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Fed Pay Raise Is Official; Now What?

The spending package signed by President Donald Trump last week grants a 1.9 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, overruling a pay freeze he ordered last December. But when will you see the bump? The first paycheck to include the raise will likely be the first or third week of March, provided the President issues a timely …… » Read more

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CRs Undermine DoD Procurements, Right? Maybe Not

While observers have long decried the negative effect of frequent continuing resolutions (CRs) on federal contract spending, a recent study found no direct correlation between the use of CRs to fund federal agencies and increased costs and award delays in defense procurements. In fact, according to an analysis by the RAND Corporation, between …… » Read more

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Former Fed and Contractor Are in a Picatinny Pickle

A former defense contractor official and former employee at Picatinny Arsenal have been charged for conspiring to steer military contracts. Indra Nayee, a Picatinny Arsenal division director for contractor “Company A,” allegedly devised the fraud scheme with Robert Dombroski. Dombroski was a federal employee until he …… » 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!

Fed Grievance Cases Continue to Pile Up

The late February departure of the Merit Systems Protection Board’s (MSPB’s) last remaining member will not only leave the board deserted but may place it in legal limbo as well, Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys warn. The Washington Post reports that two of the board’s three seats have been vacant since before the …… » 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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