News and Events
Roger Mackin and Timothy M. Delaney Join the Senior Advisory Board for G4i Development Group and Its New Subsidiary G4i-AGC
Retired Major General Gale Pollock joins GPA-HRSA Medical Staffing Support’s Senior Advisory Board of Directors.
G4i Staffing Support wins Seaport-e Subcontract with VETS. Seaport Enhanced (SeaPort-e) is a $2.5 Billion Dollar program that makes procurement of Engineering, Technical and Programmatic support services at NAVAIR, NAVSEA, NAVSUP and SPAWAR.
25 Jun 2012 : G4i Staffing Support and CAMRIS form partnership to support Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO)
This program is under the Program and Programmatic Support contract. CNTPO is an acquisition program office working directly in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (OASD-SO/LIC) through the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter Narcotics and Global Threats (DASD-CN).
An article in Federal Contracts Report of June 26, 2012, reports on the Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Center, June 16, 2012. The Court held tha the government must pay Indian Tribes the entire amount of contract support costs incurred while providing services under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, even if Congress capped the total amount of funds that can be expended for those costs. The 5-4 opinion, written by Justice Sotomayor, makes it clear that if the amount Congress appropriated is sufficient to pay in full any individual tribe’s contract support costs, the government must pay the aggregate amount due all the tribes, even if it is more than the amount appropriated, according to the article.
Among the many recent bills introduced on Capital Hill are:
- Veterans Affairs Employee Accountablity Act (H.R. 4481), to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that VA employees who violate certain civil laws do not receive bonuses, sponsored by Representatives Phil Roe (R-TN). The bill was heard on June 20, 2012, by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and was scheduled for markup on June 27, 2012;
- H.R. 6004 would require VA to carve out a preference for local small businesses when awarding construction, maintenance, and services contracts. The legislation was sponsored by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) on June 21, 2012, and has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and;
- Native Hawaiian HUBZone Opportunity Act of 2012 (H.R. 5729), to amend the Small Business Act to permit Native Hawaiian Organizations to have status as HUBZone small business concerns, and for other purposes, sponsored by Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI). The bill was referred to the House Committee on Small Business and sustained a point of order on an amendment that sought to increase funds for the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants program by $13 million on June 27, 2012.
26 Jun Source: Federal Contracts Report
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report entitled “Defense Acquistion Workforce: Improved Processes, Guidance, and Planning Needed to Enhance Use of Workforce Development Funds,” GAO-12-747R, June 20, 2012. DoD has identified Defense Acquistion Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) as a key tool used to address gaps in the acquisition workforce through additional hiring and training initiatives.
According to an article in Federal Contracts Report of June 26, 2012, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) said on June 21, 2012, that he is willing to consider “revenue raisers”-interpreted by many as tax hikes-to prevent sequestration of the DoD budget.
An article in Government Executive of June 26, 2012, reports that with no sign of compromise on Capital Hill for a deal on the budget deficit and debt, National Journal’s National Security Insiders are hedging on whether the across-the-board defense cuts that Pentagon officials have warned would be devastating to the military’s capabilities will actually happen.
According to an article in Government Executive of June 19, 2012, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said June 19, 2012, that automatic cuts to DoD’s budget resulting from the sequestration deal struck by the Obama administration and Congress would have to come from military operations, maintenance, training and modernization.
The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Notice of Availability of the Fiscal Year 2011 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory List of Contracts for Services (Inventory), 77 Fed, Reg 38274, June 27, 2012.
29 Jun 2012 : DoD, GSA and NASA Request Public Comment on Uncompensated Overtime Service Contracting
The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a notice of request for public comments regarding an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning service contracting, 77 FED.
The Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled issued Proposed Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List, 77 Fed, Reg. 38775, June 29, 2012.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued an interim final rule, Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines, 77 Fed. Reg. 38181, June 27, 2012.