Tag Archives: Federal Government

A Government Contracting Cautionary Tale

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Aventura Technologies, Inc. and its senior management are charged with fraud, money laundering and illegal importation of equipment. The criminal complaint charges the company and seven current and former employees with selling Chinese-made equipment with known cybersecurity vulnerability to the U.S. government while falsely representing that the... Read More

Key Government Contracting Web Site FBO.gov Transition Underway

The long-planned combination of multiple federal government contracting websites into one is in progress with the announcement of the agile launch of SAM.beta.gov to totally replace the FedBizOpp.gov (FBO.gov) website in early 2020. The General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for the development and function of the new free federal contracting opportunities website. The planned... Read More

Proposal Management; Increasing Wins at the FY End

Decades of federal government contract spending habits have proven to be a direct cause of the dramatic increase in awarded contracts as the September 30 fiscal year-end approaches. Even with a reduced budget, the “use it or lose it” mentality is a driving force in government purchasing at this time of the year, whether it is for a $100 credit card purchase or a $10 billion contract. Although not all agencies award their contracts in this way, a large... Read More