Acquisition

DHS drafts EAGLE replica for small businesses

DHS officials say they intend to create a new IT contract that would benefit some small companies.

Workforce

The Lectern: Hard times hit Harvard

Universities are not immune from economic crisis.

Workforce

DHS center to focus on security studies, tech concepts

The federally-funded research and development center will help the department develop new approaches to the most complex homeland security issues.

Workforce

Government-themed Twitter site launched

A new Web site, created by BearingPoint, provides links to blogs and the sites of government leaders and experts.

Workforce

Coalition urges national broadband strategy

Organizations want policies that would include providing more access to the Internet, government support for enhancing broadband use.

Workforce

Acquisition leaders concerned about eroding workforce

Agencies should provide better training and useful oversight to improve the procurement process, according to a survey of acquisition experts.

Workforce

TSA wants companies to test technology

The Transportation Security Administration is asking companies to participate in a pilot program to test screening technologies for air cargo.

Workforce

Coast Guard seeks training for acquisition staffers

After experiencing acquisition problems and losing some buying authority for major projects, the service is looking for a contractor to train employees.

Workforce

DHS eases rule on imports

The National Association of Manufacturers is hailing new flexibilities in the rule, which could have had a negative effect on computer makers, but says further modifications are needed.

DOD launches Web-based system to help with moves

The new system gives service members more direct control of moves to new posts, the Defense Department says.

Acquisition

SBA slow to remove firms from set-aside program

Ineligible small businesses often stay in the 8(a) program because of a lengthy removal process.

The Lectern: Academic economists and the economic crisis

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Acquisition

HUBZone firms get preference for set-asides

The GAO has ruled that the Federal Acquisition Regulation gives preference to set-asides for HUBZone companies over some businesses owned by disabled veterans.

CBP upgrades online system for trade reports

Customs and Border Protection officials have deployed the second phase of an online system that allows businesses to report information on trade.

Workforce

Burton: Contractors will get more accountability

The government is refocusing its attention to contractors from agencies.

Google's CEO wants IT to open up government

Eric Schmidt said the government agencies should use information technology to expand access to information.

Workforce

Rep. Davis joins Deloitte

Retiring Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), former chairman of the Government Reform Committee and author of several procurement reform bills, has joined Deloitte's Federal Government Services.

Workforce

Also in the news: Deloitte gets Tim Young

The consulting firm has hired former Rep. Tom Davis, and now former OMB deputy director.

Are agencies buying counterfeit technology?

The federal acquisition councils are considering a rule that would require contractors to prove the authenticity of the products they supply.

Workforce

Bush names officials to oversee rescue plans

Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program and HUD’s Federal Housing Finance Agency set to get inspectors general to assure proper management of funds.

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