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6:56 pm, May 29, 2015

Contracting News

Alex Major, Associate, Sheppard Mullin

Managing certain kinds of information will get easier for agencies. The National Archives and Records Administration issued a proposed rule that could have big implications for how contractors store and secure government information on systems contractors own. Alex Major, an associate in the government contracts, investigations and international trade practice for Sheppard Mullin, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why a new era of cybersecurity regulations is coming fast.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

It was only a mile of fencing. The task order from the Army Corps of Engineers to Marcon Engineering looked straightforward: Build a section of barrier along the Mexican border. Then they started digging, and the project turned into a years-long legal battle. Eventually, a judge handed the government its head on a platter. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo, a partner at the law firm Petrillo and Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the facts and lessons learned from this case.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 09:24am 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

Duncan Amos, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Bloomberg Government has compiled a list of the top 200 federal contractors of the last fiscal year and found some surprising trends. First off, it learned the government spent 3.1% less on contracts in fiscal 2014 than in 2013, when it had to deal with sequestration. Duncan Amos is a quantitative analyst at Bloomberg Government. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on the Federal Industry Leaders Study.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:08am 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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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

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

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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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Contractors are responsible for reporting 11 transactional data elements under a proposed rule from the General Services Administration. GSA says it won't take long for companies to get their systems ready for the new requirements and then do the reporting. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, the time it will take companies to meet GSA's proposed requirements is at least 30 times more than what the agency is predicting.

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:08pm 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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SEWP is on!

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about SEWP V.
May 11, 2015

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:37pm EDT
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Justice gets $9M back from bankrupt vendor, GCE

Global Computer Enterprises agreed to settle allegations under the False Claims Act with the government by paying a fine. GCE filed for bankruptcy in September while also receiving $23 million from GSA and Labor to buy back financial management systems and data.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:47pm EDT

An update on GSA's transactional data reporting rule

Brian Miller, managing director in the Disputes and Investigations Practice at Navigant will give us his thoughts on GSA's transactional data reporting rule.
May 5, 2015

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 07:36pm EDT
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Marketing to the federal government

Lisa Dezzutti and Monica Mayk of Market Connections join host Mark Amtower to discuss the top challenges that contractors face in marketing to the federal government, and how shrinking budgets are impacting marketing.
May 4, 2015

Monday - 05/04/2015, 06:03pm EDT
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GSA to push vendors for more data on schedule price variances

The Federal Acquisition Service is launching the Competitive Pricing initiative. GSA is sending letters to vendors to figure out why there are price differences among the same or similar products and services.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:57am EDT
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The world of bid protests

Jason Carey and Luke Meier from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, join host Roger Waldron to discuss the uptick in bid protests and what that means for government and industry.
April 28, 2015

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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Events! Nothing but events!

Kerry Rea, president of GovEvents.com, and Claudia Hosky, publisher of FedInsider.com, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the importance of business to government events.
April 27, 2015

Monday - 04/27/2015, 05:52pm EDT
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