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Acquisition Workforce News

GSA trying to reduce contracting complexities

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.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 08:13am EDT
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Labor Department, industry dispute impact of contracting rule

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.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 05:33am EDT

Pentagon, WH assure progress in wartime contracting

The Obama administration and the Defense Department said Wednesday they are making progress in reforming contracting in overseas contingency operations. An independent commission found the government has lost up to $60 billion to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 02:39pm EDT

McCaskill faults DoD's acquisition oversight in wartime waste

The Missouri Democrat said the Pentagon needs to hire and improve training of contracting officers. She said the $31 billion in waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan should be a wake-up call for Congress to better fund the acquisition workforce.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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How GSA's Integrations can help in acquisitions

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller's talks to Houston Taylor, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition Management at the General Services Administration, about the agency's new contracting vehicle called Integrations.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 05:56pm EDT

DHS, GSA add firms to cyber purchase agreement

The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration have named 14 companies to a blanket purchase agreement to help agencies implement a Risk Management Framework for cybersecurity

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 09:13am EDT

All things acquisition

Host Mark Amtower will talk government acquistion with Jaime Gracia, President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller.
August 29, 2011(Encore presentation September 12, 2011)

Monday - 08/29/2011, 09:14pm EDT
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A get-tough approach helpful in disciplining errant contractors?

Todd Canni, the Air Force Associate General Counsel, joined the Federal Drive to discuss a recent article he wrote dealing with contractor suspensions and debarments.

Friday - 08/26/2011, 09:52am EDT
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Navy targets December for NGEN RFP

The Department of Navy is moving in a different direction for the follow-on to the NMCI contract. Officials said they are unsure how many contract awards they will make.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 04:18pm EDT
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GenDyn, BAE awarded $900M Ground Combat Vehicle contract

The Army awarded General Dynamics and BAE Systems contracts for the technology development phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle contract.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 09:59am EDT

DoD cyber pilot program with contractors shows promise

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said a new pilot program that allows for more cybersecurity information sharing between the Pentagon and contractors appears to be working well.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 10:43am EDT

General Dynamics buying Vangent for $960M

Defense contractor General Dynamics said Tuesday it will expand its health care information technology business by buying Vangent Holding Corp. for about $960 million in cash.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 06:15pm EDT

Does debt panel need bigger Pentagon chopping block?

Jim McAleese, of McAleese and Associates, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how the super committee's deficit cuts could affect the Defense Department's budget and its acquisition.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 09:39am EDT
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Golden decade for defense companies ending

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in debt. This spells the end of what was a golden decade for the defense industry.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 06:24pm EDT

Value of intellectual property in mergers, acquisitions

John Hagan, managing director and head of the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Investment Banking Group of BB&T Capital Markets at the Windsor Group, discusses the value of your company's intellectual property.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 05:34pm EDT
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DoD to demo rapid IT acquisition

The Pentagon is preparing a new approach that will allow it to buy and develop cybersecurity capabilities more quickly. If it succeeds, officials said they plan to expand it to other areas of IT.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 05:42am EDT
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Lockheed snares $84 million Air Force deal

Lockheed Martin was awarded an $84 million deal with the Air Force to supply the service with four weapons systems trainers, This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 10:48am EDT

NLRB documents subpoenaed in suit against Boeing

Kevin Bogardus, a reporter with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the latest in the National Labor Relations Board's lawsuit against aerospace company Boeing surrounding unionization.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 10:27am EDT
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GAO: Acquisition planning must include cost estimates, best practices

The top four civilian agencies can do a better job in the planning stages for service contracts, according to a new Government Accountability Office.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:07pm EDT

GSA adds nearly 600 small IT businesses to new contract

The General Services Administration has named 599 small disadvantaged firms to its 8(a) STARS II contract. The governmentwide IT contract, with a ceiling of $10 billion, is bigger and broader than its predecessors.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 06:58am EDT
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