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Every once in a while you come across something that is just cool. On my main news feed I found a link to a DARPA video that was showing robotics in action. I searched YouTube and found another linked below. … Continue reading

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FAR Councils Publish FAC 2005-56

The FAR Councils have issued FAC 2005-56, which contains eight final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. In order of appearance, the rules are: Item I—Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program (FAR Case 2010-015); Item II—Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement … Continue reading

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MATOCs – know them and love (?) them

The government certainly likes acronyms.  Have you ever taken a look around to see what is out there? Google “federal government acronyms” = 2,870,000 The first couple results can be staggering.  www.usa.gov provides the Reference Center and General Government including … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam Is Looking for a Few Lot More Good Biobased Products

President Obama wants the Department of Agriculture to boost the categories and products in its BioPreferred program by 50 percent and agencies to add biobased products to their preferred and green purchasing programs. In a February 21 memo, the President … Continue reading

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DoD Finalizes Business Systems Rule

The Department of Defense has finalized, with changes, the interim rule (DFARS Case 2009-D038) that amended the DFARS to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight over contractor business systems. The final rule, effective February 24, clarifies the definition and administration of contractor business … Continue reading

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FAR Rule Addresses Costs of Foreign Contractor Excise Tax

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration today issued a proposed rule that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to address the 2 percent tax on certain foreign procurements imposed by the James Zadroga … Continue reading

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NASA Publishes FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has published the Fiscal Year 2011 and the FY 2010 inventories of contracts for services. The inventories provide information on service contract actions over $25,000. The information is organized by function to show how contracted … Continue reading

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