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Government surpasses small business contracting goal

The federal government exceeded its small business prime contracting goal in fiscal year (FY) 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Friday, awarding 24.99 percent of eligible contracting dollars to small businesses. This is the second consecutive year the government has met or surpassed its small business …… » Read more

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Agencies could strengthen oversight of IT contractors, GAO reports

In testimony last week before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Government Accountability Office (GAO) information security issues director Gregory Wilshusen identified several challenges agencies face in protecting federal information and systems, including in …… » Read more

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OPM outlines plans to boost data security

Responding to the recent data breach, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has outlined 15 new actions it is taking to bolster cybersecurity over the coming months, including: Hiring a new cybersecurity advisor reporting to the OPM director to manage ongoing response to recent incidents, complete development of …… » Read more

COMMUNITY EVENTS & AWARDS

What events should you be attending?  Are there any award programs calling for nominations?

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DoD issues instruction on managing energy commodities and services

The Department of Defense (DoD) has reissued DoD Directive 4140.25, “DoD Management Policy for Energy Commodities and Related Services,” as a DoD Instruction, establishing policy, assigning responsibility, and providing procedures for: The procurement of alternative fuels Sizing, acquiring, and managing petroleum …… » Read more

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

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