Next Webinar: Acquisition Updates - A Look at September 2017

 
Join us on Thursday, October 5, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT, as we review key acquisition developments from September 2017. VAO's monthly Update webinar consolidates and summarizes the key takeaways from the most important acquisition-related policies, guidance, regulatory changes, etc.
 

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Judge Throws Out OPM Data Breach Lawsuits

A federal judge has sided with the government and dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed in the wake of the cybertheft of sensitive personal information from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) databases in spring 2015. The cases were brought by affected individuals and federal employee unions. In one suit, filed against the acting OPM director …… » Read more

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How have your peers voted in our most recent VAO daily news polls?  Explore the results.

SNAP Consultant Leads 3rd Agency Down a Bad Path

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS) has agreed to pay a settlement of nearly $2.5 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims based on a consultant’s recommendations for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). According to the allegations, ADHSS submitted inaccurate …… » Read more

New Email Domain & IP Address

Please add VAO@gotovao.com to your "safe sender" list and ensure that IP Address 209.194.229.44 is whitelisted at your agency by providing it to your IT Department.

Keeping Data Secure is its Own SIN

As expected, the General Services Administration (GSA) has redefined special item number (SIN) 520-20 to focus on identity protection and data breach response. GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories has redefined the SIN from Comprehensive Protection Solutions to Data Breach Response and Identity Protection …… » Read more

Check-out the new Gaming Center!  It's a fun way to help you test and improve your core acquisition knowledge and base of understanding.

How to Put IT Back in FITARA

The government’s grades on the most recent congressionally mandated Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard showed overall decline, but chances for improvement lie in better governance, communication, and collaboration within agencies, writes "PV" Puvvada, president of Unisys Federal for Federal …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-95

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-95, effective 1/13/2017.

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