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Does the White House Want to Add or Remove Staff from Your Agency?

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request increases staffing at most large agencies, Government Executive reports. The civilian federal workforce would grow by 4 percent under the proposal, with all Cabinet-level agencies seeing increases except the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Interior (DOI), which would …… » Read more


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Goodbye, DUNS

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a $41.8 million contract to Ernst and Young LLP to provide a new governmentwide entity validation services system. The system will replace the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) provided by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) since 1998 and move to a government-owned unique entity …… » Read more

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Companion Bills Target Gov’t Procurement and Security of “Internet of Things” Devices

Bipartisan companion bills recently introduced in the House and Senate would require that Internet-connected lights, thermostats, and other “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices bought by federal agencies meet certain minimum security requirements. 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!

1 Recommendation Could Change the Gov’t Cloud Game

Government acquisition has come a long way from the “pre-commercial items” era 25 years ago, yet it is becoming increasingly difficult today to purchase modern IT items that are a distinct commercial product or service. That’s why the Section 809 Panel’s ideas for “consumption-based solutions” are …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-99

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-99, effective June 15, 2018.

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