Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Federal Drive interviews -- July 3
Tuesday - 7/3/2012, 10:09am EDT
Brian Friel — analyst, Bloomberg Government
The federal budget isn't growing very fast. Perhaps you've heard. But that doesn't mean individual contractors can't grow. Bloomberg Government has compiled a long list of contractors whose revenues exceeded $100 million for the first time in 2011.
Read Friel's report: Contractors in Growth Niches Top $100 Million: BGOV Insight
Read the Bloomberg Government Report: BGOV200: Federal Industry Leaders 2012
(BGov.com is a paid site and requires a subscription for access.)
Don Dees — chief of information strategies, Fort Belvoir
Last Friday's storm caused damage all over the Washington area and one of the hardest hit places was Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The garrison was on emergency staff only yesterday, after it suffered power outages and a phone system failure.
Joseph Petrillo — procurement attorney, Petrillo and Powell
Sometimes a contractor and the government part ways before the contract ends. When buying anything, including commercial items, the government has the right to terminate a contract at the government's own convenience. But it can't be done arbitrarily, and the contractor is entitled to some payments after the termination. The laws and regulations leave room for interpretation. A recent case shows how commercial item contractors might be at risk.
Ian Swanson — reporter, The Hill
If you take out all of the Mondays, Fridays and summer vacation days that Congress has scheduled, it has about 23 days left in the fiscal year. Those days between now and Oct. 1 should be busy.
Elliott Branch — deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and procurement, Department of Navy
The Navy Department awards $90 billion a year in contracts, buying everything from submarines to helicopters, uniforms and body armor. Every single one of those contracts comes to the desk of Elliott Branch, the deputy the assistant secretary for acquisition and procurement at the Navy. He's being credited with a number of stellar negotiations, and his efforts have earned him a nomination for a Service to America Medal.