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President Trump recently announced his intention to nominate Jovita Carranza, currently the Treasurer of the United States, to run the Small Business Administration. "I am pleased to announce that Jovita Carranza will be nominated as the new @SBAgov Administrator," Trump wrote via Twitter. "She will be replacing Linda McMahon, who has done an outstanding job. Jovita was a great Treasurer of the United States -- and I look forward to her joining my Cabinet!"  Read More

The General Services Administration ("GSA") must reconsider its 81 contract awards under an IT services procurement worth $15 billion, the Court of Federal Claims ("COFC") said. The agency is enjoined from proceeding with its current awardee list and must re-evaluate proposals in a manner that redresses its errors, the court said.  Read More

A retired Army colonel entered a guilty plea in late March to accepting bribes while stationed at Ft. Gordon in Georgia from a company that falsely claimed to qualify as a disadvantaged small business. Anthony Williams, 58, according to a March 21 Justice Department release, agreed to forfeit $1.2 million in illicit proceeds. Williams now faces up to 5 years in prison for his part in the conspiracy.  Read More

As House and Senate negotiators worked to reach a deal to avert another partial government shutdown, many proposed packages included provisions to ensure back pay for contractor employees -- however legislators were unable to reach such an agreement. The proposed bills would cover low-income employees . For examples those who work at agencies as security guards, cafeteria workers and janitors as well as some medium-income employees of contracting firms who provide agencies with supplies and services.  Read More

President Donald Trump has nominated Michael Wooten to become the federal government's top acquisition policy officer. If confirmed, Wooten -- a former senior acquisitions adviser at the Federal Student Loan office -- would be the first permanent administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy since Anne Rung, who resigned in September 2016 to take a senior public sector sales post at Amazon.  Read More

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Federal contractors continue to receive stop-work orders, forcing companies who had worked primarily with the federal government to let thousands of employees go, as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on. Early estimates find the shutdown is costing contractors an estimated $1.5 billion per week, as the employees join furloughed workers on the unemployment rolls.  Read More

In his first appearance following the midterm election results, President Trump did not rule out the possibility of a shut-down next month, if certain spending initiatives are not approved. Responding to questioning whether the midterm results had impacted his demand that Congress fund the border wall, and whether a shutdown was likely, Trump said, "I can't commit to that, but it's possible." He added that he was "not necessarily" committed to pursuing a shutdown strategy, but reiterated, "We need money to build the wall, the whole wall, not pieces of it."  Read More

In this critical time of transition for dealmakers and foreign investment, we invite you to join your peers at American Conference Institute’s 5th National Forum on CFIUS & Team Telecom. Gain invaluable insights on repositioning your transaction planning amidst a rapidly evolving landscape. Widely regarded as the premier event for the CFIUS and Team Telecom bar, join government, industry and private practice experts for a worthwhile discussion of the most pressing issues affecting sensitive, high stakes transactions.  Read More

The number of contractors excluded from government work decreased for the third year in a row, with experts citing increased federal experience in targeting bad players. In fiscal 2017, federal agencies issued 3,640 suspensions, debarments, and proposals for debarment -- 14 percent fewer than the 4,249 actions taken in 2016, the report released from the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee found.  Read More

Earlier this week, OFCCP new guidance, under the title “What Contractors Can Expect .” The publication coincided with OFCCP Acting Director Craig Leen’s well-received presentation at an industry conference in Anaheim, California.  Read More

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