Category Archives: Compliance

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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OMB Increases Executive Compensation Benchmark By Nearly $190,000

Today’s advance Federal Register contains an Office of Management and Budget/Office of Federal Procurement Policy notice setting $952,308 as the maximum executive compensation benchmark amount allowable under government contracts for Fiscal Year 2012. The benchmark compensation amount limits the allowability … Continue reading

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Rules Enhance FAR and DFARS Whistleblower Protections

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have published a series of interim rules addressing statutory amendments that enhance whistleblower protections for federal government contractor and subcontractor employees. Four interim rules amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continue reading

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