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  • Pro tips to practice - and pitfalls to avoid - as you prepare for Q4 spending
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House Bills Target Poor Performers

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has approved two bills to change the disciplinary and appeals processes for federal employees. According to The Washington Post, in line with President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on civil service reform, one of the bills shortens the timeline for …… » Read more


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Air Force Flushes $10K Toilet Covers

Ten thousand dollars for a toilet seat cover? Yes, it's true, but the Air Force says its hands were tied ... until now. According to The Washington Post, toilet seat covers for Air Force’s C-5 Galaxy Vietnam-era military cargo plane — an aircraft still in use today — are out of production. …… » Read more

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Partner in Crime Steers Military Contracts

A former business partner of a military contractor has pleaded guilty to bribing Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait. As business partner to former U.S. military contractor Terry Hall, Finbar Charles facilitated millions of dollars in bribes from 2005 to 2007 to various Army officials. In exchange, …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

Creating IGCEs Just Got Easier

Having trouble creating independent government cost estimates (IGCEs)? A tool on the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Acquisition Gateway is making the process easier and more efficient. Launched earlier this year, the IGCE creation tool allows users to follow a structured process for building their cost estimates …… » Read more

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Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-99, effective June 15, 2018.

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