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NDAA Passed by Congress Despite Veto by Trump

February 01, 2021

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress on January 1st in an 81-13 Senate vote to override Trump’s veto. Trump’s effort to veto the bill was strongly opposed by lawmakers as many argued his objections were unrelated to national defense and instead focused on repealing section 230 of the 1996 Communications Act. […]

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GSA Implements Section 876 Increasing Competition and Access to Commercial Markets

September 23, 2020

In August, the General Service Administration (GSA) released two pieces of information regarding Section 876. On August 14th the “GSA issued the ASTRO solicitation for manned, unmanned, and robotic platforms.  ASTRO marks the first use of the Section 876 authority by the agency.” In addition to ASTRO “GSA issued a Federal Acquisition Regulation deviation implementing Section 876 […]

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8(a) STARS III GWAC Released by GSA

September 16, 2020

The General Service Administration (GSA) has released the 8(a) STARS III Governementwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The STARS program is known “governmentwide as a best-in-class, easy-to-use, and streamlined procurement solution to purchase information technology services from 8(a) prime contractors.” This GWAC focuses more on emerging technologies and performance located outside of the Continental US. Many praise […]

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Payment Schedule Changes For FSA Contractors

April 18, 2020

Jeffrey Koses, a senior procurement executive for The General Services Administration (GSA), announced in a recent memo that GSA’s contracting personnel would be able to accelerate payments to its contractors. Contractors include small business prime contractors and prime contractors’ small business subcontractors. The payment times deviate from the federal rules of 30 days down to […]

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Democrats Make Suggestions for Coronavirus Rescue Package to Aid Federal Workers

April 16, 2020

House Democrats, Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), have made several proposed additions to the Coronavirus Rescue Package for Federal employees and contractors. An article by Federal News Network discusses priorities laid out by Democrats and their reasoning behind it each proposed item. Proposed additions included childcare reimbursements, flexibility with health insurance plan enrollment, […]

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