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The federal budget and contracting

Deltek Chief Knowledge Officer Ray Bjorklund discusses how contractors will be affected by the new federal budget.
March 6, 2012

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:55pm EST
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How closely does contracting bill mirror panel recommendations?

A new bill to reform wartime contracting, which incorporates many of the recommendations made by a panel that studied the issue for four years, has garnered a mixed response. Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting law at the University of Baltimore Law School who served on the contracting panel, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the bill.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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Sequestration and DoD

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a number of federal procurement issues.
February 28, 2012(Encore presentation May 29, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:29pm EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Annuitants give the Army an acquisition workforce boost

The military service depends on retired federal workers' expertise to help with policy development and buying goods and services. Congress extended the ability of agencies to hire annuitants through 2015. The Army said these experienced workers are helping to fill the acquisition workforce gaps that it created with huge reductions in the 1990s.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:20am EST
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All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron talks federal procurement with David Drabkin, corporate director for Acquisition Policy at the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
February 21, 2012

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Executive search firms

Boxwood Executive Search President Bert Sadtler will talk about how government agencies use executive search firms.
February 20, 2012

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:47pm EST
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House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

Analysis: OFPP nom Jordan will have to win acquisition workforce confidence

Steven Schooner, co-director of the Government Procurement Law program at the school, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his take on Jordan's nomination and what's ahead for the federal contracting community.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:26am EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

What's the latest at the ASBC?

Host Mark Amtower interviews American Small Business Coalition Chief Visionary Officer Guy Timberlake. They will talk about the goals and mission of the organization.
February 6, 2012(Encore presentation March 5, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:29am EST
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Regulatory changes for contractors

Jack Horan and Jason Workmaster, partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talk about how contractors and subcontractors will be affected by recent regulatory changes.
January 31, 2012

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:26pm EST
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New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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Can commercial satellite services help your agency?

Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General Corporation, will talk about how the federal communications marketplace is changing.
January 17, 2012

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:15pm EST
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GovWin: What is it and what can it do for you?

Michael Hackmer, senior community manager for GovWin joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the organization.
January 16, 2011(Encore presentation February 27, 2012)

Monday - 01/16/2012, 07:01pm EST
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Acquisition workforce, contract management top CAO priorities

Improving contract management and workforce development and training the most important areas federal chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives are focusing on in 2012.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:03am EST
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The federal budget, GSA schedules, and more

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Federal Information Services at Deltek, will talk about a wide variety of issues, when he joins host Mark Amtower on today's show.
January 9, 2012(Encore presentation February 13, 2012)

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:46pm EST
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An IT, acquisition review/preview

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller offers his top stories of 2011 and predictions for 2012.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 04:43pm EST
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