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Appeals Court Decision Rejuvenates Civil Service Reform Battle

A federal appeals court reversed a district court decision regarding the Trump administration’s efforts to implement three civil service reform executive orders (EOs). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court’s decision to strike down key provisions of President Donald Trump’s EOs, …… » Read more


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Legislation Aims to Consolidate, Update Improper Payments Laws

The Senate this week unanimously approved legislation aimed at streamlining and improving on the federal government’s efforts to reduce improper payments by consolidating, codifying, and updating previous improper payments laws. Read more>> … » Read more

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DoD Is Getting Disciplined About Procurement

Defending the country is expensive, but the Department of Defense (DoD) has been practicing more “discipline” in its approach to manage procurement and spending, Defense One reports. According to former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, DoD has had to employ “tough accountability, right incentives, and tenacious focus on the …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

Untested Parts, Failed Parts, and an $11M Settlement

A contractor has agreed to pay $11 million to settle allegations it supplied the military with electrical connectors it did not properly test, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. ITT Cannon allegedly sold six models of untested connectors directly to the government and through other contractors that installed them into equipment for …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2019-01

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2019-01, effective January 22, 2019.

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