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Senator threatens hold on GSA administrator nomination

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) plans to place a hold on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Denise Turner Roth to become the next administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) until the agency provides a firm completion date and updated estimated life-cycle costs for the System for Award Management (SAM), Federal …… » Read more


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OPM reactivates background check system

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) last week reinstated limited processing of background checks via its web-based Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system. The agency deactivated e-QIP in June to correct a security vulnerability. OPM is granting federal agencies access to the system incrementally to ensure an …… » Read more


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DISA, NIST invite comment on cybersecurity guides

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) last week released new proposed guidelines related to cloud security and the use and integration of cloud computing in the Department of Defense. The three draft documents address cloud computing security requirements, cloud access point functional requirements, and a concept of operations …… » Read more


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DoD OIG recommends validation of commercial item determinations

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation generally purchased sole-source aircraft engine spare parts at fair and reasonable prices, the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined in a recent review. OIG performed a price analysis on a nonstatistical sample of spare parts valued at $23 million and found the …… » Read more

ASI Templates current through FAC 2005-82

See the new template “Pass-through Determination” for FAR 15.404-1(h)(2) changes effective 6/8/2015

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