Tag Archives: waste

The Sequester Train Has a Schedule to Keep

Buried in a stack of electronic links on the OMB webpage is a report issued on 9/14/2012 (7 days after the administration’s due date) concerning the sequestration “crisis/issue/thing” looming for 2013. Over a mere 158 pages, OMB attempts to provide … Continue reading

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DoD freezes conferences, associated travel (Article)

DoD freezes conferences, associated travel | Federal Times | federaltimes.com. In the wake of the GSA conference “questions,” the DOD has decided that no one gets to have fun until the agendas are reviewed.  This reaction highlights the pressures placed … 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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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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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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Do YOU “Make too Much” as a Government Contractor?

Congress is poised to reduce how much the government pays defense contractors as reimbursement for the salaries they give their employees.  The government has a cap on how much it will pay for salaries of each defense contractor’s top five … Continue reading

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