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Rapid Fire August 20, 2012: Federal Contract Cancellations | MRAP JLI

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* Procurement data crunched by Bloomberg Government shows a surge of federal contract cancellations with 13,579 contracts worth $2.15B cancelled during the current – and almost finished – fiscal year. Some of these cancellations may be recompeted and are thus really postponed rather than terminated. * US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) issued draft RFP W56HZV-12-R-0034 [PDF] for Joint Logistics Integrator (JLI) services for MRAP vehicles. The idea is to pool needs from all US and foreign MRAP users with a 1-year contract (extendable to 3) involving 2.1 million man hours of service to support operational readiness. The formal RFP is planned for mid-October 2012 will proposals due the next month and an award made by the end of May 2013. The document notes an organizational conflict of interest with ManTech, the prime contractor of Contractor Logistics Sustainment and Support (CLSS) as the JLI will have to monitor them. * The latest Defense AT&L [PDF] features an article that channels Nassim Nicholas Taleb and pushes back against bogus quantitative risk assessment methodologies. Also: how to form an integrated product team (IPT), and an interesting question: why is DoD not making money off commercial use of GPS? * The […]

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