Members of Congress and panelists alike hinted to a certain sense of deja vu at an April 26 hearing on creating a flexible and effective information technology management and acquisition system in the Department of Defense.
To ensure that their applications are flexible and won’t suffer if a cloud service goes down, agencies should deploy apps across multiple cloud service providers.
When incumbent services contractors see a recompetition coming, it often sets off their “spidey sense.” But there are limits to how much a contractor can control the solicitation put out by the agency for which it’s working. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares a recent case in point on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Trump signed into law a CRA resolution repealing the so-called “blacklisting” rule, which imposed strict labor reporting upon government contractors.
A new Defense Cost Accounting Standards Board (“D-CASB”) will oversee the application of the Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) to defense contracts.
Instead of purchasing what’s built to last, the government should think about purchasing with change in mind.
DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) recently made its fiscal year 2016 Report to Congress available on its public website. This is the sixth annual report published by DCAA which is required by Statute and began during the time that DCAA was under intense scrutiny over the quality of its audits. This report, and all of the reports, highlights DCAA’s audit performance, recommendations to improve its audit processes, industry outreach activities, and key accomplishments.
Are you a small business interested in meeting DON IT leaders?
The DON IT Conference East 2017 will include a Small Business Speed Networking session providing the opportunity for one-on-one discussions between small business companies and DON IT leaders. This small business focused session will be held on Tuesday, May 16, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the conference hotel, Hilton Norfolk The Main, in the 4th floor Main Ballroom.
After years of steady declines, spending on contracts by the armed forces and Defense agencies are heading back up. Andrew Hunter, director of the defense-industrial initiatives group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
Although companies often conduct internal investigations in the normal course of business, recent developments suggest that companies need to reconsider certain aspects of how they structure their investigations to avoid potential new downfalls. On May 4, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, Crowell & Moring attorneys Gail Zirkelbach, Steve Byers, Jacintha Alves and Judy Choi will highlight some of these new developments and provide practical advice on the steps companies should take in conducting their internal investigations as a result. Specifically, the panel will discuss: