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Navy CO Joins GDMA Scandal

A current Navy Commander is the latest person charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with the widespread scandal involving Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. According to the complaint, Mario Herrera allegedly accepted luxury travel, …… » Read more

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Full Slate Ahead for New OMB Director

The Senate narrowly approved Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), an avowed fiscal hawk, as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Democrats opposed Mulvaney due to such prior actions as moving forward legislation during fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget talks that they say he knew would cause a government shutdown, …… » Read more

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Final Payment Does Not Preclude Contractor Claims, CBCA Says

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) denied the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) request for summary relief from a claim filed by a contractor. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) had awarded Ahtna Environmental Inc. (AEI) a firm fixed-price contract for bridge removal, culvert installation, and other items of …… » Read more

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Market Research That "Goes Beyond" Makes Better Acquisitions

A Professional Services Council (PSC) white paper argues that more robust market research — research that goes beyond market and customer information — improves acquisitions. One key example is the cost savings of informed, data-driven negotiations and market category expertise. A 2016 study by the Hackett Group says …… » Read more

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