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"Navigating Protests: Tips and Trends"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)

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"April 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"

Thursday, April 9, 2015  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

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Category management addresses effects of earlier reforms, Rung says

Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) administrator Anne Rung says her agency’s new initiatives to streamline federal acquisition are intended in part to address unintended consequences of previous reforms, reports Federal News Radio. Speaking Friday during a meeting of the President’s Management Advisory Board, Rung cited as …… » Read more

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DARPA working to manage funding cuts, pace of change

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is contending with many of the same challenges faced by other federal agencies, including the possibility of sequestration in fiscal year 2016 and the resulting effect on its ability to advance its mission. “As in prior years, no single cut is a death blow,” agency director Arati …… » Read more

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USDA planning carefully for adoption of SaaS

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is developing a strategy to slowly and carefully integrate software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications into its overall technology blueprint, FedTech magazine reports. “We believe a proper framework and thoughtful design of SaaS can produce cost savings and increased customer productivity, …… » Read more

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DPAP deviation extends contract authority for advanced development and prototyping

On March 27, acting director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Althea Coetzee authorized a class deviation extending contract authority for advanced component development and prototype units. “Effective immediately, contracting officers shall continue to follow the requirements of DFARS 234.005 with regard to the …… » Read more

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