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This Week in Federal Contracting – September 18, 2017

In this week’s Federal Contracting News Roundup, we are looking at causes for minimal startup involvement in federal contracting, how the Department of Labor is assisting contractors with hurricane relieve efforts via requirement suspensions, thoughts from Lexis Nexis about a better contract spending tracking system and how senators are preparing for the pending government reorganization.

Below are some recent headlines of which the federal contracting community should be aware:

 

New Eastern Foundry report tells why startups struggle with federal contracts

Easter Foundry and Boston Consulting Group recently conducted a study to better understand why more startups aren’t involved in the federal contracting space. The study cited the slow government working pace and confusion about lines of communication as some of the top deterrents for startups becoming more involved with government contracts.

Read the whole story here.

 

New Federal Contracts Providing Hurricane Relief Get Some Relief from OFCCP Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that, in an effort to support the recovery and relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will be temporarily suspending certain requirements that might slow those efforts. These exemptions will apply for the next three months.

Read the whole story here.

 

Here’s How the Government Could Better Track Contract Spending

A recent report from Lexis Nexis and the Data Foundation revealed that the government would greatly benefit from a common identification system that allows business relationships to be tracked publically. NextGov reported, “Doing so could disrupt the monopoly Dun & Bradstreet has on the identification numbers contractors use to work with the federal government. But if the public and federal government want to better understand where money goes, they’re going to need to use a common identification system…”

Read the whole story here.

 

Senators gear up for government reorg

With agency reorganization drafts due by the end of the month, government leaders shared their views and hesitation around the upcoming government reorganization plan.  FCW’s Chase Gunter reported, “This time around, the focal points of the Office of Management and Budget’s restructuring memo are to ‘eliminate or reorganize unnecessary or redundant federal agencies’ and to reduce the size of the workforce.”

Read the whole story here.

 


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