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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JSTARS' Future is Up in the Air

The Air Force is undecided on whether its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) will be in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget, worrying Georgia lawmakers, Defense News reports. Members of Georgia’s congressional delegation wrote to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis concerning Air Force's plans to explore …… » Read more


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Defense Policy Bills Head to Conference

The Senate on Monday approved its version of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as a substitute amendment to the version passed by the House (H.R. 2810) in July. House and Senate defense authorizers now must draft a final NDAA — via a conference committee — that will need to pass both chambers before it …… » Read more

New Email Domain & IP Address

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

Innovative Source Selection: Just Do It

Agencies and vendors agree: Using “tech demos” for the source selection process brings unconventional new contractors into the federal fold, according to Steve Kelman in Federal Computer Week. Kelman points to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) Flexible Agile Support for the …… » 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.

Which is Better: Task- or Performance-Based Goals?

While performance-based acquisition has become popular in the procurement world, recent research suggests task-based goals may work better. A National Bureau of Economic Research study discovered that students who set task-based goals, such as taking a specific number of practice tests, improved their grade, while …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-95

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

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