How Changes in 2019 are Affecting the Federal Contracting Community

January 17, 2020

2019 saw many changes to federal contracting that have proven difficult to adjust to. The government shutdown last year affected several areas of government and federal contractors were among those it affected the most. The shutdown cost government contractors an estimated $3.5 billion. According to a recent article by “The year was defined by […]

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Mark Warner Calls on ODNI and OPM for Security Clearance Reforms

January 14, 2020

Mark Warner (D-Va.), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman, has called upon the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to update security clearance processes that are out of date. The ODNI and OPM have been working through possible changes to update the security clearance system for over […]

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2019 Issues and Initiatives to Watch in 2020

January 09, 2020

Issues and initiatives brought forth in 2019 have the potential to continue into 2020, which the feds will want to monitor. These issues and initiatives affect an array of areas including management and budget, IT and cloud, acquisition, workforce, and cyber. Many of these initiatives could make major changes to these areas if they are […]

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CEO of PSC Warns of Contractors Safety Amid United States and Iran Situation

January 07, 2020

As tensions rise between the United States and Iran, the safety of government contractors in the Middle East has been brought into question. The president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, David Berteau, suggests rethinking the approach to security of these contractors and their vulnerability. Berteau noted that contractors aren’t issued military rifles while […]

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Senate Panel Advances Trump’s Nominee to Lead Small Business Administration

December 23, 2019

Jovita Carranza was nominated by President Trump to lead the SBA and received support from both sides, with the bipartisan Senate panel voting in her favor at 17-2. Carranza is currently serving as the treasurer of the United States, but she also previously worked as the deputy administrator of the SBA during President George W. […]

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