Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

Like many agencies, the EPA is putting contingency plans in place, in case of another government shutdown on Oct 1st.  A notice posted to FedBizOpps gives the details: Furlough Actives: employees … [Read more...]

Getting the Most Out of FedBizOpps

If you’re familiar with FedBizOpps, you know that almost all contract postings over $25,000 are available at that site, and that you can search for opportunities via keywords, NAICS (Industry) codes … [Read more...]

What is Ability One?

Ability One (aka the Jarvit’s Wagner O’Day Act or JWOD) requires federal agencies to purchase certain products and services from the National Institutes for the Blind (NIB) and the National Institute … [Read more...]

GSA SmartPay Program Issues New ‘Chip & PIN’ Charge Cards

An Executive Order signed in October last year has prompted GSA to begin issuing new, more secure ‘Chip & PIN’ payment cards. The Executive Order requires the Government’s payment card … [Read more...]

Calling All History Buffs!

The agency charged with developing the atomic bomb during World War II (“The Manhattan Project”) commissioned a classified history of the project in 1944. The history was "intended to describe, in … [Read more...]