Posts from GovConDaily for 03/05/2015

March 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Euro Bank Unveils Bond Purchase Initiative

The GovCon Index recorded a slight gain of 0.034 points on Thursday to close at 69.306. Investors will pay particular attention to figures on hourly wages and unemployment, CNBC reported. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 38…
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Ashton Carter, Martin Dempsey: Pentagon Needs Budget Increase, Internal Reform

The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee has listened to testimony from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey about the administration’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget, DoD News reported Wednesday
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Ken Asbury: CACI to Help Army Evaluate Night-Vision Tech for Asymmetric Warfare

CACI International will continue its support for U.S. Army sensor and imaging systems modeling and simulation work following the award of a 12-month, $43 million task order contract under the Strategic Services Sourcing vehicle…
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GSA Plans New Rule for GWAC ‘Prices Paid’ Data Reports

The General Services Administration has proposed a new rule that will require government contractors to submit data on prices paid by agencies for products or services acquired through GSA’s contract vehicles, Federal Times reported Wednesday
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OFPP’s Anne Rung to Issue Guidance on Future Acquisition Rating System

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy will implement a new rating system for contracting officers, program managers and vendors that asks respondents to answer 15 questions and review the acquisition program, Federal News Radio reportedWednesday
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Shane Imwalle: Woolpert Looks to Grow Through Product Diversification

Shane Imwalle, a Woolpert senior vice president, has seen growth in federal services demand due to a sequestration-related backlog of government projects, he told the Dayton Business Journal in an interview published Wednesday
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CBO: US Could Default on Debt After September

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the U.S. government will be at risk of defaulting on its debt sometime between October and November 2015 unless lawmakers strike a new debt-ceiling agreement. CBO said Congress passed the Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act last year to extend the U…
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