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A Gov't Sibling for Siri and Alexa? Meet AUDREY

First responders in emergency and disaster situations must make split-second decisions based on large amounts of data that could mean the difference between life and death. That’s where the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction, and Synthesis (AUDREY) comes in. The Department of Homeland Security …… » Read more


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CAFC Overrules COFC on Army Corrective Action

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) overturned a Court of Federal Claims (COFC) decision that required the Army to more narrowly tailor its corrective action to the procurement defects it intended to remedy. The case involved a 2016 Army solicitation for indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts for …… » Read more

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Debriefings: Not Just a Hoop to Jump Through

What can you do to receive fewer bid protests? Improve the quality of your debriefings, a new Washington Technology report says. The report, based on a survey of over 120 government contractors, suggests the quality of a post-award debriefing has a major impact on whether a company will file a protest. Companies want to understand how their …… » 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!

GSA Issues Contracting Exceptions for Hurricane Michael Recovery

The General Services Administration (GSA) has increased several purchasing thresholds to facilitate contracting activities in the wake of Hurricane Michael. For activities in support of designated areas, an October 11 memorandum increases the micro-purchase threshold to $20,000, simplified acquisition threshold to $750,000 ($13 million …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-99

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

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