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SBA and OFPP to Collaborate on Small Biz Data

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Small Business Administration will team up on small business contract data, the White House announced in a memo. Both agencies will begin integrating two processes, which include the SBA sending agencies reports on anomalies related to small business contracting awards and the …

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Harnitchek Assumes DLA Director Post

Navy Vice Adm. Mark D. Harnitchek assumed responsibility of Defense Logistics Agency from outgoing director Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, at a Friday ceremony according to a DLA release. Previously, Harnitchek served as deputy commander at the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Thompson, who took the position …

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Federal Funding Bill Approved, Focus Turns to Supercommittee

Congress avoided the drama of earlier disputes on the federal budget by passing a continuing resolution Thursday to ensure the federal government remains open through mid-December. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as reported by Reuters, which keeps the government operating through Dec. 16. The House approved the Consolidated and …

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Federal IT Spending to Be Cut Only Slightly

Information technology industry groups are saying the outcome of the supercommittee’s deal on the deficit will have no effect on federal technology spending. They think funding for replacing old hardware and software will be cut slightly, while funds for IT investments will stay intact, according to Nextgov.com. “The need for …

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New Bill Calls for Complaints to FCC to be Made Public

A recently proposed bill would stop cable and phone company complaints from being swept under the rug. In fact, complaints would be front and center, published online if Rep. Henry Waxman‘s (D-Calif.) proposal gets passed. Waxman, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, proposal would lead to the Federal Communication Commission posting thousands …

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House OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal, Now to White House

The much-maligned contractor withholding tax that never was, thanks to multiple delays, is set to be no more. The House voted 422-0 Wednesday to repeal a requirement that the federal government, plus state and local governments withhold 3 percent of all government contracts. This unanimous approval comes six days after …

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