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OMB outlines new information management requirements in Circular No. A-130

As expected, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has updated Circular No. A-130 to improve management of government information resources. The update aims to establish general policy for information technology planning and budgeting and consolidate a wide range of policy updates regarding federal agency cybersecurity, information …… » Read more

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ASI Insights: Three ways contracting officers can innovate

Innovation gets a lot of attention within acquisition but often seems like a far-fetched notion when faced with multiple layers of bureaucracy. At the recent National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress in Orlando, government and industry experts gathered to discuss how to innovate within federal procurement, according to a …… » Read more

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DoD innovation unit open for business

The Department of Defense (DoD) has officially opened its new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) Boston office, which has been organized in three mission areas: the engagement team, the foundry team, and the venture team, Defense News reports.  Together, these groups are intended to spark innovation by familiarizing entrepreneurs …… » Read more

Check-out the new Gaming Center!  It's a fun way to help you test and improve your core acquisition knowledge and base of understanding.

False Claims Act penalties double starting August 1

False Claims Act penalties are set to almost double beginning on August 1, when the penalty will increase from $5,500 to $11,000 per violation, to $10,781.40 to $21,562.80, the National Law Review has reiterated. Many false claims cases involve multiple violations; and whistleblowers may be more apt to report potential claims issues with …… » Read more

ASI Templates current through FAC 2005-87

Support for your file documentation needs! ASI templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-8 changes effective 4/6/2016.

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