20196 NDAA – Consent to Subcontract

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PNWC's Government Contracting Update

The President signed the 2019 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) named for Senator John McCain today. So beginning today, we will be covering just a few of the provisions included in the legislation – those that might be of interest to Government contractors (and prospective Government contractors).

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: 20196 NDAA – Consent to Subcontract

NDAA FY 2019 Signed into Law with Strong Bipartisan Support | Government Contracts Blog

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Today, President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019(H.R. 5515). The bill passed both houses with broad bipartisan support. The House approved the bill by a vote of 359 to 54 and the Senate by a vote of 87 to 10. The law authorizes FY 2019 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense programs and activities, including military personnel strengths.

Source: NDAA FY 2019 Signed into Law with Strong Bipartisan Support | Government Contracts Blog

Agencies gear up for end-of-the-fiscal-year spending rush – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Agencies got a big boost in appropriations midway through the fiscal year, making it harder than usual for them to write contracts to spend all of their appropriated funds. Meanwhile, there are at least some indications that the Trump administration is trying to prevent agencies from spending all of the money they’ve recieved. David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the end-of-year spending rush.

Source: Agencies gear up for end-of-the-fiscal-year spending rush – FederalNewsRadio.com

VetBiz Verification Not Required For Non-VA SDVOSB Contracts, SBA OHA Reiterates – SmallGovCon

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Despite a longstanding and very common misconception, the VA’s SDVOSB verification requirement doesn’t apply to non-VA SDVOSB contracts.

Source: VetBiz Verification Not Required For Non-VA SDVOSB Contracts, SBA OHA Reiterates – SmallGovCon

How bad are agency debriefings? Let us know — Washington Technology

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The research phase of our next WT Insider Report continues as we collect your thoughts on the quality of agency debriefings and their relationship to bid protests.

We did a similar report two years ago but a lot has happened since then s we wanted to revisit the topic.

Click here to take the survey.

Source: How bad are agency debriefings? Let us know — Washington Technology

Defense Agencies Continue Awarding Contracts to Suspended Firms, Report Finds – Contracting – GovExec.com

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At least nine major contractors, working primarily for defense-related agencies, have benefited from waivers under a 1981 law that allows federal officials to override the firms’ suspensions for such misconduct as fraud, bribery and theft.

Source: Defense Agencies Continue Awarding Contracts to Suspended Firms, Report Finds – Contracting – GovExec.com

SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (“Smalltofeds”): SMALL BUSINESS TEAMING IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

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While developing a government marketing plan, teaming with other companies is a productive venue for the small business. This article will convey general guidance pertinent to teaming and explore the types of teaming used successfully by small business federal government contractors.

Source: SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (“Smalltofeds”): SMALL BUSINESS TEAMING IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

How M&A is disrupting the federal market — Washington Technology

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M&A is too important to ignore, so we are taking a deep dive into what it all means.

Source: How M&A is disrupting the federal market — Washington Technology

‘Playing to win’ in the GovCon market – FederalNewsRadio.com

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This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviews self-proclaimed proposal process “geek” Carl Dickson,  founder of PropLibrary.comand CapturePlanning.com on a variety of issues.

Topics from the 2018 Federal Contractor Study included:

Source: ‘Playing to win’ in the GovCon market – FederalNewsRadio.com

Set Your Sights on USDA Centers of Excellence Bids for Q4 and Beyond | Lohfeld

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In December, the White House announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would serve as the first of GSA’s Center of Excellence (CoE) for IT Modernization. USDA is at the forefront for implementing the Trump administration’s IT Modernization Plan with a series of acquisitions covering multiple skill sets, technology stacks, and application portfolios.

Source: Set Your Sights on USDA Centers of Excellence Bids for Q4 and Beyond | Lohfeld

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