hearing any details is good," one senator said.
Proposed fee for filing bid protest is small, but could have unintended consequences.
According to GSA's Mary Davie, the new tool addresses needs voiced by both agencies and contractors.
New rule takes effect Dec. 27, makes previously voluntary system mandatory.
In the absence of cybersecurity legislation, officials point to the Energy Department's public-private collaboration as a model.
OMB touts $47 billion in savings since 2009, approaching Obama’s goal of $50 billion by the end of fiscal 2012.
Proposed rule change would replace detailed list with general guidelines.
Take a look at how sequestration will affect the Defense Department and other agencies.
The Defense Department is generally on the right track with its Better Buying Power initiative, experts say. Some refinements, however, could improve it.
Senator who led the charge for legislation to expand protections for employees who report waste, fraud and abuse sees it pass on the eve of his retirement.
Officials want DOD's workforce to move past solutions that just fulfill requirements, in favor of creativity and leadership.