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Will Federal Contractors Get Back Pay?

June 21, 2019

According to a recent article by Nextgov.com, there’s still a chance that federal contractors unpaid during the January/February 2019 shutdown could get back pay. The House Appropriations Committee package now includes contractor back pay to hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who went unpaid during the last government shutdown, which lasted 35 days. The provision […]

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FCW.com: Senate Panel Passes Law to Prevent Shutdowns

June 20, 2019

As another spending crisis looms, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill on June 19 to help prevent future shutdowns.  The bill is designed to impose negative consequences on Congress and the administration if there is a government shutdown. According to FCW.com: The bipartisan bill sponsored by Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) […]

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OMB Proposes Streamlining Federal Acquisition Process

June 17, 2019

On April 30, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to Congress with legislative proposals to improve and streamline the federal acquisition process. One such proposal was the establishment of an “Acquisition Modernization Test Board,” which would authorize the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to: “exercise a waiver of […]

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DOJ Issues Formal Guidance on False Claims Act

June 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice issues formal guidance on 5/7/19 that it may grant credit for cooperation during False Claims Act investigations. According to an article published in Lexology.com, the cooperation credit may be earned by voluntarily disclosing misconduct that is unknown to the government. It may also be earned by cooperating in an ongoing […]

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Bloomberg Government: Federal Contractors on Unclassified Prime Contracts at Lowest Level in 10 Years

June 07, 2019

According to a recent article published by Bloomberg, the federal supplier base continued to shrink in fiscal 2018. Despite a steady rise in government contract spending, the number of federal contractors working on unclassified prime contracts is at its lowest level in 10 years. There has been a 27% drop since fiscal 2009, with a […]

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