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Senate Panel Advances Bills to Prevent Shutdowns and Modernize Grant Reporting

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee cleared a range of bills for floor consideration last week, including a measure to prevent future government shutdowns and legislation aimed at modernizing federal grant reporting. Read more>> … » Read more


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Are You a Micromanager?

Last week, VAO talked about how to get a micromanaging boss to stand down, but what if you are that micromanager? Detail-oriented, hands-on, having high standards of performance — while these traits are sought after in a leader, they can easily turn into being nit-picky and domineering. If you cross the line into micromanaging, it can …… » Read more

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Get Cloud Smart With OMB’s Final Strategy

The final version of the White House’s Cloud Smart policy, which offers implementation guidance to realize the potential of the cloud, has made its debut. While the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) does not make significant changes from the draft version, the final policy does include some differences. For instance, it: Adds …… » 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!

Contractor Exec Charged for Accepting Kickbacks

A contractor executive has been charged with accepting over $400,000 in illegal kickbacks while working on multimillion-dollar contracts at two military bases in Georgia, according to U.S. district court records, Associated Press reports. A construction firm for which David Kennedy worked as director of operations obtained over $37 million in …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2019-01

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2019-01, effective January 22, 2019.

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