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Alan Chvotkin: PSC Backs E-Procurement Portal Implementation Approach

Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said PSC supports transparency and adoption of a phased-in approach in the federal government’s implementation of e-commerce portals for procurement processes. Chvotkin joined industry representatives and General Services Administration officials at a public meeting Tuesday to …

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PSC Urges DoD to Adopt Industry’s Cloud Adoption Strategies

The Professional Services Council has recommended Defense Department leaders to adopt industry best practices as part of efforts to help DoD accelerate the adoption of new technologies. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at PSC, sent a letter Friday to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in response to a request for …

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Address Security Clearance Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce the current backlog of more than 700,000 government security clearance applications, Nextgov reported Friday. The SECRET Act would mandate the National Background Investigations Bureau to report pending background investigations for executive branch personnel on a quarterly …

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Professional Services Council Seeks Changes to Proposed DoD Technical Data Rule

The Professional Services Council has suggested modifications on a proposed Defense Department rule to control disclosure of unclassified technical data to the public in order to address potential overlap or clashes with existing rules as well as unintended consequences. Alan Chvotkin, a PSC executive vice president, said in the council’s comments submitted Tuesday to the …

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Tom Davis: GOP-Run Congress Could Mean New GovCon Opportunities

Tom Davis, a former congressman of Virginia, predicts a Republican-controlled Congress may push for new measures that could help government contracting firms, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Davis and several industry analysts provided their post-election analyses during a Professional Services Council-sponsored panel discussion Friday. Davis said Republicans appear to …

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Alan Chvotkin: ACA to Change Contract Costs and Bidding Process

Alan Chvotkin, Professional Services Council vice president and general counsel, expects the Affordable Care Act to influence the pricing and bidding process of future contracts, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Melissa Dawkins writes one reform that the ACA will introduce is the “full-time” requirement for employees to work 30 or …

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Senate Contracting Panel Likely Faces Post-Election Changes

Since its inception in 2009, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has served as chairman of the Senate’s contracting oversight panel. According to GovExec, that position could change hands after the election as industry observers and congressional sources told the publication Tom Carper (D-Del.) is a likely successor. McCaskill is in the …

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