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GAO: VA Should Address Contracting Officers’ Training Needs in Veterans First Program Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide contracting officers with more training in implementing a program that aims to support veteran-owned small businesses through contract opportunities. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that it interviewed 30 contracting officers and found that 12 of them encountered difficulty in making "fair and reasonable price" assessments of contract awards under the Veterans First program.

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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; …

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GSA Begins Source Selection Phase for Alliant 2 IT Contract Vehicle’s Unrestricted Portion

The General Services Administration has started the source selection process for the unrestricted section of the potential 10-year, Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services. John Cavadias, lead contracting officer for Alliant 2, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that GWAC procuring contracting officers and acquisition team evaluators may …

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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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SBA Eyes Changes to Small Business Teaming, Subcontracting Rules

The Small Business Administration has proposed to amend joint venture requirements and subcontracting limit calculations for federal contract work, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes the agency issued the proposal to implement small business contracting provisions found in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. SBA wants to …

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