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Leadership Steers Gov’t Job Happiness

Federal employee happiness has taken a slight downturn from last year, according to the latest “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” ranking from the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and Boston Consulting Group. This year’s report, which uses Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federal Employee Viewpoint …… » Read more


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Protest Clarifies Domestic Sourcing Requirements

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained a protest alleging that a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) request for proposals (RFP) was unduly restrictive of competition in its application of the Berry Amendment. The RFP contemplated award of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for goat/kidskin leather …… » Read more

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How Much $ Will DoD Save This Year?

The Department of Defense (DoD) saved over $4.3 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and hopes to save even more this year, Defense News reports. According to Lisa Hershman, DoD’s acting chief management officer (CMO), the FY2018 savings came from 114 projects, many of them small ones that netted big savings. “We were purchasing …… » Read more

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COs: Remember Documentation Requirements

Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) has issued a memo to remind contracting officers (COs) of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) documentation requirements for contractor pricing proposals. As requested by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in a recent report highlighting COs’ failure to comply with …… » Read more

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