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Brandon Pustejovsky: USAID to Establish Data Library to Capture and Share Data from Contractors

The U.S. Agency for International Development will unveil a new development data library to capture, share and visualize information from contractors, employees and non-profit organizations in 85 countries around the world, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Brandon Pustejovsky, USAID chief data officer, said the agency modified all contract …

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DoD Issues Final Rule on Selection of Electronic Parts Sources

The Defense Department has issued a final rule that will amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement a National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 requirement on the purchase of electronic parts for military systems. DoD said in a Federal Register notice published Tuesday the new policy is meant to help defense contractors …

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GAO: DOE Labs Spent $542M on Internally Directed R&D Projects in Fiscal 2015

The Energy Department‘s national laboratories have invested a combined $542 million in laboratory-directed research and development programs during fiscal 2015, which accounted for 4.2 percent of their budgets for that year, according to a Government Accountability Office report. A DOE policy allows its federally funded research facilities to allocate up to …

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Soraya Correa: DHS Preps Professional Services Vendors for Agency’s OASIS Vehicle Transition

The Department of Homeland Security has started to prepare for its adoption of a General Services Administration-run professional services contract vehicle as part of DHS’ strategic sourcing efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes DHS asked its Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vendors to collaborate with providers under GSA’s …

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GAO Urges Congress to Make DoD’s Subcontracting Plan Test Program Permanent

The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Defense Department collaborate with Congress to make the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans permanent. GAO said Monday the program has helped 12 participating companies to save a combined $18.5 million in administrative costs during fiscal 2013. DoD launched the program in 1990 to …

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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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GAO: DoD Faces Commercial Product Cost Assessment Challenges

The Defense Department uses previous contracts or contractor-provided cost data to examine the reasonableness of commercial offerings in noncompetitive acquisition programs, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Thursday DoD contracting personnel asked pricing information from vendors to determine whether the prices the department paid on 12 of 32 …

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