Pentagon asks Congress for innovation 'set-asides' to attract Silicon Valley-type contractors

By Tony Bertuca / April 18, 2016 at 2:13 PM
The Defense Department is asking Congress to establish a pilot program for acquisition program "set-asides" to encourage commercial technology companies to do business with the Pentagon. "Significant potential exists in companies who are quite small and for whom government contracting is an enigma," according to a legislative proposal DOD sent to Congress on April 12 for consideration in the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill. "In some cases, the compliance requirements associated with receiving work, which can number in the...

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