Tag Archives: Federal Acquisition Regulation

GAO Finds Incomplete Historical Data on Canceled DoD Solicitations

The Government Accountability Office has found incomplete historical data available from government sources to analyze the Defense Department‘s canceled solicitations. GAO said Wednesday DoD officials indicated the department does not track data on canceled solicitations and that data available on the Federal Business Opportunities portal is not in a format suitable for trend analysis. …

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GAO Reports Decline in DoD’s $20M+ Sole-Source Contracts to Small Biz

A Government Accountability Office report indicates a decline in the Defense Department’s sole-source contracts worth more than $20 million that are awarded to small businesses under the 8(a) program. The number of DoD 8(a) sole-source contract awards began to drop below 20 in 2011 upon the implementation of a new Federal Acquisition Regulation requirement for a …

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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies. Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Final Rule on Federal Contractor Data System Protection

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have released a final rule that lists 15 security control measures that seek to protect contractors’ data systems as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the National Law Review reported Monday. Alexander W. Major writes the rule covers systems that store and process “federal …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Propose Rule to Change Federal Award Recipient Identification

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have proposed an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to change the way agencies identify organizations that receive contracts, grants and other federal awards, FierceGovernmentIT reported Friday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes the proposed rule aims to remove and replace …

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