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GAO Recommends Navy Review Costs of NGEN

The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday the Navy must again review its Intranet program acquisition strategies. GAO said in its report the Navy is acquiring program capabilities in increments, resulting in as many as 21 different contracts for its Next General Enterprise Network program. NGEN was established in 2007 to …

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SBA Adjusts Small Business Revenue Standards

The Small Business Administration issued a final ruling Friday that adjusts the agency’s standards in determining what revenue sizes constitute small businesses. In a Federal Register notice, the SBA said it is increasing 37 small business standards for 34 industries and three sub-industries. SBA will continue to review size standards …

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GSA Seeking Price Check Search Engine

The General Service Administration is asking for industry input in creating a database search engine to instantly check prices of commercial and government products. In a request for information, GSA said it wants to create the database to let all federal agencies compare current prices of selected products. The database …

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House Pro-Contractor Caucus Forming

A House caucus advocating for government increasing its use of contractors will launch this week, Federal Times reports. The “Yellow Pages” caucus has drawn interest from 20 possible members and is holding a kickoff event Tuesday at Capital Triangle. The Business Coalition for Fair Competition said in a Facebook announcement that if …

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Pentagon Proposes Analytics Tool for Awarding Performance-Based Contracts

The Defense Department is proposing a new rule requiring contracting officers to use an analytics tool when awarding performance-based contracts, according to Monday‘s edition of the Federal Register. The tool is a cash-flow model for evaluating alternative financing arrangements. Contracting officers would use the tool when considering performance-based payments on …

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