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PSC’s David Berteau: Contractors Likely to Rethink Workforce Security Approach Amid US-Iran Tensions

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council and a 2019 Wash100 winner, said rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran could prompt government contractors to reexamine personnel security measures in the Middle East, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. "Companies have to be thinking right now, What do I need to do differently, what do I need to be prepared for, will the government have threat information, will they share it with me?"

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Roger Krone, Carey Smith, John Heller Named to 2020 PSC Board Leadership Posts

Federal contracting industry veterans Roger Krone, Carey Smith and John Heller have been elected to serve in key leadership positions on the Professional Services Council's board of directors next year. "With the experience and knowledge of Roger, Carey and John, we will continue to advance our industry in helping serve our government customers and the American people," said David Berteau, president and CEO of PSC and a two-time Wash100 awardee.

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Even Third Time Not the Charm – GPO Buy for VA Upheld

I’ve previously written about a procurement for suicide prevention locks and associated printing services that was undertaken for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). A veteran-owned small business challenged the VA and the GPO procurement at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), at the Court …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: GPO Buy of Anti-Suicide Gun Locks for VA – An Update

My September 12, 2019 column, raised questions about a protest at the GAO of the VA’s planned use of the Government Publishing Office (formerly the Government Printing Office) to acquire anti-suicide gun locks and printing instructions. That case addressed the applicability of the VA’s specific statute to give priority to …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: All the Facts Should Matter – Even to GAO

The GAO bid protest process is designed to rapidly get all of the issues regarding the protest of an agency procurement on the table and then look at how the law and the facts relate to those issues – from the agency’s and the protestor’s perspective. It is rare that …

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ACT I Nominated for ‘Contractor of the Year’ Award; Michael Niggel Quoted

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has been named a finalist under one of the revenue categories of the 2019 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards. “Our selection represents the hard work of our many talented employees and demonstrates the company’s commitment to our clients and their missions," ACT I CEO Michael Niggel said.

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Did the VA Miss the Forest While Looking Only at the Trees In Buying Suicide Prevention Gun Locks?

Every once in a while, a GAO bid protest decision is issued that catches my attention for reasons having nothing to do with the underlying legal issue being decided. 

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