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DoD components' fragmented SATCOM purchases needlessly increase costs, says GAO

Defense Department components are breaking rules by independently buying commercial bandwidth for satellite communications, which is costing the DoD money, according to a July 17 Government Accountability Office report.

Current and former DoD execs rally against NDAA amendment decentralizing DoD acquisition power

Former and current Defense Department officials have taken issue with a provision in the Senate's defense authorization proposal that shifts power away from Pentagon's acquisition chief.

GSA calls for proposals to redevelop Federal Triangle South

The General Services Administration is requesting proposals from a shortlist of developers to work on the Federal Triangle South project in southwest Washington, D.C., according to a July 17 statement.

House committee comes out against rule meant to reveal contractor labor law violations

The House Education and Workforce Committee has come out against a new rule that requires federal contractors to reveal labor law violations before bidding on federal jobs.

GSA launches dashboard for OASIS contracting information

The General Services Administration launched a dashboard so federal procurement staff can compare data on the agency's newest contracting vehicle, according to a July 13 GSA statement.

BIA and IHS know little about contracts set aside for Indian-owned businesses

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service know little about contracts given under legislation that are meant to promote Indian-owned businesses for federal awards, says a July 9 Government Accountability Office report.

Federal contractor to pay back millions after it posed as a small disadvantaged business

A Maryland-based contractor has agreed to pay millions back to the federal government after it posed as a small disadvantaged business to garner special government contracts, says a July 6 Justice Department statement.

CRS: House NDAA makes incremental acquisition reform, while Senate bill makes sweeping changes

While acquisition reform provisions in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act are a first step in a multi-year transformation, the Senate's version is much more sweeping, says a Congressional Research Service report.

Dollar threshold to increase for some acquisition categories, could affect small businesses

A new final rule on the Federal Register would change the monetary thresholds for certain acquisition categories commensurate with inflation. Acquisition thresholds are the top dollar amount for certain types of federal purchases.

DoD fails to comply with rules to curb contractor estimate deficiencies

The Defense Department's contracting component hasn't complied with new rules meant to address deficiencies in the way contractors estimate prices says a June 29 DoD inspector general report.