Tag: contracting

Defense, Industry

DoD’s budget challenges will take years to fix, but reform commission says now’s the time to start

August 17, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The expert panel Congress assembled to find fixes to the Pentagon’s archaic planning and budgeting process won’t deliver its final prescription for reform until next spring. But its members say there are at least some steps the Defense Department and […]

Federal, Policy

Could ‘microconsulting’ disrupt government contracting?

July 13, 2017

Via: FCW

I have never been a fan of contractor bashing. I believe there is nothing wrong with making a profit. I do not believe that contractors typically spend their days dreaming up ways to cheat the government. Indeed, I even believe […]

Federal, Policy

How Homeland Security Spent Millions on a Nonexistent Service

July 10, 2017

Via: Government Executive

The Homeland Security Department did such a poor job of monitoring a contractor’s implementation of new performance management software the DHS inspector general found that the “failure literally meets [the Government Accountability Office]’s textbook definition of ‘waste.’” The Performance and […]

Federal, Policy

Almost 200 Firms Have Bid To Build Trump’s Border Wall

March 1, 2017

Via: Government Executive

The federal government’s solicitation for the design and construction of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico has already drawn interest from nearly 200 construction and engineering firms, just days after the notice first appeared. Companies from 41 states, […]

Federal, Policy

Changes to protest rules could shift contracting preferences

January 5, 2017

Via: FCW

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 23 establishes thresholds for protests of task orders cut against large civilian and military indefinite-delivery contracts, which could push some defense contracts away from civilian agency contracting […]


Despite Pentagon outreach, small tech firms say military contracting poses big challenges

April 21, 2016

Via: FCW

Silicon Valley executives are voicing frustration and concern about the length of time it takes for contracts to work their way through the government. “We have a serious, serious problem with the contracting officers, with the purchasing,” John De Santis, […]