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In recent years, it had become common for a president’s budget request to encounter political resistance. So, it is not overly surprising to hear pundits declare the impossibility of seeing President Trump's budget proposal being enacted as it has been presented. But when the budget proposal is examined as it impacts contractors doing business with the federal government, the policy changes outlined in the budget request are of less immediate importance than the discretionary budget -- the annual appropriations that pay for federal workers, many federal grants and, in fiscal 2016, $476.5 billion in federal contract obligations.  Read More

Under the new leadership of Trump appointee Linda McMahon, the Small Business Administration has released its annual scorecard on federal agencies' small business contracting. The SBA's scorecard reports that the government overall met its mandatory goals for the fourth year running.  Read More

President Trump's 2018 budget, released earlier in the week, proposed to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Read More

With the recent "WannaCry" ransomware cyber that struck in at least 74 countries, U.S. Federal contractors should expect that failing to heed directives to better protect government data in their care, could put their business with the government at risk.  Read More

A former Air Force acquisition chief, appearing before congress, decried the worsening state of the DoD system meant to quickly send new military equipment to troops. "Our ability to deliver things quickly to the warfighter, other than through workarounds like the MRAP [Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle], is worse than it's ever been," William LaPlante told the House Armed Services Committee.  Read More

Contractors, and business owners looking for ways to reduce costs associated with commercial-building ownership, should examine potential tax reductions including the §179D tax deduction, while they are still available. The §179D deduction, which rewards energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings, is a tax incentive available to building owners and primary designers since its' inception under the Energy Policy Act ("EPAct") of 2005.  Read More

According to recent reports, federal government purchasers are more likely to go with what they know, than take a chance on new solutions. This trend was the illustrated by market research and analysis firm, Nation Analytics, in a report that examined 246 task orders and contracts for federal services -- each worth $50 million or more -- awarded in fiscal 2016.  Read More

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced plans to begin turning President Donald Trump's contracting priorities into policy over the next several months. Jack St. John, GSA's chief of staff, outlined a few of these priorities at a recent government procurement function held in Virginia.  Read More

President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation this past week, a $1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. The bill passed both houses of Congress this week and Trump signed it into law prior to the deadline for government operations to begin shutting down.  Read More

During a ceremony held in Wisconsin this past week, President Trump signed yet another executive order, this one entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.” While it remains unclear what the order may mean for contractors, there has been extensive conjecture on the subject.  Read More

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