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  1. News Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation DFARS Case 2020-D022: Management of the Procurement Technical Assistance Agreement Program. DFARS Case 2023-D015: Prohibition on Certain Procurements from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Technical Amendments. DFARS Case 2022-D019: Buy American Act Requirements. Protests Court of Federal Claims Thalin, LLC v. U. S. and Fury Solutions, LLC, No. 22-1811, June 8, 2023. Imaginarium, LLC v. U. S., No. 22-cv-1453, June 7, 2023. Audits Weapon Systems Annual Assessment:  Programs Are Not Consistently Implementing Practices That Can Help Accelerate Acquisitions.
  2. News Federal Acquisition Institute Acquisition Today. Project on Government Oversight The Bunker: The Not-Ready-for-Primetime-Slayers. IBM Center for The Business of Government Opening the Aperture and Leveraging New and Emerging Shared Services. Protests Court of Federal Claims VSolvit, LLC v. U. S. and Deloitte Consulting LLP, No. 22-1913, June 7, 2023. Government Accounting Office Karthik Consulting, LLC, B-421610.2, May 31, 2023. Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments Government Accounting Office Missile Defense: DOD Needs to Improve Oversight of System Sustainment and Readiness.
  3. News Department of Justice CEO of Dozens of Companies Pleads Guilty to Massive Scheme to Traffic in Fraudulent and Counterfeit Cisco Networking Equipment. Protests Government Accountability Office Kupono Government Services, LLC; Akima Systems Engineering, LLC, B-421392.9, B-421392.10, B-421392.11, B-21392.12, Jun 05, 2023. ODL Services, B-421537, B-421537.2, B-421537.3, May 25, 2023. Dispute Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit U. S. v. Eagle Peak Rock & Paving, Inc., 2021-1837, June 6, 2023.
  4. Protests Government Accountability Office Correct Solutions, LLC, B-421533, May 31, 2023. Comprehensive Health Services, LLC, B-421108.4, B-421108.5, May 17, 2023.
  5. Rules Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Change to the Procurement List. Protests Court of Federal Claims Allicent Technology, LLC. v. U. S. and BrightPoint, LLC, Nos. 22-1380C, 22-1425C, 22-1436C, 22-1460C, 22-1462C, 22-1477C, 22-1492C, 22-1519C, 22-1549C, and 23-441C, June 2, 2023. (116 pages) Government Accounting Office Tyonek Engineering & Agile Mfg, LLC, B-421547,B-421547.2, May 26, 2023.
  6. There are 2 parts to Wifcon.com. The Main Part is this Discussion Forum. The Secondary Part, including the Home Page, includes everything else. The Secondary Part will be completely redesigned during June 2023. However, all the old pages will remain where they are until I can completely redesign, update, and replace them. You will be able to recognize the Home Page and its subordinate pages after the redesign. However, it will more modern. There will be no dancing bears, pop-ups, or any of that nonsense. Once I settle on a new design, the Home Page will be the first page to be installed. I expect that will take a week. Until then, the daily updates will appear here under a section on this Forum called "Temporary Home Page" or something like that. It will be closed to comment but you can discuss anything you see on other parts of the Discussion Forum. You'll know it when you see it. When I created Wifcon.com in July 1998, I was 49 years old. I'm now 74. In a little over a month, Wifcon.com will begin it's 25th year on the internet. If you have any questions about the redesign, ask them here.
  7. I am attaching this OFPP Directive on interagency acquisitions for further use. The title is Development, Review and Approval of Business Cases for Certain Interagency and Agency-Specific Acquisitions.
  8. For FY 2022, the Congressional Budget Office said that the U. S. spent: Iif we project the same amount in FY 2023, then NIH's annual contract amounts of $2 trillion under that procurement would cover 32 percent of the amount that the U. S. spent for everything and more than the discretionary money for FY 2023. CBO defines discretionary funding as With those contracts NIH could cover the entire discretionay funding for FY 2023. "An electronic chcken in every pot." That makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
  9. Why 305 to 510 awarded contracts? I haven't checked any previous procurement but I expect a lot less than that number of contractors ever getting work to do. I admit my math could be better. However, 305 to 510 contracts with orders of $50 billion could exceed $20 trillion. Who's kidding who? Now, for a true story. A contracting agency had about 6 IDIQ contracts with maximum order limits of $50 million each. One contractor was going to exceed the $50 million limit because it received most of the awards. The other 5 contractors received next to nothing. The contracting agency believed that increasing the maximum order limit for the one contractor would be improper and get the other contractors to take legal action. What to do? All 6 contractors had their original contracts maximum increased to $50 million even those who never received any business. That reminded me of the $50 billion number.
  10. 400 contracts x $50,000,000,000 (billion) = $20,000,000,000,000 (trillion) I've never been great at math but I estimated the number of contracts at 400 with a maximum of $50 billion. Possible 10 years = $2 trillion a year. Is my math correct? Does the solicitation state that all contracts awarded could be worth $20 trillion?
  11. Keeping the GAO Protest Unit busy with 311 protests under Solicitation 75N98121R00001 Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners (CIO-SP4). Notice the GAO's protest number under Infotrend Inc., B-419956.301, May 11, 2023.
  12. There are a few various display names that use wifcon as part of their display name. Since they don't use it verbatim, I let it go. Tonight, I deleted a display name that used "wifcon" period. Don't do that!
  13. By Dan Chenok Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the retirement celebration for Steve Kelman, longtime Kennedy School Professor and globally leading government management expert, who I’ve been fortunate to know for over three decades. The event was a remarkable tribute to Steve, who: * * * * * changed the face of government procurement for the better, as outllined by Kennedy School Professor and event moderator Jeff Liebman; * * * * * See the article from IBM Center for The Business of Government
  14. The good part is: the discussion search is corrected and I can use the events page again, the SSL was extended to the discussion pages, and finally all pages are now operating correctly under the SSL Certificate and it will last for a year. and now, i can move on to upgrading the non-discussion pages of the site. That will take me some time.
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