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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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Comptroller General Testifies Before Senate Committee

March 15, 2019

Comptroller General of the U.S., Gene L. Dodaro, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the GAO’s report on high-risk areas. The statement notes: “Substantial efforts are needed by the executive branch to achieve progress on highrisk areas. Addressing GAO’s hundreds of open recommendations across the high-risk areas and continued […]

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U.S. Obtains Over $25 Million in Forfeited Funds

March 13, 2019

The United States Justice Department released a statement on March 5, 2019, regarding $25 million obtained in forfeited funds as part of a successful effort to root out fraud and corruption in government contracting in Afghanistan. According to the document: “The Department of Justice has reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture case against assets […]

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Law360: GAO rejects IBM’s claim of alleged leak

March 08, 2019

According to an article posted on Law360, The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has again rejected IBM’s claims over an alleged leak of its bid on a $47.8 million IT support deal to Accenture Federal Services, LLC.  Accenture won the task order. IBM protested that the awardee violated the procurement integrity provisions of the Office of Federal […]

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Bloomberg Law: Court holds that TSA illegally overrode an automatic stay of performance

March 07, 2019

U.S. Court of Federal Claims decides that the TSA unlawfully overrode an automatic stay of performance. A stay of performance is triggered when a protest is filed. Aviation Security Management LLC was to receive a $48 million contract to provide airport security services for the TSA. TSA’s Screening Partnership Program (“SPP”) is a statutorily authorized […]

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