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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.
March 30, 2017
In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.
The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.
With the pre-award protests all resolved in GSA's favor, is the $50 billion IT services contract now bulletproof?
A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds.
Some state government officials object to the Department of Homeland Security's move to add election infrastructure to the roster of 16 existing federal "critical infrastructure" areas.
The one-year revival of the Holman Rule in the House gives lawmakers the authority to reduce the federal workforce or cut employee pay legislatively.
Excellent infographic and tabular data presentation. It would be useful to do the same thing for protests that go straight to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. They are much more lengthy and costly to the protester. Except for pavlovian protests filed by firms you could name that use protests as a bullying tactic most firms, especially small ones, simply cannot afford the cost of the protests. Unfortunately they also cannot afford the loss of good will in what is a very unlevel marketplace. I have seen a number of occassions were protestable awards were not protested because the economics don't add up in the face of a customer that doesn't understand why they can't buy what they want/need instead of what they asked for in the RFP according to FAR rules. It is simply not worth the trouble to educate them in a protest.
While the volume of protests went down, so did the number of new contract awards. Is it really down a percentage basis?
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