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Temporary Government Spending Bill Passed to Avoid Government Shutdown Through December 20th

November 15, 2019

As the House focuses on impeachment hearings, Congress is working to pass a spending bill that will keep the government from shutting down between now and December 20th. One of the main roadblocks in creating the new budget has been President Trump’s wishes for $8 billion in funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the […]

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Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) Announced by Justice Department.

November 11, 2019

The PCSF was recently announced by the Justice Department. Its main goals are to deter, detect, investigate, and prosecute antitrust crimes. The PCSF will be run as an interagency partnership between the FBI, prosecutors from the Antitrust Division, prosecutors from 13 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Postal […]

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Policy Regarding Hiring Options For Some Contractors

November 08, 2019

President Trump and his administration announced Thursday that an Obama era policy would be coming to an end. The executive order titled; “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts” required service contractors taking over government work from a previous company to offer nonmanagerial employees the option to continue working their jobs before hiring new employees. […]

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The Senate Sees Success and Struggle While Deciding on Budgets

November 05, 2019

Last month, the Senate saw its first success in voting on the budget when it passed bipartisan bills for the funding of the Agriculture, Transportation, and Interior Agencies. However, this success was short-lived when it came to the next vote involving President Trump’s border wall. This vote involved budgets for the border wall, health care, […]

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WaPo: Seeking an edge over geopolitical rivals, Pentagon exploits an obscure regulatory workaround

October 23, 2019

The Pentagon has been using a loophole to sidestep federal acquisition rules that are typically required when government agencies make large purchases. Using Other Transaction Authority agreements (OTAs), defense agencies are able to use non-traditional defense contracts and purchase weapons/other defense materials quicker. This loophole is being utilized in the hopes that the U.S. military […]

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