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Executive Order Addresses National Defense Resources Preparedness

     President Obama has issued Executive Order 13603, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” effective March 16, 2012.  The order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1940, as amended.       To … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Need More Than Just “Love”

The Beatles said “all you need is love.”  Fortunately, they didn’t do business with the DOD.  If it really was just about the love, every small business in America should be gearing up for its first government contract.  No one … Continue reading

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5 Things You Need to Know About the DFARS Business System Rule

As noted in a post last year, contractor business systems rules have changed in the DFARS and are now in effect.  Under the new rules, the government can withhold 5 percent of a contractor’s payment if any of the company’s business … 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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What is an “ADEQUATE” Proposal?

The Department of Defense looks to give contractors a way to more easily determine whether the proposal is adequate. In a proposed rule, the DOD plans to add a checklist to the DFARS (https://federalregister.gov/a/2011-30907). This proposed rule supports one of … Continue reading

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Another Depressing Post About the GC Landscape – Small Businesses

I am not telling you anything new when I say that competition has always been tough when it comes to winning government contracts, but the competition will be even tougher in 2012!  Let’s take a look at what the new … Continue reading

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DOD and DOE Falling Short… Change is Coming

I noticed that the long-awaited www.performance.gov was finally released to the public and couldn’t help but to take a browse through the information it has started to provide.  I have been a long-time fan of transparency from sites similar to … Continue reading

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