OMB Releases Memorandum Providing Guidance on Category Management

March 27, 2019

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Deputy Director for Management released a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies on March 20, 2019, titled ‘Category Management: Making Smarter Use of Common Contract Solutions and Practices.’ The purpose of the Memorandum was to provide guidance on the use of category management. According to […]

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House to Hold Hearing on Small Business Runway Extension Act

March 25, 2019

According to the House Committee on Small Businesses website, the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will meet for a hearing titled, “Cleared for Take-off? Implementation of the Small Business Runway Extension Act.” The Hearing is scheduled for March 26, 2019. In December 2018 the Act was signed into law.  It was […]

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Federal News Network: FBI and DoD IG Launch Prelim Investigation into JEDI

March 21, 2019

Read the entire article by Federal News Network here.  The Defense Department inspector general and the FBI have launched a preliminary investigation into the DoD’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program and the Washington Headquarters Services’ role in this and other acquisitions. A source confirmed to Federal News Network that they have met […]

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GSA Announces Award to Ernst and Young LLP

March 20, 2019

The days of the DUNS number may be coming to an end, at least in federal procurement. The General Services Administration announced on March 18, 2019, that it awarded a $41,751,329 contract to Ernst and Young to provide identity validation services for the federal contracting process. The contract with a one-year base and four option […]

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Federal Acquisition Security Council to Meet

March 18, 2019

The Federal Acquisition Security Council, who will work closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Risk Management Center,  is close to holding its first meeting with agencies. At an ACT-IAC panel in Washington, NRMC Director Bob Kolasky said that the council is composed of senior agency leadership at the director or undersecretary level from […]

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