Latest Count of ‘Revolving Door’ Defense Contractors Names Names – Contracting – GovExec.com

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As many as 380 high-ranking Defense Department officials and officers over the past decade left government to become lobbyists, corporate board members and defense contractor consultants, according to a transparency group’s tabulations.

Source: Latest Count of ‘Revolving Door’ Defense Contractors Names Names – Contracting – GovExec.com

Why fixed-price contracts can be a ‘mixed blessing’ – Washington Business Journal

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Rely too much on standardization and sapping creativity, or using automation but not redeploying talent on higher-level work, and talent might flee, according to an industry analyst.

Source: Why fixed-price contracts can be a ‘mixed blessing’ – Washington Business Journal

Program Management: Intersection of Collaboration, Curiosity and Constraint — Washington Technology

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Does this title sound unusual? If you’re engaged with customers in any way, the implication of this triangulation is crucial to your organization’s revenue generation effort whether you realize it or not. Customer engagement is at the forefront of any business development activity whether an individual serves in BD, capture or program management.

Source: Program Management: Intersection of Collaboration, Curiosity and Constraint — Washington Technology

Three DOT Contracts Expected to Drop by the End of the Year

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We are tracking three Department of Transportation (DOT) contracts expected to drop by the end of the year: Monitoring and Technical Assistance Support (MTAS); Communications and Operations Research Analysis Support Services (CORA); and Enroute Technical Assistance Support Services (ETASS). Are you considering going after any of these DOT opportunities? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before you make a bid decision.

Source: Three DOT Contracts Expected to Drop by the End of the Year

Are OTAs overused? — Washington Technology

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NOTE: This article first appeared on FCW.com.

A more-nimble and recently expanded acquisition vehicle is in danger of becoming an overused “go-to” solution for agencies — and earning congressional scrutiny as a result — two leading acquisition officials said.

Source: Are OTAs overused? — Washington Technology

Top 5 Government Contracting Events in December 2018

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There are tons of valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We’ve narrowed down the top 5 events that you should attend in the upcoming weeks.

While you’re here, check out Red Team’s event calendar for upcoming government contracting events that we are hosting.

Source: Top 5 Government Contracting Events in December 2018

Year-end prep can pay tax dividends — Washington Technology

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Every year I speak with CPAs who bemoan the chaos and rush to file taxes for many of their government clients. While these professionals get the job done for their clients, it often takes more time (and increased cost) with a less than ideal product.

Source: Year-end prep can pay tax dividends — Washington Technology

Yes, Foreign-Owned Entities Can Be Small Businesses Under SBA Government Contracting Rules | SmallGovCon – Government Contracts Law Blog

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Government contractors often assume that a foreign-owned company cannot qualify as a small business under the SBA’s government contracting size rules.

Source: Yes, Foreign-Owned Entities Can Be Small Businesses Under SBA Government Contracting Rules | SmallGovCon – Government Contracts Law Blog

Notice of Intent to Disallow Costs

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PNWC's Government Contracting Update

The Government cannot arbitrarily withhold contract funds. There is a due process involved that consists of written rationale in the form of a proposed action but also gives contractors ample opportunity to state their case as to why that action should not be taken.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: Notice of Intent to Disallow Costs

Section 809 Panel Achieves $1 Coin Clause Removal | SmallGovCon – Government Contracts Law Blog

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If, like us, you spend your days reading through the FAR, you might suppose that there are opportunities to streamline the regulations. Congress agreed, at least for DOD acquisitions, and as part of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, created the Section 809 panel, an independent advisory panel on streamlining acquisition regulations. The panel is working to improve many aspects of acquisitions law, including, as we’ve written about, the definition of subcontract.

Source: Section 809 Panel Achieves $1 Coin Clause Removal | SmallGovCon – Government Contracts Law Blog

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