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Statement of Objectives: Using the ultimate performance-based requirement definition

 

Join us on Thursday, January 25, from 12:00 – 1:00pm EST, as we discuss the differences between a SOO, a Statement of Work (SOW) and a Performance Work Statement (PWS) with suggestions on how to determine when a SOO is the best fit. We touch on the roles of the acquisition team, how to develop and refine a SOO and the pros and cons of using a SOO through all phases of the acquisition process from pre-solicitation to post award.  

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Shutdown Clock to Strike at Midnight with No Gov’t Funding Agreement in Sight

The House on Thursday passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open through February 16, but Senate action remained uncertain at press time. Read more>> … » Read more

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Stop the Software Ban, Kaspersky Demands

Russian anti-virus software provider Kaspersky Lab is seeking to halt the governmentwide ban on its products, NextGov reports. Last September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a binding operational directive ordering agencies to eliminate Kaspersky’s software from federal IT networks due to concerns over the …… » 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.

$1.7M Resolves Unauthorized Copy Toner Buys

An Army Contracting Command (ACC) contractor has agreed to pay over $1.7 million to settle overcharges resulting from a subcontractor’s unauthorized purchases, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Accenture Federal Services LLC notified the Army of the overcharges stemming from a subcontractor secretly purchasing copy toner and …… » Read more

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R&E Nominee Will Bridge the Tech "Valley of Death"

The nominee for the first-ever defense undersecretary for research and engineering (R&E) has voiced his support for the Department of Defense’s (DoD's) innovation hubs as well as his intention to bridge the “valley of death” between technology development and product production, Federal News …… » 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 1/19/2017.

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