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  • The VAO Resource Guide is a list of all the original and updated publications VAO published in 2019.


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Army’s Night Court Will Stay in Session

The Army’s night court process continues to put lower-priority programs on the chopping block, and Secretary Ryan McCarthy expects even “harder choices” to come after the fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget. Last year, night court helped Army realign over $30 billion in the future years defense program (FYDP) for FYs 2020 to 2024 …… » Read more


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The Year That Was: A Look Back at Key 2019 Laws and Regulatory Changes

Enactment of a sweeping two-year budget deal, pay hikes for military personnel and civilian feds, and dozens of new contracting policy requirements were among the legislative accomplishments scattered across the first session of the 116th Congress. Read more>> … » Read more

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Federal Grants: Not for iTunes and Sports Bars

A former university professor who allegedly misused federal grant funding on personal expenses has been charged with theft, The Associated Press reports. Prosecutors allege that Chika Nwankpa, who headed Drexel University’s electrical engineering department, spent $96,000 in federal grant money at adult entertainment venues and sports …… » 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!

Bring Your Agency Website into the 21st Century

A set of standards published by the General Services Administration (GSA) this week will help agencies design public-facing websites and digital services that comply with the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA). The standards suggest agencies use the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) maturity model to deliver accessible, …… » Read more

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