Analysis: Some long-term contracts put government at a disadvantage

Officials often dramatically extend or modify short-term, fixed-price contracts, risking cost overruns, delivery delays and diminished product quality even for simple products and services, scholars conclude.

Are wartime innovation principles relevant after the war?

Joint explosives organization faces an uncertain post-Afghanistan future, but its CIO hopes that the culture it created will survive and continue to serve the government.

GSA awards cloud-based email BPAs

Purchase agreements went to 17 companies, four of which are small businesses.

VA to direct more money to service-disabled vets

VA officials intend to boost their contract awards to veterans.

More VA spending goes under investigation

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee interest doesn't stop in Orlando.

DISA, GSA round out SATCOM business model

The agencies award a $2.6 billion contract as part of the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition program.

Federal officials push for greater info protection

A proposed rule would obligate contractors to provide protective measures for information provided by or generated for the government.

Does Congress have time to change contingency contracting?

As agencies choose to disregard recommendations, members of Congress consider ways to enact the changes anyway.

GSA schedules Twitter chat for cloud broker idea

The General Services Administration takes another step to foster dialog on an idea for better cloud service provision.

Analyst: Brace yourself for a busier-than-ever federal 'busy season’

Federal agencies’ natural tendency to spend more in the final months of a fiscal year has been amplified in recent years, and this year features new factors that could push it higher -- or knock it down.

Treasury wants more women, minorities as contract employees

The Treasury Department is considering adding a clause to future contracts encouraging contractors to have more women and minorities among their employees.

DHS considers rule change to protect subcontractors

The Homeland Security Department is suggesting changes to the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation designed to prevent 'windfalls' for contractors.

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