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Federal Contracting

The U.S. Chamber works to streamline the acquisition process, ensure a fair and open procurement system, and encourage the government to rely more on the private sector for the goods and services it needs.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldNov 08, 2017 - 3:15pm

Congress Shouldn’t Go to the Blacklisting Toolbox Again

Despite the shifts in the contracting marketplace, Congress is still seeking to apply age-old remedies.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
F/A-18C Hornet catapult launch

Indefensible Defense Industrial Policy

DOD must improve the way it does business. Times have changed since the 1980s.

Above the FoldJul 05, 2017 - 4:00pm
SpaceX SES 10 Rocket Booster arriving to Port Canaveral. Photographer: Tom Cross

How Last Century Bureaucracy Is Hurting U.S. Space Sovereignty

When it comes to government, “moving fast” doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Issue BriefJun 29, 2017 - 2:45pm

Red Tape - Paperwork Reduction Act

The Chamber is leading the challenge against unreasonable red tape. On February 27, 2017, the Chamber filed a petition with OIRA to rescind the excessively burdensome and unjustified expansion of the EEOC’s Annual Employer Report form. This is the first in a series of articles detailing the excessive cost of Federal information collection red tape. Future articles will identify examples of unnecessary and overly-burdensome information collection mandates and identify the agencies most responsible for red tape burdens. The Chamber welcomes information from readers about their experiences dealing with regulatory Red Tape. What Federal paperwork requirement affecting your business do you find most onerous? Send your suggestions and comments to Cut_Red_Tape@uschamber.com. Commenters’ privacy and confidentiality will be protected.

Above the FoldJun 21, 2017 - 11:30am
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch for the Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite mission. Photo credit: SpaceX.

Commercial Innovation Can Transform Space Acquisition

“To be frank, the government approach, and our approach to space acquisition operations, and our approach to our relationship and partnerships with the industrial sector — while they’re strong — have to be relooked at, renewed, refigured, and refreshed.” Major General Thompson, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, June 2 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Above the FoldMar 06, 2017 - 6:30pm
U.S. Capitol before sunrise.

Senate Targets Obama Rule Blacklisting Federal Contractors

Businesses shouldn’t have to sacrifice their due process rights in order to do work for the federal government.

Above the FoldOct 12, 2016 - 9:00am
"Compliance" in a bear trap.

Are Massive Document Demands of Federal Contractors Necessary?

A GAO report finds that the vast majority of them play by the rules.

LetterSep 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

Hill Letter on H.R. 5303, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2016"

This letter in support of H.R. 5303, the “Water Resources Development Act of 2016” has been sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

LetterJul 14, 2016 - 12:15pm

Letter to Conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

This letter regarding the conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members appointed to the conference committee.