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Obama Plan to Curb Unfair Labor Practices Draws Industry Fire

Contractors warn of “blacklisting” while transparency group hails improved practices.

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GSA Ponders Slashing 2-Year Experience Requirement for IT Contractors

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The agency is also considering eliminating a requirement for a spot on the Schedule 70 that potential contractors must have at least two years' corporate experience.

Watchdog: Pentagon Should Integrate Military Services' Efforts at 'Better Buying Power'

Programs are often redundant while affordability studies get ignored due to fragmented governance, GAO finds.

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Why Federal Agencies Should Buy Local

Choosing regional contractors can improve the odds of better service and lower costs.

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18F Awards 16 Firms Spots on Agile BPA

This is the result of a six-month effort by GSA's tech consulting group.

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Why Federal CIO Tony Scott Hates the End-of-Year IT Spending Spree

"That's just a really bad way to run IT,” says one of the Obama administration's top techies.

Energy Report: Solyndra Knowingly Ripped Off Government

The Energy Department’s internal watchdog says the failed solar company that took half a billion dollars in taxpayer money may have knowingly misled federal officials.

Oshkosh Wins Massive Army Contract to Replace Humvee

The Army awarded a $6.7 billion contract Tuesday to the Wisconsin truck-maker for an initial batch of 17,000 vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps.

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Pentagon Unveils New Rules Requiring Contractors to Disclose Data Breaches

Industry says the effort is at odds with a similar White House effort.

Can One Single Service Control All Military Drones?

Ten years ago, the Air Force lost its bid to control the Pentagon’s nascent UAV fleets. Some say it should try again

Agencies Rely on Contractor Tool to Spot Procurement Errors

PotomacWave’s FedDataCheck automates quality review for contracting officers.

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Why Defense Can’t Buy Cyber Stuff Fast Enough

Agile reforms won’t work until the culture changes.

Former director of the Cleveland VA Medical Center already pleaded guilty.

VA Contractor Convicted of Bribing Former Department Official

Mark S. Farmer of Arlington, Va., conspired with former Cleveland VA Medical Center director to get a leg up on competitors.

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