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HUD Chief Cleared in Furniture Procurement Investigation

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found no evidence of misconduct by Secretary Ben Carson concerning procurement of a $31,000 dining room set for his secretarial suite. OIG investigated allegations that Carson violated federal law with the procurement when, as a presidentially appointed …… » Read more


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Don’t Let the End of the FY Get You Down

The end of the fiscal year (FY) is a stressful time for federal acquisition professionals, which opens the door to negative thoughts and emotions. But to brave this busy last quarter, don’t let pessimism get you stuck in a rut and fixated on failures instead of solutions. An optimistic attitude positively correlates to both job …… » Read more

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From DUNS to UEI: Details Begin to Emerge

The General Services Administration (GSA) has released more information to help agencies and industry prepare for the new governmentwide entity validation services system. Following a public information session in July, GSA collected and answered over 100 questions related to the Unique Entity ID (UEI), which will replace the Data Universal …… » 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!

Coast Guard’s Acquisition Workforce Racks Up Awards

After it recently won four Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Honorary Program Management Awards, the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) acquisition community gained more recognition at DHS’ inaugural Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Excellence Awards. Awards went to 12 USCG contracting professionals, including: Contracting …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2019-06

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2019-06, effective September 10, 2019.

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