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  1. H-2-H: Is this it. I think it is worth reading. I haven't done a thorough reading of the decision but it appears that the COFC backed down because of a "novel" ruling by the CAFC.
  2. In the Court of Federal Claims: Savantage Financial Services, Inc. v. U. S., No. 19-1805C, October 26, 2020
  3. I'm going to update site now.  You won't see it for a while.

  4. Send me a PM above where the envelope is at. Fill in your previous display name and e-mail addresses. I'll see if I can figure it out.
  5. Joel: I clicked on your name and message, activity, profile, etc. Appeared.
  6. Steve Schooner posted an article on the SSRN entitled Brand Name or Equal: Without "Equal," It's Not Competitive. I think you may find it of interest.
  7. I found this: GSA’s Take on Implementation of Section 889 from SheppardMullin.
  8. Some things I noticed about the recently twice-revised forum software. After someone writes an oringinal post, the software will identify them as Author in future posts in the thread (topic). Orinally, I thought it was a mistake in the software. Some posters may see a little symbol near their icons. I have one automatically provided by the software that declares me as a moderator. I've seen another as a hand that declares a new member and newly registered or something like that. I've also noticed that if a post is made months after the previous post was made, the sof
  9. Joel: I looked at the Author's post when it was originally written. At that time, I believed that it was a question to the workforce for their opinion about an issue. I also considered whether it should be in the contract award forum. I felt that it was a general question to the workforce and left it in this forum. I understand your point and appreciate your efforts and have adopted many of your suggetions. However, this time I believe it is where it should be.
  10. Jamaal: Using the general definitions provided by the FAR an Wow! The Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense and an Assistant Secretary of Defense are agency heads. If they knew they were all the boss, we may be defenseless. I understand what they mean but it can be interpreted a different way. With the existing junk laws, some dating back to the 1700s; the annual perfections to those laws; the minor deletions, I guess the FAR Councils are having trouble keeping up with all the perfections and have no time to go back and read any of the regulations that are mean
  11. The initial post mentions Section 889. I must assume that is the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Public Law - 115-232. In Section 889 which is the Prohibition on certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment. Section 889 specifically contains paragraph (f) which defines Exeutive agency as "The term “executive agency” has the meaning given the term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code. " Below is Section 133 of Title 41, USC. that defines Executive Agency as Section 889 authorizes waiver authority to
  12. Early this morning, I installed a new upgrade to this discussion software. I remember reading something that Internet Explorer (IE) is no longer being supported for some things. I don't have a choice in the matter. If you are using a version of IE, you may not see this discussion forum as it is intended to look nor use it as it is intended to work.
  13. Retread: This current discussion software, like many other softwares and web sites no longer supports Internet Explorer (IE). If you use IE to view this discussion forum, it may not look nor work as it is intended. Here is Microsoft's instructions. Lifecycle FAQ - Internet Explorer and Edge. I do not use IE because it no longer is maintained for my systems. Use a browser version that is continuously and vigorously supported and defended by it's owner. The internet is a War Zone. It is as simple as that. A good deal of my time is spent defending my spec of the internet.
  14. Joel: OK. I just noticed the one-month later response. I also see the expand button in long posts.
  15. There have been 2 major upgrades to the software within the past 10 days. I saw Joel's post and could not figure out what happened. I deleted it. I also note that in TimB's last post, there is the word author in the right hand top which should not be there. Below that and Joel's post there is something that says 1 month later... I cannot access those words nor the word author as the administrator. After Joel's post with the gibberish there was the second upgrade that I installed last night. I don't know if that upgrade did anything that matters or what. I could not re
  16. H_2_H: Thanks for reminding me. I have it on the Home Page and the Analysis page but forgot to post it here too.
  17. Vern provides us with this article: In the last month or so we have seen a number of articles about Michael Wooten, the Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, and his ideas about “frictionless acquisition,” which is his metaphor for reducing administrative lead time and speeding up the buying process. See the article at: FRICTIONLESS ACQUISITION: A New Initiative By The Office Of Federal Procurement Policy.
  18. The edit button is in a different place of this revised software. It you click the 3 dots at the top right of your post, you will see the edit to click.
  19. Formerfed: The history of the A-12 has so many potential diversions that it was difficult to focus on the main story. For example, the Soviet Union and the U. S. were competing about everything. When Johnson found out about the A-12 in 1964, he wanted to let the Soviet Union know that we had the fastest airplane. So on February 29, 1964 he had a press conference to announce our achievement. He used design A-11 in his press release instead of design A-12 so not to technically violate its secrecy. Then he mentioned that the A-11 was being tested at Edwards Air Force Base instead of Gro
  20. "Many years ago, as a teen, I noticed a magazine on a barbershop table with an incredible black airplane on the cover. Huge engines on each side of a delta wing and a long thin fuselage with a cockpit near the front. I never forgot that airplane, it was an SR-71 Blackbird. Now, 55 years later, I'm writing a brief article about the first Blackbird -- the A-12. It's the fastest and highest flying jet airplane that was ever built. Everything about the A-12 was incredible. Imagine this. A requirement is developed to: make an airplane so fast that nothing can catch it, make it fly so hi
  21. In the last 24 hours, there have been 2 major changes to Wifcon.com. There is one you don't see and another that is quite visible. 1. The one you don't see is the change to a new server and new server software. If you see this post, your are looking at Wifcon.com on its new server with its new server software. That was done to keep the web host's server and software current. I've tested it and everything seems to be working. Additionally, I will check the posts that you added during the move to see if the ones I copied are posted to the new server. This change to the new server
  22. The new server has been installed and we may be viewing the site on the temporary old server. I will try to copy posts of today and post them to the site on the new server.
  23. Wifcon.com is being upgraded with a new server and new software. This will affect Wifcon.com's DNS Numbers. For example, the server you use to access the internet has a DNS number. Wifcon.com's server has a different DNS number. Since Wifcon.com's DNS will be changed, your server may not be able to find wifcon.com's new server immediately. It may take 4 to 24 hours for your server to find wifcon.com. This may affect my ability to see Wifcon.com too. If you cannot access it, just type in wifcon.com to your browser. That might find it quicker. You might have to save a new bookmark f
  24. As you know, the current Requirement is in FAR Subpart 4.8 - Government Contract Files. I started reviewing contract files in the early 1970s, years before the FAR. I remember mulitleaf folders with the solicitation, contract etc. on one side and supporting documents on the other. Other relics here remember the same. I always marveled at the consistency of different agency contract files. The laws and regulations before the FAR were the: Armed Services Procurement Act of 1947, Armed Services Procurement Regulation (ASPR), later the Defense Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  25. I was updating the Home Page on Thursday when I found this CBCA Case: S & DF Properties, LLC, CBCA 6809, August 13, 2020.
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