Category Archives: Compliance

President Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Contractor Employees

President Obama today signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for contractor employees to $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015. The order also includes provisions to ensure that tipped workers earn at least $10.10 overall, through a combination … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule Prohibits Cost-type Contracts for Production of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

An interim rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to prohibit DoD from entering into cost-type contracts for production of major defense acquisition programs. The rule adds new DFARS 216.102, Policies, which provides … Continue reading

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DoD and GSA Announce Acquisition Cybersecurity Recommendations

The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration announced six planned reforms to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the federal acquisition system. The recommendations appear in a jointly issued report, “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition.” The recommended … Continue reading

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Two New Clauses Add Requirements for Service Contract Reporting

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-72 contains a final rule (FAR Case 2010-010), effective January 30, that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require service contractors for executive agencies to submit information annually in support of agency-level inventories for service contracts. The … Continue reading

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President Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Contractor Employees

As announced in the State of the Union Address, President Obama will issue an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers on federal contracts. The rate will increase to $10.10 an hour. As stated in a White House fact … Continue reading

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GAO Sustains Protest of $1.76 Billion Contract Award to “Old” SAIC

A $1.76 billion contract award for medical, biomedical, and health services was improper because the awardee’s proposal and the evaluation did not reasonably reflect the manner in which the contract would be performed, the likely costs of performance, or the … Continue reading

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Northrop Grumman Settles Allegations It Improperly Charged Costs

The Justice Department announced this week that Northrop Grumman Corp. has paid the government $11.4 million to settle a claim for penalties provided under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and False Claims Act based on allegations the company failed to abide … Continue reading

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