The defense authorization bill currently being debated in the Senate drew a veto threat from President Obama, partly because of proposed aquisition reforms. The bill would make organizational changes in the Pentagon and DCAA, among other changes. You can find more information here.
Today, March 28, the GSA will detail the improvements it is making to FedRAMP in a day-long seminar, with the intent to streamline the process for vendors and make it easier and faster to be approved. For more information, go to https://fcw.com/articles/2016/03/24/fedramp-revamp.aspx. If you wish to participate in the live webcast of the event, go to https://www.fedramp.gov/event/fedramp-accelerated/
The NIH is looking to add more small businesses to their acquisition vehicle! If your company qualifies, check out the article below for more information: http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/it/health/2016/03/17/cio-sp3-ramp-on/81905732/
On March 9, the White House announced a new initiative to foster more innovation in government agencies. In an effort to accelerate the development of digital acquisition capabilities, agencies are appointing Acquisition Innovation Advocates, among other requirements, to adopt emerging acquisition best practices. To read more about the potential changes coming to Federal acquisitions, click [...]
Since D2DInc began working exclusively with government customers, you may have noticed our blog dwindled out - but not anymore! Here at our corporate office, we keep abreast of the latest news in federal contracting, and we'd like to share that news with you! From now on, we will be posting interesting and important news we [...]
Joint Ventures – a Great Way to Team on Federal Government Contracts Most people are familiar with the concept of Joint Ventures (JVs); however there are many companies that could successfully use a joint venture, but aren’t aware of the particulars and benefits. This article provides a high level overview of JVs. You can [...]
The SBA is conducting the fourth public meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. The meeting will be held Friday January 20, 2012 from 9am to 12pm in the Eisenhower Conference Room, Side A & B, located on the 2nd floor at 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416. The [...]
If you haven't heard, the National 8(a) Association 2012 Winter Conference is 2/7-8/12 in Florida. We previously posted information about the conference. All of the details, including the updated agenda, are available on their website: http://www.national8aassociation.org/. Sounds like it will be a great event.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Individuals With Disabilities The US Department of Labor issued a News Release about a new rule that would require both Federal contractors and subcontractors to set a 7% workforce hiring goal for persons with disabilities. This is in addition to the current diversity requirement [...]
There are a lot of "associations" that hold themselves to be "experts" in government contracting. In many cases it's true; in others it's not true by any stretch of the imagination. And then you discover an association that embodies everything you want -- proactive, energetic, and populated with businesses that are looking to not only [...]
You may have heard that OMB issued a memorandum pertaining to the payment of government contractors. Gary Honig, our friend and biz associate from Creative Capital Associates, blogged about this on his website, excerpted below. Gary has good information that you should consider when you're reviewing/executing teaming agreements. -------------------------------------- On September 14, the Director of [...]
Our business associate (and frequent teaming partner) Sisarina Inc invited us to be a guest blogger for their govcon series. Click here to read our post "Get Your Small Business Up to Par for Government Work." We love working with them and highly recommend their services. About Sisarina: Sisarina is a fun-loving, dog-friendly, fast-paced, [...]