Category Archives: Regulations

Rule to Require Reporting of Untimely Subcontractor Payments

A proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require prime contractors to self-report reduced or untimely payments to small business subcontractors. The rule would implement section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240), which … Continue reading

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Proposed FAR Rule Prohibits Whistleblower Confidentiality Agreements

A proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to remove restrictions on the ability of contractor employees and subcontractors to report waste, fraud, or abuse to the government. The proposed rule implements section 743 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing … Continue reading

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GAO Report Seeks Improvement in DoD Major System Acquisitions

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office, Joint Action Needed by DOD and Congress to Improve Outcomes, examines the acquisition of major defense systems and makes recommendations for improving the procurement processes of these systems. The report discusses: the … Continue reading

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SBA Proposes Credit for Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting

The Small Business Administration is proposing revisions to its small business size regulations at SBA Part 121. A proposed rule would allow an other than small prime contractor that has an individual subcontracting plan to receive credit towards its small business … Continue reading

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FAR Acquisition Thresholds Updated

The FAR Case 2014-022 final rule issued with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, which goes into effect today, updates the acquisition-related thresholds prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule implements 41 USC 1908, which requires an adjustment for inflation every … Continue reading

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Executive Order Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

President Obama has issued Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The EO ensures contractor employees can earn up to 7 days or more of paid sick leave annually. The new policy brings contractor employee benefits in … Continue reading

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Rule Adds Requirements for Reporting Cyber Incidents, Cloud Services

The Department of Defense has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to add requirements for contractors to report network penetrations. The rule requires contractors and subcontractors to report cyber incidents that result in an actual … Continue reading

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