Tag Archives: government spending

Election Year Implications – Probably Minimal

Federal contractors tend to get nervous every four years.  Potential new administration = potential shifting priorities.  There is always a lot of talk surrounding “what if” one or the other candidate takes or retains office.  However, historically, there is little … Continue reading

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Now May Be The Time To Become a “Research Center”

Amongst the fray of the GSA scandal, the Secret Service scandal, and the election-year cycle, there is a lot else that is still going on.  HR4310 for FY 2013 is titled the National Defense Authorization Act.  70+ pages: To authorize … Continue reading

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Cost is King

During my stay with DCAA, the focus was always (as it should have been) on costs.  Flexibly priced contracts represent the highest risk to the government according to the “rules.”  I could show you some spreadsheets that probably indicate a … Continue reading

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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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Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com

Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com. I couldn’t help but post this article.  Just the thought that this was allowed to happen before this bill cleared is unconscionable.  Would you want the types of Conflict of Interest … 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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GAO Releases New Mobile Application for iPhone and iPad

Eariler today, the Government Accountability Office issued a press release (posted in its entirety below) announcing the availability of a new mobile application for Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad. According to the press release, the app is now available via the … Continue reading

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