Government Executive - Contracting and intelligence from the federal procurement arenaen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -04003 Myths That Cripple Acquisition: No. 1 Government Can Be Perfect it will take to set realistic expectations for federal programs.Kymm McCabeFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Management Chief Sees Opportunity to Build on Contracting Successes Cobert tells contractors they are patriotic partners with federal employees.Charles S. ClarkTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:19:29 -0400 Deputy Director for Management Beth CobertCSPANObama Wants Federal Contractors to Pay Men and Women Equally will sign two executive orders Tuesday to prevent pay discrimination.Eric KatzMon, 07 Apr 2014 15:47:35 -0400 Kaster/APUrgency Exceptions for War-Zone Contracts Mostly Justified, GAO Finds, State and USAID advised to improve documentation for noncompetitive contracts.Charles S. ClarkThu, 27 Mar 2014 15:32:27 -0400 security forces and U.S. soldiers arrive at the site where a suicide attacker rammed a car bomb into a NATO convoy killing two foreign civilian contractors, in the Afghan capital Kabul, Afghanistan on Feb. 10, 2014.Rahmat Gul/APAnalysis: Obama's Incredibly Underwhelming Executive Orders White House moves to help workers may be well-intentioned, but they will achieve little.Nancy Cook, National JournalFri, 21 Mar 2014 15:28:00 -0400 Walsh/APWhy Cloud Computing Is Like Water for IT resources ‘by the drink’ cuts costs and boosts innovation.Kymm McCabe, ASI GovernmentWed, 19 Mar 2014 12:44:38 -0400 Some Data on Contractor Past Performance is Missing or Inaccurate McCaskill says ‘clumsy’ databases aren’t helping agencies avoid incompetent contractors.Charles S. ClarkThu, 06 Mar 2014 16:55:00 -0500 Scott Applewhite/AP file photoCommittee Approves Bill to Increase Agencies’ Small Biz Contracting Goals package targets bundling, reverse auctions.Charles S. ClarkThu, 06 Mar 2014 14:19:00 -0500“Greater small business involvement in federal contracting benefits companies and taxpayers alike,” said panel Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo.House GOPHouse Republicans Would Raise Small-Business Contract Goals comes as GAO calls agency performance data inadequate.Charles S. ClarkWed, 26 Feb 2014 14:24:00 -0500 Sam Graves, R-MOHouse GOPGSA Advances Services Contracts with Small Business set-aside is aimed at reducing duplication across agencies.Charles S. ClarkTue, 25 Feb 2014 16:25:00 -0500 Taps Contractors for Lessons on Rebuilding Afghanistan still vital after U.S. troops leave in December, IG John Sopko says.Charles S. ClarkTue, 18 Feb 2014 16:41:00 -0500 Issues Order Boosting Minimum Wage for Contractors only covers contracts issued starting Jan. 1, 2015.Tom ShoopWed, 12 Feb 2014 15:41:42 -0500 Martin/AP Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors to issue executive order boosting rate to $10.10 per hour.Tom ShoopTue, 28 Jan 2014 08:29:43 -0500 Kaster/APTop Contractor for Background Checks Charged With Fraud Department takes on whistleblower’s suit against USIS.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Jan 2014 16:46:43 -0500 Department of Justice headquarters J. David Ake/APFederal Contractors Saw Available Work Shrink in 2013 York Times analysis says awards fell 11 percent.Charles S. ClarkThu, 16 Jan 2014 16:19:00 -0500 6kor3dos/Shutterstock.comSmall Business Contractors Get Boost in Defense Authorization Republicans pleased, but one industry group less so.Charles S. ClarkMon, 30 Dec 2013 15:06:59 -0500 user HouseGOPRep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.Vendors Doing Business with IRS Owe Nearly $600M in Back Taxes find more than 1,100 delinquent businesses escaped agency’s controls.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Dec 2013 12:47:53 -0500“When the IRS conducts business with vendors that do not comply with federal tax laws, it conveys a contradictory message in relation to its mission to ensure compliance with the tax laws,” said J. Russell George.Charles Dharapak/AP file photoContractors Report Revenue Losses from Sequestration shows two-thirds of 220 firms were adversely affected.Charles S. ClarkTue, 17 Dec 2013 11:26:17 -0500 Dmitry/Shutterstock.comArmy Engineers Spent $5.4 Million on Unusable Incinerators in Afghanistan burning of solid waste put base personnel at risk, SIGAR says.Charles S. ClarkMon, 16 Dec 2013 11:10:08 -0500 Army/APBudget Deal's Lower Contractor Pay Cap Pleases Many group continues to sound warnings the ceiling might hinder recruiting.Charles S. ClarkFri, 13 Dec 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Keith A Frith/Shutterstock.comVA’s Use of Reverse-Auction Contracts Comes Under Attack join GAO in questioning claims of savings and help for small businesses.Charles S. ClarkWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:30:16 -0500 “FedBid’s real compensation comes from the fee -- up to 3 percent-- it adds onto the final award price of vendor contracts,” Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., said in a statementDavid Zalubowski/AP file photoFederal Contractors Are Violating Labor Laws, Senate Panel Finds major firms linked to infractions of safety and wage standards.Charles S. ClarkWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:51:47 -0500 Tom Harkin, D-IowaJ. Scott Applewhite/APProgressive Dems to Obama: Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors say president can bypass Congress.Eric KatzFri, 06 Dec 2013 16:18:00 -0500 Keith Ellison, D-Minn., right, and Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, are co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.J. Scott Applewhite/APWhite House Makes Few Friends in Raising Contractor Pay Cap and industry decry mandatory change in reimbursement level -- for different reasons.Charles S. ClarkThu, 05 Dec 2013 11:58:55 -0500 Has Help Challenging Loss of Federal Contracts After Gulf Spill groups say suspension of all BP business units sets a dangerous precedent.Ben Geman, National JournalTue, 03 Dec 2013 17:52:25 -0500 States Coast Guard