Next VAO Webinar: March 5
"March 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us for a 1-hour webinar covering key acquisition-related policies, guidance, regulatory changes, and oversight developments from February 2015. VAO webinars are complimentary for subscribers and earn 1 CLP/.1 CEU.
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The House is scheduled to vote today on a continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 35) that would extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through March 19. If the measure is approved by the House, the Senate could pass it quickly thereafter and clear it for President Barack Obama’s likely …… » Read more
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Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Claire McCaskell (D-MO) have introduced legislation (S. 579) that would amend the Inspector General Act to strengthen the investigatory powers of agency inspectors general (IGs). Among its provisions, the bill would authorize IGs to issue testimonial subpoenas to federal contractors …… » Read more
Testifying yesterday before the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, Rebecca Gambler, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) director of homeland security and justice, told lawmakers the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made progress in …… » Read more
COMMUNITY EVENTS & AWARDS
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The Department of Defense (DoD) should more quickly establish baselines for major automated information systems (MAIS) to ensure the programs can be adequately overseen and their development and deployment measured against initial targets, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised. The Defense Science Board recommends cost and …… » Read more
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ASI Templates are current for all FAR changes through FAC 2005-79, including changes from FAC 2005-78 effective December 26, 2014.