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GAO’s Authority to Hear ID/IQ Bid Protests for Civilian Contracts in Question

The Government Accountability Office’s authority to review bid protests at most civilian agencies — for large task or delivery orders under indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicles — has expired, FierceGovernmentIT reported last week. That authority, for $10 million-plus orders on  ID/IQ contracts expired May 27. The ability for GAO …

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Commerce Names Former Microsoft Exec to Policy Shop

On the heels of the announcement that Barack Obama would nominate former energy executive John Bryson to head the Commerce Department comes news that former Microsoft executive and Clinton administration official Malcolm Lee would join Commerce’s policy shop. In a news release yesterday, the department announced Lee would take the …

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EPA Official to Join OMB’s E-Gov Team as Deputy Administrator

Lisa Schlosser, an Environmental Protection Agency official, will join the Office of Management and Budget as federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra’s deputy administrator in the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, according to various media reports. Schlosser, now the principal deputy associate administrator for EPA’s Office of External Affairs …

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