Tag Archives: sole source contract

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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Nextgov: Federal Agencies Cite June 2015 ‘Cyber Sprint’ for Noncompetitive IT Contracts

Some federal agencies have cited a 30-day “cybersecurity sprint” launched in June 2015 to justify noncompetitive information technology contracts they have awarded, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Office of Management and Budget introduced the cyber exercise in order for agencies to address software vulnerabilities, adopt two-factor authentication and …

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SBA’s Maria Contreras-Sweet: Women-Owned Small Firms Hit $18B in FY 2015 GovCon Dollars

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, has announced that the federal government awarded contracts worth approximately $17.8 billion to women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2015. She said in a statement published Wednesday the government has exceeded its goal to award 5 percent of all federal small business contracts …

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HHS Picks GoodData for Social Network Analysis Contract

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to award business intelligence technology provider GoodData a three-month contract to analyze data from the agency’s internal social network. HHS wants to acquire an analytics software that can mine information posted to the department-wide social networking platform Yammer, an Aug. 29 …

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