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2-Week Government Funding Measure Headed for Enactment

Congress has sent the White House a stopgap appropriations measure — called a continuing resolution or CR — that will extend funding for federal agencies for two weeks. “This simple, clean extension provides funding for government programs through December 22, and will allow additional time for House and Senate leadership to …… » Read more

POLLING RESULTS

How have your peers voted in our most recent VAO daily news polls?  Explore the results.

DoD and Military Acquisition Reforms Reflect 2 Common Themes

Speed and a stable budget emerged as common themes for acquisition reform as four officials from the Pentagon and military testified before the Senate Committee on Armed Services Thursday. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), told the committee her office’s priority is improving …… » 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.

Prime Stiffs Subcontractor in Fraud Scheme

A federal contractor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. on a $1.5 million construction contract with the General Services Administration (GSA). Milton Cleve Collins did not fully pay the small business he subcontracted to replace the roof and air conditioning system at a federal courthouse and post office. He then filed …… » Read more

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Army Takes Action to Streamline Contracting

As part of its acquisition reform effort, the Army issued a directive aimed at streamlining the service’s contracting process. In a November memorandum, then acting Secretary Ryan McCarthy noted that “contracting timelines for systems acquisition can take from 1 to 2 years, slowing the acquisition process and delaying the …… » 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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