Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Janet Ruck and Karol Taylor, authors of "Find your Federal Job Fit", will talk about the book with host Derrick Dortch.
October 21, 2011(December 30, 2011)
A new Small Business Administration rule would require prime contractors to notify agency contracting officers when there's a change in subcontractors from the original bid. Kenneth Dodds, an SBA attorney, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the new rules would affect contractors and agencies.
The top lawmakers on the Senate's defense panel on Friday recommended that a special committee searching for ways to slash the deficit consider some of President Barack Obama's proposed changes to health and retirement benefits for the military.
A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.
GAO's John Hutton and Belva Martin highlight conclusions from two recent reports.
Host Roger Waldron will talk about the MAS program with Caroly Alston, general counsel for the Washington Management Group.
October 4, 2011
Richard Knight, principal/vice-president of Aercrete Advantage LLC, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the work being done by his company.
October 3, 2011
A new memo details three classifications for the new contracting officer's representative position, which replaces the contracting officer's technical representatives as of Jan. 1. The goal is to improve acquisition oversight, especially of high risk contracts.
The Office of Management and Budget has issued new guidance to agencies that would accelerate payments to small-business contractors. OMB Director Jacob Lew directed Executive Branch agencies to cut the payment processing time from 30 days to 15 days.
Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has submitted its proposal to modernize the Navy's shipboard computing system. The Navy will decide early next year if it will go with Lockheed's designs or proposals from competitor Northrop Grumman.
For a long time your agency has been limiting its horizons for saving money. Some good, old-fashioned money management philosophies could go a long way toward helping your agency cut costs.
Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency has more important priorities than building the new consolidated headquarters — at least for now. The House cut all funding for the program, while the Senate included enough to complete the Coast Guard's new building.
The White House, Defense Department, NASA and federal procurement experts have formed a working group to tackle the problem of counterfeit goods in the government's supply chain. The Justice Department has convicted military suppliers of selling phony parts that were used in military equipment used in Fallujah, Iraq. The group will make recommendations to President Barack Obama by the end of the year.
Rafael Borras, DHS undersecretary for management, has implemented a major program review process to stave off acquisition problems. The board has reviewed and recommended fixes for problematic programs. Borras said the next step is a new decision support tool to bring together in one place all the performance information about the programs.
Karl Krumbholz, the face and force behind the General Services Administration's Networx telecommunications program, will leave government Jan. 1. He spent nearly 10 years at GSA and 26 years in the Navy.
The aftermath of 9/11 and the massive government reorganization that created the Homeland Security Department in 2003 created new opportunities for government contractors.
The Army is planning a 2012 release for a major information technology contract. Request for proposals are set for the second quarter on the 10-year, $5 billion dollar IT Enterprise Solutions-3 Hardware contract.
The General Services Administration said it plans to issue a new governmentwide acquisition contract, called Integrations, to simplify how agencies buy — and vendors provide — professional services with technology components. GSA expects to issue a solicitation next summer.
The Labor Department issued a final rule in the Federal Register Monday implementing a 2009 Executive Order requiring the employees of losing incumbent vendors to be offered the right-of-first-refusal for vacancies with the winning contractor. Industry associations have expressed dismay over the rules, which is broader than a similar one enacted in the 1990s.