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2 Border Patrol Agents for $13.6M?

After roughly one year and $13.6 million, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) contractor is underdelivering on its promise to hire 7,500 new agents and officers ... It has only helped onboard two. Contractor Accenture is “nowhere near” meeting the five-year hiring goal, even after having relied heavily on CBP …… » Read more

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Trump Suggests a Defense Budget Bump

Reversing course, President Donald Trump has signaled support for a $750 billion Department of Defense (DoD) budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2020. In October, Trump asked agencies to cut their FY2020 budgets by 5 percent and DoD to shoot for a $700 billion budget. However, according to POLITICO, he reconsidered DoD’s budget after a …… » Read more

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Biobased Procurement Program to Get 5-Year Extension

The final version of a sweeping farm bill approved by Congress this week contains language to extend through 2023 the BioPreferred Program, which directs federal agencies to buy biobased products in categories determined by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read more>> … » Read more

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Meet Coast Guard’s Homeland Heroes

Two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Acquisition Directorate leaders have been recognized by the Government Technology & Services Coalition’s Homeland Security Today (HST) as Homeland Heroes award winners. Michael Derrios, senior procurement executive and head of contracting activity, and Dwight Deneal, director of small business and …… » Read more

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