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7:13 pm, May 30, 2015

Acquisition News

DHS lets out its 'inner MacGyver' in move to agile IT development

Luke McCormack, the DHS chief information officer, said the combination of budget and technology has pushed the department toward a better approach to application development. The most recent example is the Citizen and Immigration Services' major procurement calling for a widespread use of agile development processes across several enterprise support services.

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Uncertainty in the federal IT market is making industry planning harder. Some of the uncertainty is unavoidable until Congress passes agency funding bills. But some is fixable right away, according to Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about potential fixes for some of the uncertainty.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:17pm EDT
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For federal IT vendors, a lot to like in House, Senate Defense bills

House and Senate versions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act include numerous acquisition reform provisions, including several that press DoD to embrace commercial technology.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 03:59am EDT
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Proposal to keep repeat labor-law violators off contracts draws opposition

The Obama administration wants keep companies who routinely violate labor laws from being eligible for federal contracts. Contractor representatives are calling the administration's proposal flawed and unfair.

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:27pm EDT

What's going on in federal acquisition?

Steven Schooner, Nash and Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, will discuss Better Buying Power 3.0, LPTA and more with host Roger Waldron.
May 26, 2015

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 07:09pm EDT
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All things GWAC

Robert Coen, director of the NIH GWAC management office NITTAAC, discusses the just awarded CIO-CS and other GWACs.
May 25, 2015 (Encore presentation June 1, 2015)

Monday - 05/25/2015, 08:46pm EDT
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USPS ready to replace aging delivery fleet

The Postal Service told a House panel Thursday that it's become too expensive to maintain its aging delivery fleet and it needs to purchase up to 180,000 new vehicles. USPS spends $4,200 annually on maintenance per vehicle to keep the fleet running.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:50am EDT

Senator bashes SBA and challenges its small business contract numbers

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter's letter to the Small Business Administration's administrator comes down hard on the federal contracting process and demands to see the scorecard for the percent of contracts going toward legally-designated small businesses.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 05:03pm EDT

House to VA employees: Your mess-ups will live forever

Under the Ensuring VA Accountability Act, reprimands and admonishments that VA employees receive for misconduct would remain part of their permanent record for as long as they work for the department.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 02:17pm EDT

DoD leader raises an eyebrow over proposed acquisition reforms

Pentagon has concerns with Senate legislation requiring more acquisition authority for military service chiefs and House provision dictating new career paths for uniformed acquisition personnel.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:03am EDT
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What can CIO-CS do for you?

Robert Coen, program director of the NIH IT GWAC program, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss how agencies are using the NIH's contract vehicles to meet customer needs.
May 19, 2015

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:30pm EDT
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Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:05pm EDT
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Navy: A glutton for RFP punishment

The Department of the Navy plans to release the first of two requests for information this summer for the follow-on to NGEN, which could be worth $3.5 billion over five years.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:29am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
May 15, 2015

Friday - 05/15/2015, 06:41pm EDT
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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

Senior official says VA wastes billions on improper purchases of drugs, medical supplies

Friday - 05/15/2015, 01:10am EDT

FITARA: Big deal or big snooze?

Commentary: The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act has the potential to fundamentally change how IT is bought and used in government, says former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 04:37am EDT

Supply chain risk management & cybersecurity

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Resilience and Cybersecurity at the General Services Administration, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to make the acquisition process safer and more effective.
May 12, 2015

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 08:41pm EDT
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Category management & acquisition reform

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of contracting issues.
May 12, 2015

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 05:12pm EDT
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