Rules & Tools

Office of Management and Budget

Request for Comments on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Implementation Guidance

CIO.gov's FITARA Proposed Guidance: Public Comments Page.  (April 27, 2015)


Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Claims and Appeals.  (April 23, 2015)

Delivery Schedules.  (April 23, 2015)

Incentive Contracts.  (April 23, 2015)

Progress Payments.  (April 21, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (April 20, 2015)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Source Selection and Payments.  (April 15, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Miscellaneous Amendments to Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (April 14, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Noncompetitive Contracts Awarded Based on Urgency.  (pdf)  (April 14, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81

Introduction.  (April 10, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-013:  Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity.  (April 10, 2015)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (April 10, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Implementation Directive for Better Buying Power 3.0.  (pdf)  (April 10, 2015)

NASA FAR Supplement

Regulatory Review No. 3.  (April 7, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Extension of comment period:  Small Business Mentor Protégé Program; Small Business Size Regulations, etc.  (April 7, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (April 6, 2015)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Extension of Comment Period for Rule on Discrimination on the Basis of Sex.  (April 1, 2015)

General Services Administration

National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees.  (April 1, 2015)

More Rules

More Small Business


Court of Federal Claims

Override of GAO's automatic stay of performance, national security considerations, bridge contract.  See Charles F. Day & Associates, LLC v. U. S. and Loyal Source Government Services, No. 15-289C, April 24, 2015.  (April 27, 2015)


NCMA Executive Director

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Government Contract Environment. Read

Wifcon Blog

DIVAD Versus 60 Minutes. Read

Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Defending the FAR. Read


Don Mansfield

Army Contracting Command Guilty of Noncompliance with a Nonexistent Rule. Read.


Vern Edwards

The Definitions Contest: The Winner. Read.

 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Bob Antonio

Wifcon.com: My Legacy; My Albatross. Read.



Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Failure to properly exhaust its administrative remedies.  See Palladian Partners, Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5125, April 22, 2015.  (April 23, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Jurisdiction, award-term extensions, contract administration.  See Coast Professional, Inc., et al. v. U. S. and Financial Management Systems, Inc., et al., Nos. 15-207C, 15-242C, 15-249C and 15-265C, April 22, 2015.  (April 23, 2015)

More Legal


The Legislation Page is updated.  (April 27, 2015)


U. S. Senate

Hearing on Denver Replacement Medical Center.  (April 27, 2015)


Department of Defense

The Air Force’s Information Technology Contracts Awarded Without Competition Were Generally Justified.  (April 27, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

State Department Construction:  Basis for Building versus Leasing Decisions Was Insufficiently Documented at Three Embassies.  (April 27, 2015)


U. S. House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Acquisition Oversight: How Effectively Is DHS Safeguarding Taxpayer Dollars?.  (April 23, 2015)

Hearing entitled:   Enhancing Cybersecurity of Third-Party Contractors and Vendors.  (April 23, 2015)

U. S. Senate

Hearing entitled:  Reform of the Defense Acquisition System.  (April 23, 2015)

Department of Justice

Former Army Colonel Pleads Guilty to False Statements and Conflict of Interest in Connection with Helicopter Procurement Contracts.  (April 21, 2015)

Small Business Administration

This Year’s National Small Business Week Awardees.  (April 20, 2015)

GSA Inspector General

Public Meeting Presentation on Transactional Data Reporting:  GSAR Case 2013-G504.  See proposed rule.  (April 20, 2015)

Department of Justice

Four Companies and Five Individuals Indicted for Illegally Exporting Technology to Iran.  (April 20, 2015)

House of Representatives

An April 15, 2015, hearing entitled:  Denver VA Medical Center: Constructing a Way Forward.  (April 16, 2015)


Department of Defense

Administration of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Global Installation Multiple-Award Contracts Can Be Improved.  (April 24, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Homeland Security Acquisitions:  Major Program Assessments Reveal Actions Needed to Improve Accountability.  (April 23, 2015)

Department of Health and Human Services

Review of Medicare Contractor Information Security Program Evaluations for Fiscal Year 2013.  (April 22, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Department of Defense:  Acquisition Rulemaking Practices.  (April 20, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures for DoD Compliance With Service Contract Inventory Compilation and Certification Requirements for FY 2013.  (April 16, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Amphibious Combat Vehicle Acquisition:  Marine Corps Adopts an Incremental Approach.  (April 16, 2015)

Small Business Research Programs:  Challenges Remain in Meeting Spending and Reporting Requirements.  (April 16, 2015)

General Services Administration

Applicability of Price Reductions Over the Maximum Order Threshold.  (pdf)  (April 16, 2015)

Rules & Tools

Small Business

Law Office of

Lorenzo F. Exposito

Representing Government Contractors and Subcontractors in Federal Procurement Matters

Bid Protests; Performance Disputes; Ethics and Compliance; Small Business Programs


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