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Acquisition News

Airline emissions and border surge

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the environmental impact of airlines emissions, and how the so-called "border surge" amendment will boost border security spending.
August 15, 2013

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 07:28pm EDT
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DoD 'sprints' toward IT acquisition, accepts more risk

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency says the agency will spend the next year focusing on a faster, more agile acquisition process to accelerate the way it delivers technology, rather than letting procurements drag on for years.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 05:56am EDT
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A potpourri of procurement issues

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement with Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP.
August 13, 2013

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:53pm EDT
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DHS to standardize cyber protections through new contract

DHS awards 17 vendors a spot on the continuous diagnostics and mitigation contract. Agencies can now access a common set of tools and services to improve how they monitor and secure their computer networks.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 11:51am EDT
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Mergers and acquisitions

Matthew Roberson, of SC&H Group joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the state of the mergers and acquisitions market.
August 12, 2013

Monday - 08/12/2013, 11:26pm EDT
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DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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Thrift Investment Board picks SAIC to run IT services

The FRTIB awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a five-year, $224.5 million contract. SAIC beat out several competitors including incumbent Serco.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:33am EDT

Depot Dollars Post War

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how sequestration is affecting the budget for depot maintenance, and what would happen to the economy if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were eliminated.
August 8, 2013

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 07:26pm EDT
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Proposal cuts time for vendors to comment on performance reviews

A proposed rule by the FAR Council would reduce the number of days contractors have to comment on a performance evaluation to 14 days from 30.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 02:14pm EDT

Sequestration and the government market

Ray Bjorklund of Birch Grove Consulting, will discuss sequestration and what it means for contractors.
August 6, 2013

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:39pm EDT
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The new rules of marketing and PR

Author David Meerman Scott will talk about the latest edition of his book: "The New Rules of Marketing and PR".
August 6, 2013

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:24pm EDT
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Final rule sets new categories, factors for evaluating past performance

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA issued a final rule today amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. FAR must now include performance rating categories and different factors for past performance evaluations.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:09pm EDT

Track and trace medications and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss legislation that would strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain, and the second quarter lobbying numbers.
August 1, 2013

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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Fed furloughs leave imprint on procurement process, contractors say

In contrast to federal employees, who are facing furloughs, many contractors are encountering more elusive sequestration symptoms. Along with reduced government contract spending, federal-employee furlough have also trickled down through the procurement process, resulting in delays, contractors say. This article is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:46pm EDT
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GSA releases final RFPs for OASIS

The multiple award contract for professional services will cover seven functional areas. GSA will make up to 40 awards per functional area.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 05:39am EDT

Planning for the worst: Companies aim for sequestration-easing strategies

Sequestration threatens to squeeze some companies out of the industry. Federal News Radio's special report, Private Side of Sequestration, examines the long-term planning and short-term coping mechanisms companies can take to better manage through the cuts.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:01am EDT

Government market ground zero

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will discuss sequestration and its impact on the government and contracting.
July 30, 2013

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 10:36pm EDT
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Prime contractors show strong earnings despite sequestration

Recent earnings reports reveal large margins and strong earnings per share for many prime contractors. But Financial Analyst Michael Lewis expects negative trends to start showing within the next few quarters.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 10:45am EDT
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The state of government contracting

Deltek's Kevin Plexico and Scott Lewis of PS Partnerships, will talk about the challenges facing contractors in this tough budget environment.
July 29, 2013

Monday - 07/29/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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Analysis: Sequestration plays second fiddle in aerospace industry to previous cuts

While sequestration is impacting the aerospace industry, the biggest cuts resulted from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and reduced demand in the wake of military withdrawals, said Richard Aboulafia, aerospace analyst at the Teal Group.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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