Tag Archives: White House

Short-Term Deal Appears Likely for Govt. Funding Bill

Reports surfaced earlier this week that a possible deal was reached for government funding. Now, short-term spending seems to be a front-runner of solutions to keep the government up and running. A report by The Hill newspaper indicated that the White House has asked lawmakers to consider short-term measures in …

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Who Will Take Dan Gordon’s Desk at The White House?

A key official in the government’s efforts to increase small business contracting is headed to the White House. As typical as such a move may sound, it may also foreshadow the news of who replaces Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Joseph Jordan, the Small …

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How Fast Is White House Small Business Contract Payment Plan?

The New York Times’ “You’re the Boss” blog recently reported on reaction regarding the Obama administration‘s “QuickPay” program for small businesses. The program reduces payment time for small-business invoices from 30 to 15 days. However, the issue at hand is whether or not the 15 days is within the time …

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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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Obama to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

The White House is saying President Obama plans to veto anti-net neutrality legislation, according to a report from Wired. Net neutrality rules will not permit broadband providers including Time Warner and Comcast to, as Wired puts it, “playing favorites with internet traffic, while a lighter set of rules applies to …

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Obama Announces Aid Initiative to Help Vets Find Work

President Obama announced three new initiatives to help veterans find jobs during a speech from the Rose Garden Monday and asked Congress to pass two provisions in his jobs proposal that would grant businesses tax credits for every unemployed veteran hired. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit would cover 40 percent …

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OFPP Admin Dan Gordon Stepping Down, Will Join GWU Law School

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon will step down from the post he’s held since September 2009 to take up a position at the George Washington University Law School, the White House announced Tuesday. Gordon will become associate dean for government contracts law at GWU’s law school. Office …

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