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DOJ Cracks Down on Procurement Fraud in Military Bases Overseas

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reported progress in its ongoing efforts to fight procurement fraud and corruption on U.S. military bases overseas. For example, DOJ recently charged two individuals for participating in a bribery conspiracy: While living in Iraq, Mark Fryday and Lara Mohammed allegedly owned companies that sought contracts …… » Read more

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IoT Security Bill Advances

The House has easily passed legislation calling for Internet-connected lights, thermostats, and the growing number of other Internet of Things (IoT) devices bought by federal agencies to meet minimum security requirements. Read more>> … » Read more

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3 QSMOs Are Warming Up Their Shared Services Models

Three of the four agencies enlisted to helm shared services marketplaces for the federal government broke ground in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and are getting ready to offer initial services. Those designated quality services management offices (QSMOs) are: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), for cybersecurity services: …… » 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!

SBA Resolves 2 8(a) Program Problems

While many watchdog reports focus on agency challenges, a recent Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report highlighted SBA’s success in taking corrective actions on previous recommendations. In 2016 and 2018, OIG issued reports on SBA’s management of the 8(a) Business Development Program, noting …… » Read more

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