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December 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 12)             [pdf version]
     Federal Court Blocks Rule Extending Overtime Pay to 4.2 Million White-Collar Employees
     FAC 2005-92 Requires Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting
     Two More Proposed FAR Changes
     DOD Issues Three Final Rules in November

November 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 11)             [pdf version]
     Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, Put on Hold by Court
     DOD Finalizes Network Penetration Reporting Rule
     DHS Requests Invoices for Over-Age Contracts
     NASA Removes Engineering Change Proposals Clause

October 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 10)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-91 Finalizes Rule on Women-Owned Small Business Sole Source Contracts
     DOD Proposes Changes to Its Mentor-Protégé Program
     Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.20/Hour for 2017
     Increase Proposed to Settlement Audit Threshold
     Acquisition of Order-Level Materials Proposed for FSS
     Labor Finalizes Rule on Contractors’ Paid Sick Leave
     NASA Prohibited from Using DCAA

September 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 9)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-90 Establishes “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Representation
     DOD Issues Rules on Counterfeit Electronic Parts
     OMB Issues Policy on Mobile Devices and Services
     GAO Bans Protestor from Protesting
     IRS Issues Regulations on 2% Foreign Procurement Tax
     OMB Issues 2017 Version of the NAICS
     Federal Source Code Policy Established
     NASA Clarifies Award Fee Evaluations and Payments

August 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 8)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-89 Implements SBA Rules on Small Business Subcontracting
     Governmentwide Mentor-Protégé Program Established
     OMB Issues Circular A-130 Revision
     Treasury Proposes Continuing Resolution Funding Rules
     USTR Waives Restrictions for Moldova
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 7/8%

July 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 7)             [pdf version]
     GSA to Require Transactional Data Reporting For Federal Supply Schedule Orders
     DOD on Rampage with DFARS Changes
     Supreme Court Issues Two Acquisition-Related Decisions
     Three Rules Proposed for the FAR
     OFCCP Revises Sex Discrimination Rules
     EPA Tidies Up the EPAAR
     GSA Does Some Tidying Up, Too
     OMB Establishes New Software Licensing Policy

June 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 6)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-88 Requires Safeguards of Contractor Information Systems
     Four More FAR Rules Proposed
     Defense Rouses Itself
     GSA Addresses Unenforceable Supplier Terms

May 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 5)             [pdf version]
     GAO Proposes Electronic Protest System, $350 Filing Fee
     DOD Takes It Easy in April
     SBA Proposes Joining SBIR and STTR Policies
     SBA Issues WOSB Review Procedures for Migration
     NASA Proposes to Clarify Award Fee Process
     DOE Requires Strategic Sourcing Consideration

April 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 4)             [pdf version]
     SBA Shifts Number of Eligible Industries In Women-Owned Small Business Program
     FAC 2005-87 Requires Reporting on Predecessors
     DOD Awakens with Flurry of DFARS Changes
     HUDAR Revised
     OMB Issues Draft Policy on Mobile Devices

March 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 3)             [pdf version]
     Labor Proposes Regulations Requiring Federal Contractor to Provide Sick Leave
     GSA Opens Federal Acquisition Gateway to Public
     Costs of Congressional Inquiries Would Be Disallowed
     DFARS Revised to Conform to FAR PIINs

February 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 2)             [pdf version]
     Small Business Size Standards Raised, Increasing Number of Eligible Businesses by Thousands
     Two Changes Proposed to the FAR
     GSA Removes Unnecessary Construction Clauses
     DOD Instituting Enduring Contingency Clause Initiative

January 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 1)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-86 Revises Trade Agreements Thresholds, Authorizes Sole Source Contracts to WOSBs
     FAC 2005-85 Finalizes Minimum Wage Regulations
     DOD Addresses Acquisition Policies Outside the U.S.
     OMB Proposes New Software Licensing Policy
     Number of Protests Increased by 3% in FY 2015
     Mileage Reimbursement Set at 54¢/Mile for Autos
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 1/2%



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