Tag Archives: Contractors

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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Contractor Roles Restricted Under DoD Furloughs, Official Says

The Defense Department’s assistant secretary for readiness and force management has reminded defense managers to avoid using contractor and military personnel to fill in spots held by furloughed civilians, GovExec reported Monday. Charles Clark writes furloughs are slated to start July 8 and quotes Frederick Vollrath as saying any attempt …

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Army Memo Outlines Employee Furlough Exemptions

A new memo from the U.S. Army aims to provide its civilian employees more details on how the branch will furlough workers, Washington Post reports. Foreign-born employees deployed overseas, top political appointees and employees in combat zones are among those exempt from the furloughs, Eric Yoder reports. Exceptions also include …

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Obama Announces Cyber Exec Order In State Of The Union

President Barack Obama signed a widely-anticipated executive order Tuesday aimed at facilitating cybersecurity information sharing between the government and the private sector, Reuters reports. Obama announced the order in his State of the Union address Tuesday, saying the U.S.’ adversaries are seeking to attack the country’s power grid, financial institutions …

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