Not Reading the PWS is a Bad Idea, ASBCA Confirms

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A contractor didn’t read the PWS, then attempted to recover damages for alleged government delays. It didn’t go well, as seen in a recent ASBCA decision.

SOURCE: Not Reading the PWS is a Bad Idea, ASBCA Confirms

Acting CIOs Still in Place at One-Third of CFO Agencies

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Many of the top tech positions in government remain unfilled.

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DCAA to Share Audit Function With Commercial Firms – Part 3

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This is the third part in our series on Section 803 of the 2018 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which will require the Defense Department to begin utilizing private audit firms to augment the ability of DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) to complete incurred cost audits in a timely manner. Though some may see it differently, this provision is not a rebuke of DCAA’s performance in completing incurred cost audits in a timely manner. It is more a recognition that DCAA is not sufficiently staffed to conduct the full range of audits that the are required by procurement regulations.

SOURCE: DCAA to Share Audit Function With Commercial Firms – Part 3

Bid Protests Decline in 2017

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Contractors filed fewer contract protests for the first time since 2013.

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Latest IT report card means more agencies could get grounded

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Six federal agencies have received lower grades from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for their IT acquisition reform efforts.

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Surprise, Surprise, Congress Does Listen — Well, Kind Of | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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An Analysis of NDAA Section 846’s Online Marketplace Provisions There has been a lot of speculation about the future of commercial items purchasing within

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GSA experimenting with blockchain to cut contracting time

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GSA is experimenting with blockchain to make it easier for vendors on the Schedule 70 IT program to establish contracts through automation.

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What’s behind agency FITARA scores? — FCW

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Agencies shared the stories behind improved, declining and stable FITARA grades.

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Modernization begins at home, says new FAS chief — FCW

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The General Services Administration’s new Federal Acquisition Service commissioner said he will work to make modernized back office systems his legacy at the agency.

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