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  • FCC to Begin 'Restoring Internet Freedom Order' Implementation in April - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC to Begin ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ Implementation in April

    The Federal Communications Commission has set April 23 as the effective date of an order that would repeal internet regulations the Obama administration implemented in 2015. Changes under the Restoring Internet Freedom Order will go into effect in April except for certain amendatory instructions, which are subject to the Office of Management and Budget‘s approval of information […] More

  • OPM Drafts New Leave Policies for Federal Employees - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    OPM Drafts New Leave Policies for Federal Employees

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has drafted new rules that will reduce the use of paid administrative leave for employee under investigation for misconduct, a change to the 2016 Administrative Act. The proposed regulation was posted to the Federal Register Thursday and is open for comments until August 14. Under the proposed change, agencies may not place an […] More

  • N&C Unveils IBM Watson-Based Regulatory Analytics Platform; Andras Szakal Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    N&C Unveils IBM Watson-Based Regulatory Analytics Platform; Andras Szakal Comments

    N&C has launched an analytics platform intended to help public and private organizations analyze regulatory documents from the Federal Register. Regendus is based on the natural language processing platform of IBM‘s Watson cognitive computing system, N&C said Monday. IBM helped build the Regendus prototype as N&C’s technology partner and the platform was further developed through collaborations with the White House and 23 […] More

  • GSA to Require Greenhouse Gas Emission, Reduction Goal Disclosures From IT Vendors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GSA to Require Greenhouse Gas Emission, Reduction Goal Disclosures From IT Vendors

    The General Services Administration plans to require large and medium-sized information technology contractors to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and related reduction goals through an annual report. A Federal Register notice posted Wednesday stated GSA wants to include its Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract for information technology products and services under the agency’s GHG disclosure requirements. GSA says the plan is […] More

  • White House Sci-Tech Policy Office Seeks Information on AI Technologies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Sci-Tech Policy Office Seeks Information on AI Technologies

    The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked for information on artificial intelligence technologies that could support OSTP’s efforts to recommend research directions and determine challenges and opportunities. In a Federal Register notice posted Monday, OSTP said it seeks feedback from academic and industry researchers, consumers, private companies and charitable foundations to inform the office’s view on AI research, tools, technologies and […] More

  • DOJ Requests Info on Body-Worn Cameras for Market Survey - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DOJ Requests Info on Body-Worn Cameras for Market Survey

    The Justice Department has issued a request for information in support of the National Institute of Justice's upcoming market survey that aims to identify commercial body-worn cameras designed for use in law enforcement operations. DOJ's justice programs office said in a Federal Register notice posted Thursday the survey will work to help law enforcement agencies' purchasing agents […] More

  • New Regulations to Increase Agency Sole-Source Contract Disclosures - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Regulations to Increase Agency Sole-Source Contract Disclosures

    Federal agencies are now required to publicly justify more sole-source contracts for small businesses before awarding them, according to a April 18 Federal Register notice. Contracts that fall under the new regulations include 8(a) small business sole-source contracts worth more than $20 million. Agencies must also include why it needs the goods or services in […] More

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