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Acquisition Workforce News

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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Obama nominates Carter to be DoD No. 2

Ashton Carter would take over for Bill Lynn, who announced in July he is retiring.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 03:09pm EDT

Are contractors blue over GSA's new green rules?

Jerry Rutkowski, vice president for federal programs at 1E, joined the Federal Drive to discuss his perspective on whether GSA's new green-contracting provisions will help or hurt IT contractors and how the new rule fits in with energy-efficient steps suppliers have already taken.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 10:21am EDT
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Contractors fear worst in debt debate outcome

Contractors fear late or nonexistent payment from the government if the debt ceiling is not raised and the U.S. government defaults, a number of industry experts have said recently. Contractors are required to continue work even if there is a delay in payment from the government.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 07:16am EDT

GSA finishes cloud email migration

The General Services Administration has become the first federal agency to move its entire workforce to a cloud-based email product. GSA said it moved all 17,000 of its users all at one time, but it couldn't have pulled off the transition without months of planning, training and preparation.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 06:09am EDT
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Army responds to acquistion report

Tom Hawley, deputy undersecretary of the Army, and Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, discuss the Army's new acquisition in a press conference.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 04:00pm EDT

GSA 'green IT' may hurt niche buyers

New environmental standards for IT products from GSA may end up hurting specialty buyers, according to Larry Allen, founder of Allen Federal Business Partners and former president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Army asserts progress on acquisition reforms

An Army-commissioned study finds that since 1996, the service has spent more than a billion dollars per year on defense systems that wound up being cancelled. Army leaders say they recognize the problem, and have already begun moving aggressively toward reform.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 09:50am EDT
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