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PSC: OMB’s Cybersecurity Acquisition Guidance Lacks Uniformity

The Professional Services Council has called on the Office of Management and Budget to revise or withdraw the agency’s draft guidance entitled “Improving Cybersecurity Protections in Federal Acquisitions.” PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway said Monday in a letter to Anne Rung, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, …

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Grant Thornton, PSC Report Urges Action to Transform Acquisition Workforce

A Grant Thornton and Professional Services Council report reveals that federal acquisition professionals believe agencies must grab the opportunity to leverage new skills and ideas and transform the acquisition workforce, the Federal Times reported Thursday. Andy Medici writes that respondents in the latest PSC-Grant Thornton Acquisition Policy Survey also pointed to challenges that have hindered …

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Industry Looks Into Procurement Reform Talk

Some industry watchers have weighed in on the future of federal information technology procurement and factors that could lead to comprehensive reform on the government’s IT acquisition practices, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell cited experts as saying the call for change could have been catalyzed by the issues encountered with …

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Contractor Pay Cap Going Up 10%

The U.S. government could pay individual top private contractor executives as much as $763,029 despite efforts to reform private sector pay caps, the Washington Post reports. In April, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy raised the federal cap on reimbursement to contracting executives 10 percent from $693,951. Moira Mack, an Office …

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Senators Want Equal Contractor, Civilian Workforce Reduction

Several senators told Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that the number of contractor employees should be capped if the Defense Department keeps its civilian workforce at 2010 levels, Federal Times reports. The 26 senators told Panetta in a letter Wednesday they are concerned that proposed civilian cuts would lead agencies to …

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GAO Says Pentagon Uses Faulty Data to Count Military Contractors

The government’s watchdog has been keeping tabs on the Defense Department’s personnel reporting methods and use of contractors in recent times. The Government Accountability Office reported on March 21 that the Pentagon does not have a good method to track personnel and operating cost at its headquarters. GAO issued a report …

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DHS Going Paperless for Contract Bids

Contractors who provide services to the Department of Homeland Security will soon be able to submit bids electronically, Federal Times reports. Rafael Borras, DHS’ management undersecretary, said Thursday the current submission process will be reformed so companies can focus on the bid and save money on paper costs. At a …

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