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Posted by on Apr 22, 2021

Federal Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program Secrets of Success

Federal Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program Secrets of Success

As a growing number of federal agencies now use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to facilitate and streamline work, in partnership with the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), we interviewed officials from nine federal agencies about their experiences with RPA. The resulting report, RPA in Federal Agencies – How Federal Agencies Achieve More through […]

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Preparing for the Future of Contracting

Preparing for the Future of Contracting

How can a federal hiring manager distinguish between acquisition and contracting professional candidates? Although the federal government has indicated a need for highly skilled professionals, current acquisition and contracting certification models cover basic contracting competencies, which are just that ― basic. Credentials for Acquisition and Contracting Professionals More desirable candidates are focused on developing their […]

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

DoD Contractors Score 99% with OSHA and FLSA Compliance

DoD Contractors Score 99% with OSHA and FLSA Compliance

A few months ago, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) annual review of DOD contractor labor practices was published. The report culls through practice standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to distinguish between willful, repeated, and willful and repeated violations. The Data The study analyzed […]

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Learning to Take Risks on the Acquisitions Battlefield

Learning to Take Risks on the Acquisitions Battlefield

Defense One magazine recently published a compelling article about the challenges of getting employees to take an entrepreneurial attitude in organizational roles. In the article, retired U.S. Army Colonel Peter A. Newell likens his battlefield experiences in Iraq to organizations’ difficulties. He cites the need for simulated, real-world training that captures the pressures and risks […]

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

No Price, No Problem for New Multiple-Award IDIQ Contracts

No Price, No Problem for New Multiple-Award IDIQ Contracts

For decades, a standard requirement in the federal contracting process has been that price must be an evaluation factor in award decisions. That requirement is no longer true for certain contracts issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Coast Guard. Section 825 of the Fiscal Year 2017 National […]

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Posted by on May 28, 2020

OTA Offers Big Benefits…If You Know How to Use It

OTA Offers Big Benefits…If You Know How to Use It

Other Transaction Authorities (OTA) were created to provide selected agencies the flexibility necessary to adopt and incorporate business practices reflecting commercial industry standards and best practices into its award instruments. OTA allows for rapid procurement from non-traditional contractors without FAR-based competition.   Although the provision of OTA has been around for decades, it has generally […]

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