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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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OMB Seeking Comments on Proposed 2017 NAICS Changes

The Office of Management and Budget is requesting comments on the Economic Classification Policy Committee’s Recommendations for the 2017 Revision of the North American Industry Classification System. The proposed revisions focus on improving the description of current industries, identifying new … Continue reading

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Navy Awards Leidos $4.3 Billion System Modernization Contract

The Department of Defense has announced that Leidos, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a ceiling $4,336,822,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization program. As a service provider integrator, Leidos will provide an electronic health record … Continue reading

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OMB Requesting Feedback on Improving Cybersecurity in Acquisitions

As published in today’s Federal Register, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of EGovernment & Information Technology is seeking public comment on draft guidance to improve cybersecurity protections in federal acquisitions. The threats facing government information systems have increased … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 Billion

Big news story today on two major government contractors. The deal is worth $9 billion. Lockheed Martin reaches deal to buy Sikorsky Aircraft | Marketplace.org. Lockheed press release. United Technologies press release.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide GC-Related Case Next Term

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a government contracts case concerning set-asides for veteran-owned small businesses.  The case is Kindgomware Technologies, Inc. v. U.S., No. 14-916. In a bid protest filed with the Government Accountability Office.  Kingdomware, … Continue reading

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