Lax Contract Compliance Practices Costs Contractor $750,000 | PNWC’s Government Contracting Update

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A publishing company based in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $750 thousand in civil penalties to resolve claims arising from allegations that it sloppily complied with the terms of its Government, particularly requirements related to safeguarding personally identifiable information. These claims were only allegations and the contractor admitted no liability in paying the $750 thousand.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: Lax Contract Compliance Practices Costs Contractor $750,000

Victory! SDVOSBs Win In Kingdomware Supreme Court Decision – SmallGovCon

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SDVOSBs and VOSBs are big winners in the wake of a unanimous Supreme Court decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States.

Source: Victory! SDVOSBs Win In Kingdomware Supreme Court Decision – SmallGovCon

Breaking: Kingdomware Wins Unanimously! – SmallGovCon

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Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. has unanimously won its Supreme Court battle with the VA over the VA’s SDVOSB and VOSB “rule of two.”

Source: Breaking: Kingdomware Wins Unanimously! – SmallGovCon

81 companies win $25B DHS contract — Washington Technology

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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a contract with a $25 billion ceiling to 81 companies to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract Program.

Source: 81 companies win $25B DHS contract — Washington Technology

DOD officials say IT acquisition rules still woefully outdated — FCW

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Acquisition reform has typically been iterative, via the annual defense policy bill. That approach has still left acquisition officials wanting for a means of speeding up the process.

Source: DOD officials say IT acquisition rules still woefully outdated — FCW

$3 billion worth of IT is about to kick the bucket — FCW

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Federal CIO Tony Scott is again warning that the government faces a crisis of outmoded IT.

Source: $3 billion worth of IT is about to kick the bucket — FCW

The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part III: What You Need to Know About Affiliation and Joint Ventures – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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As we have previously addressed, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule, Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments, has implemented numerous changes to small business contracting contained in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (FY2013 NDAA).  Below we discuss an important change to one affiliation test as well… Continue Reading

Source: The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part III: What You Need to Know About Affiliation and Joint Ventures – Government Contracts Legal Forum

Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs | Federal Register

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Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs

A Notice by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 06/06/2016

This document has a comment period that ends in 21 days (07/06/2016)

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Notice Of Request For Comments Regarding An Extension Of A Previously Existing Omb Clearance.

SUMMARY

Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Travel Costs.

Source: Federal Register | Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs

Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary | Computerworld

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A proposal in Massachusetts — not widely expected to pass — would require an employer to pay at least 50% of a former employer’s salary during the period of time the non-compete is in effect.

Source: Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary | Computerworld

Federal Contractor Guidance on Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination Arrives Amid Heated Congressional Debate – Contracting – GovExec.com

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Rule implementing Obama executive order seeks to clarify new requirements and help contractors avoid sex and pay discrimination.

Source: Federal Contractor Guidance on Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination Arrives Amid Heated Congressional Debate – Contracting – GovExec.com

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