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Deltek Report Identifies Top 5 Federal Spenders on Contracts for Small Biz Offerings


A Deltek analysis of federal contracting activity found that the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Agriculture spent the most on prime contracts with small businesses during fiscal 2015. Kyra Russell, a Deltek principal research analyst, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the five departments collectively accounted …

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HHS’ Leo Scanlon: Collaborative Model Can Help Firms Defend Against Cyber Threats


Some former and current government security officials who took part in a panel discussion held Friday in Washington believe collaboration between technology users in the public and private sectors is key to address advanced cyber threats, Fedscoop reported Friday. Greg Otto writes Leo Scanlon, acting chief information security officer of the Department of …

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House OKs $622M Package for Zika Response Effort


House lawmakers have cleared a $622.1 million funding package for response efforts that aim to help mitigate the threat from the Zika virus and prevent its spread. The Zika Response Appropriations Act received a vote of 241-184 to approve fiscal year 2016 funds for agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, …

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White House: HHS to Allocate $300M for Head Start Programs Nationwide

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The Department of Health and Human Services will allocate nearly $300 million in fiscal year 2017 funds for Head Start programs nationwide in an effort to expand early learning services for children, the White House reported Monday. Roberto Rodríguez, deputy assistant to the president for education; and Sharon Parrott, Office of Management and Budget associate …

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GAO: OMB Budget Authority Identification, Reports Could Aid Deficit Reduction Goals


The Government Accountability Office has said the Office of Management and Budget should identify and publicly-report mandatory budget cuts in each fiscal year through 2025 in an effort to give Congress transparency and support required sequestration cuts of $1.2 billion over 10 years. GAO reported Thursday the government had an estimated $2.9 trillion overall mandatory budget …

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