Archive for August, 2014

District Court Sides with BMC Software in “Authorize Reseller” Dispute

The District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Alexandria Division ruled in favor of BMC Software in it’s dispute with ESCgov, Inc. over whether ESCgov was an “authorized reseller” when bidding on a new contract with DISA. The court found that...

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DoD Proposes Amendment to DFARS

DFARS Case 2014-D001, Technical Reports,  Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 51293,August 28, 2014,SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition RegulationSupplement (DFARS) to require scientific and technical reports be submitted inelectronic format.Dates: ...

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OMB Request for Comment on Digital Services Playbook

OMB- Request for Comments on Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR Handbook, 79Fed. Reg. 49542, August 21, 2014.SUMMARY:  OSTP and OMB’s Offices of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) andE-Government & Information Technology (E-Gov) are seeking public comment...

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Graduate Medical Education Policies Reviewed

The National Academy of Sciences released a report reviewing the current Graduate Medical Education policies and funding within the United States. The report emphasizes the need for continued guaranteed public funding of GME programs...

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HHS amends FAR Supplement

79 Fed. Reg. 49015, August 19, 2014. SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing a final rule to amend its Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement—the HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR)— to add two...

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When Religious Freedom Clashes with Access to Care

The New England Journal of Medicine has an in depth discussion of the Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell. Visit: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1407965?query=TOC to read how the decision can...

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Contractor Self-Disclosure Program

“The HHS OIG’s contractor self-disclosure program provides a means for contractors to self-disclose potential violations of the False Claims Act and various Federal criminal laws involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery or gratuity. The...

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