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CVE Rule Change Proposal to Affect Re-Verification Process

Posted by Daniel McAuliffe on Mar 14, 2017 11:24:21 AM

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On February 21, 2017, the VA issued a CVE rule change proposing that Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) verified businesses be reverified for compliance every three-years instead of every two-years.

The VA’s proposal implements a section of the Veterans Benefits, HealthCare, and Information Technology Act of 2006, that requires the VA to verify ownership and control of veteran owned small businesses (VOSB), including service-disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB) so these firms can participate inVA acquisitions set-aside for SDVOSB/VOSBs.

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Topics: Government Procurement, Firm News, Government Compliance, government contracting, government contracts attorney

Amazon and the CIA: Federal Procurement on Steroids

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Nov 23, 2014 10:02:07 PM

Is Federal Procurement Reserved for Big Firms Like Amazon?

The notoriously tight-lipped CIA usually "does not publicly disclose details of our contracts, the identities of our contractors, the contract values or the scope of work.”  In other words, if federal procurement involves the Agency, it is top secret.  Because of this, it was big news in 2013 when it was disclosed that the agency had contracted with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a 10-year, $600 million cloud computing project.

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Topics: Government Procurement, Government Compliance

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