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FAC 2005-83 addresses acquisition thresholds; commercial item test program

Seven final rules published today in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 address acquisition thresholds; the prohibition on contracting with inverted domestic corporations; product and service codes; justification for urgent noncompetitive awards; and use of simplified acquisition procedures for commercial items; as well as provide …… » Read more


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USCERT warns of phishing attempts in wake of OPM breach

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (USCERT) is warning federal employees of potential phishing scams using phony e-mails purporting to come from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) or CSID, the firm OPM has retained to provide privacy protection service for personnel affected by …… » Read more


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Army plans challenge for cyber defense gear

The Army is using an industry and innovation challenge to find the next generation of its deployable defensive cyberspace operations infrastructure capability—a transportable kit of hardware and software that allows the service’s cyber protection teams to conduct countermeasures in real time at commands worldwide, Defense News …… » Read more


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CSB’s FY2014 purchase card program was at high risk, EPA OIG finds

According to a risk assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB’s) fiscal year (FY) 2014 purchase card program was at high risk for illegal, improper, or erroneous purchases and payments. Specifically, OIG found …… » Read more

ASI Templates current through FAC 2005-82

See the new template “Pass-through Determination” for FAR 15.404-1(h)(2) changes effective 6/8/2015

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