Next Webinar: Acquisition Updates - A Look at April 2017
Join us on Thursday, May 4th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm EST, as we review key acquisition developments from April 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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President Donald Trump launched a Department of Commerce investigation to determine the effect of steel imports on national security and whether U.S. producers could keep up with the planned military rebuilding. “Steel is critical to both our economy and our military. This is not an area where we can afford to become dependent on …… » Read more
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When House and Senate lawmakers reconvene early next week they will have little time to send the White House a measure to keep most federal agencies running beyond the April 28 deadline. During the two-week spring recess, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC's John Harwood that the likelihood of a …… » Read more
Commercial IT products should be exempt from President Donald Trump’s new Buy American executive order (EO) because of federal law, notes Troy K. Schneider, editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week. The exemption is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 and written into Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) …… » Read more
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Efforts to improve worldwide government productivity should include strengthened procurement practices as a core element, according to a McKinsey Center for Government report. The advantages of targeting procurement include: Easier-to-achieve savings versus efforts such as reducing benefits or cutting the government workforce Little …… » Read more
ASI 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.