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Mark your calendars for these upcoming VAO webinars! Attendance is complimentary for VAO subscribers and earns 1 CLP/.1 CEU.
"Navigating Protests: Tips and Trends"
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)
"April 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
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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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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
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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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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