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Mold and Cold No More!

An Army official has pledged to look into and address problems with on-base housing that have left some families grappling with unsafe and unstable living situations, Reuters reports. Investigations by the news agency, initially prompted by its discovery last year of lead poisoning hazards at several Army bases, later revealed additional …… » Read more


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

Agency Ignored Issues with Old Post Office Lease

The General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Office of General Counsel (OGC) erred when it decided not to consider whether the 2016 election of Donald Trump — who held a majority interest in the lease of GSA’s Old Post Office (OPO) — to become President violated either his company’s lease with GSA or …… » Read more

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Bill to Standardize Grant Reporting and All-American Flag Act Advance — Again

Measures seeking to modernize federal grant reporting and requiring agencies to buy U.S. flags that are 100 percent domestically sourced have cleared the House once more. Read more>> … » 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!

Almost 3 of 4 DC Techies Prefer Amazon

Since Amazon announced it would put a second headquarters (HQ2) in the District of Columbia (DC) metro area, there’s been concern it could steal already scarce IT talent from the government and federal contractors. A new poll suggests that possibility could be likely. In an online survey with 1,007 respondents, 71 percent …… » Read more

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