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COVID-19: Keep Your (Cyber) Guard Up!

Wake up, brush your teeth, say, “Good morning,” get cup of coffee, log into computer. This is the new normal for many of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause headaches and stress for our personal and professional lives. Connecting to our company networks remotely provides us the necessary flexibility to remain productive during […]
April 6, 2020

Small Business Recertification, Sick Leave, Wage Determinations Among Coming GSA Schedule Changes

As part of the regulatory updates to Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts, General Services Administration (GSA) announced in an Interact blog post on March 9, 2017, that contracting officers may require contractors re-representing their size status from small to large to submit a subcontracting plan after the re-certification. A number of other impactful changes will […]
April 3, 2017

Data Is the New Currency; Are You Ready for Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Data is the new currency. Information or data is the crown jewel for many organizations. While breaches at big corporations such as Target, Sony, and Home Depot make the headlines, small and mid-size businesses are still prime targets for hackers. These businesses are especially vulnerable as they don’t have many of the security measures found […]
October 3, 2016

GSA to Standardize Part Number Data on GSA Schedules

GSA is standardizing part number data on GSA schedules in order to provide higher quality, more meaningful, and complete descriptive data to customers while enhancing competition and saving taxpayer dollars. GSA is now requiring a Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) for each awarded product, as well as a Universal Product Code Type A (UPC-A) for each […]
July 14, 2015

Industry Trends: Discretionary Spending Down, Profit Margins Up – Read more!

Deltek releases GovConClarity Industry Trends this week, confirming our observation of trends over the past year. Highlights from the survey are: Overall pool of available dollars for discretionary spending is down 4%. There are a few growth sectors – Energy/Conservation, Budget Streamline Processes for the Government; Healthcare; and, of course, Cyber. In general, it appears […]
March 19, 2012