The procurement process that led to the Office of Personnel Management's award of a credit monitoring and identify theft services contract to Winvale Group LLC, and its subcontractor, CSIdentity, had "significant deficiencies," said OPM's internal watchdog.
The General Services Administration's recently launched governmentwide acquisition hub not only better organizes goods and services around categories, it is leading to a better organized government acquisition workforce, said GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came out last week against a proposed rule that would allow Defense Department procurement officers to ask private companies for more information on costs and pricing before deciding on a contract.
An ex-employee of a U.S. contractor pleaded guilty to charges of bribery in connection with a federal program and could serve nearly four years in prison, the Justice Department said.
Under the executive order, which has yet to be released but was referenced in a Labor Day speech in Boston, such employees will receive at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Federal contractors shouldn't worry about the Defense Department ramping up its oversight of independent research funding, said the DoD's top acquisition official at an event in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday.
The Defense Department isn't properly monitoring its weapons acquisitions for affordability, despite the Government Accountability Office laying out a plan for the DoD to do so eight years ago, according to an Aug. 27 GAO report.
The Professional Services Council is calling on the Labor Department to update the wage rate for certain federal contractors providing services across the country.
The General Services Administration has launched a program that the agency says will make it easier for the government to buy pre-competed IT products.
Between 2008 and 2012, Sandia Corp. used federal funds to lobby Congress and other federal officials to receive a non-competitive extension of its contract, which is a violation of the Byrd Amendment, according to DOJ allegations.