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Presidential Travel: Policy and Costs

Presidential Travel: Policy and Costs

Date: May 17, 2012
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report discusses the issues regarding the President, Vice President, and First Lady travels, official and political, or unofficial. Whether a trip is for official or political purposes, the Air Force pays all operational and other costs incurred by the use of the aircraft.
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The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

Date: August 18, 2015
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: The report examines, from an acquisition perspective, several reasons for interest in the intelligence community's (IC) use of contractors, notably, the types of functions contractors perform, whether the IC's acquisition workforce has the capacity to oversee contractors.
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The Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act and Circular A-76

The Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act and Circular A-76

Date: April 6, 2007
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report begins with a brief history of Circular A-76, a review of the its key components, and an assessment of the implementation of the circular. The section on FAIR (Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act) describes how it emerged from a series of compromises, explains the statute's key provisions, and reviews the implementation process, including guidance issued by OMB. The final section addresses recent initiatives, notably the President's competitive sourcing initiative and the Commercial Activities Panel.
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Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations

Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations

Date: November 25, 2008
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report discusses issues surrounding the transition of Presidential power, including the variety of events, decisions, and activities contribute to it.
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Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations

Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations

Date: October 23, 2008
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report discusses the issues involving transfer of power from one administration to the other. The smooth and orderly transfer of power can be a notable feature of presidential transitions, and a testament to the legitimacy and durability of the electoral and democratic processes.
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Location of Federal Government Offices

Location of Federal Government Offices

Date: July 14, 2004
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report discusses the legislative requirement for the offices of the U.S. government to be located in the District of Columbia (DC), dating to 1790. The report provides an overview of the relevant provisions (codified at 4 U.S.C. 71 and 72) and agencies that have exemptions.
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Overview of the Federal Procurement Process and Resources

Overview of the Federal Procurement Process and Resources

Date: November 20, 2006
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report discusses the the federal government's basic procurement or acquisition process: identifying the goods and services it needs, determining the most appropriate method for purchasing these items, and carrying out the acquisition. Although this process is simple in theory, any given procurement can be complex, involving a multitude of decisions and actions. This report also describes the most common elements of the federal procurement process and resources that may be used.
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Unique Identification Codes for Federal Contractors: DUNS Numbers and CAGE Codes

Unique Identification Codes for Federal Contractors: DUNS Numbers and CAGE Codes

Date: May 5, 2016
Creator: Halchin, L. E.
Description: This report focuses on identification numbers for government acquisition and acquisition-related purposes that government contractors, generally, are required to have. The federal government uses a proprietary system, Dun & Bradstreet's (D&B's) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS), to uniquely identify the entities with which it does business. It does not address taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) or other types of recipients of federal money (e.g., grant award recipients) who are required to obtain DUNS numbers.
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