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GSA, DoD, NASA Propose Rule to Tackle Federal Contractor Confidentiality Requirements

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The General Services Administration, NASA and the Defense Department have proposed a regulation to block vendors that use internal agreements to prevent their employees or subcontractors from reporting wasteful spending, fraud and abuse to federal customers. The three agencies said Friday in a Federal Register notice their proposed rule would …

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Soraya Correa: DHS Preps Professional Services Vendors for Agency’s OASIS Vehicle Transition

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The Department of Homeland Security has started to prepare for its adoption of a General Services Administration-run professional services contract vehicle as part of DHS’ strategic sourcing efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes DHS asked its Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vendors to collaborate with providers under GSA’s …

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GAO Urges Congress to Make DoD’s Subcontracting Plan Test Program Permanent

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The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Defense Department collaborate with Congress to make the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans permanent. GAO said Monday the program has helped 12 participating companies to save a combined $18.5 million in administrative costs during fiscal 2013. DoD launched the program in 1990 to …

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GAO: DoD Faces Commercial Product Cost Assessment Challenges

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The Defense Department uses previous contracts or contractor-provided cost data to examine the reasonableness of commercial offerings in noncompetitive acquisition programs, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Thursday DoD contracting personnel asked pricing information from vendors to determine whether the prices the department paid on 12 of 32 …

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Ashton Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has released a new strategic plan for the Defense Department to secure cyberspace operations and strengthen cybersecurity of weapon systems, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes the 42-page cyber strategy document calls for the agency to include security standards in military technology acquisition …

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