FINAL RULE: FAC 2005-83/FAR Case 2014-022 Increase in the Micro-purchase Threshold

July 13, 2015

Attached is a copy of the final rule (FAC 2005–83/FAR Case 2014–022) published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2105.  This final rule, among other things, raises the micro-purchase threshold to $3,500 effective October 1, 2015. Please consider whether or not your agency will be adjusting purchase cardholder transaction limits, based on business needs, once this increase becomes effective. 

FAC 2005–83/FAR Case 2014–022

White House Responds to Huge Hack of Federal Employee Data

June 5, 2015

By Priscilla Alvarez.  National Journal.  June 5, 2015
Computer hacks that expose the personal information of about four million people are, objectively, pretty bad. The White House knows this, and said Friday that officials are investigating a breach that was revealed this week.
The risk to computers posed by hackers, however, is "not news," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.