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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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DoD-GSA Report Recommends Cybersecurity Controls in Contractor Operations

A joint study from the Defense Department and General Services Administration recommends implementing cybersecurity requirements in processes and services of government contractors, Fierce Government IT reported Monday. David Perera writes the “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition” report proposes security controls to be integrated into a company’s operations and contracted …

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DC, Minnesota Officials Share Health Exchange Prep Strategies

Government contractors and employees worked together under a tight deadline in an effort to get health insurance marketplaces online, Nextgov reported Friday. Joseph Marks writes HIX teams in Washington, D.C. and Minnesota conducted a series of load and stress tests, performed system updates and gathered input from consumers before they …

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Senators Bring Bill to Cut Max Contractor Reimbursement

Two senators introduced a bill Friday to lower the maximum amount for reimbursement of government contractor salaries. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Common-Sense Contractor Compensation Act to lower the maximum reimbursement rate and extend the limit to all contracting employees. Contracting firms have been allowed to charge …

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House OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal, Now to White House

The much-maligned contractor withholding tax that never was, thanks to multiple delays, is set to be no more. The House voted 422-0 Wednesday to repeal a requirement that the federal government, plus state and local governments withhold 3 percent of all government contracts. This unanimous approval comes six days after …

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OFPP Admin Says Fed Contractor Work Bill Promotes Insourcing

A recent bill that would limit contractors’ from completing work that is considered an inherently governmental job “sweeps away sensible and thoughtful,” Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon said to Federal Computer Week. The bill that Gordon, senators and White House officials seem to be disagreeing on is …

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Senate, White House Disagree on Work Contractors Can, Cannot Do

Guidance issued in October from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy was intended to clarify and outline “inherently governmental” work set aside for federal employees. A Senate appropriations bill contains a provision that would put that policy into law, according to a report from Federal Computer Week. Contractors would not …

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Senate Amends, Then OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal

Congress got one step closer Thursday toward repealing a 3 percent withholding tax on all government contracts as the Senate voted 95-0 to approve the measure. However, businesses will have to wait until at least next week to see the requirement taken off the books. The Senate also included an …

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