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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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Survey: Contractors speak out about sequestration's impact

Federal News Radio surveyed federal contractors to find out just how much sequestration is impacting them five months after it went into effect. View the raw results of the survey.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 01:47pm EDT

Federal 4th quarter spending spree offers contractors hope for return to normalcy

Many federal vendors are wary about what 2014 and beyond will bring when it comes to acquisitions. Vendors say they have to get creative internally and externally to survive further budget cuts.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 06:17am EDT
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Contractors confronted with new type of waiting game due to sequestration

A new Federal News Radio online survey shows downward trends in the contracting market this year, and vendors have rising concerns in the out years about what this new normal means. The survey found 57 percent of the respondents have been negatively impacted by sequestration by fewer contract opportunities, and more than 55 percent of the respondents said when it comes to making contract awards over the last six months, the government has been in a state of paralysis.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:36am EDT
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Contractors seek answers on ACA implications for business

Government contractors have more questions than answers regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact business, and how coverage requirements will inform contract pricing evaluations.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 06:10am EDT
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Dodd-Frank turns 3, housing and congress

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss what's ahead for Congress, the implementation of Dodd-Frank, and possible changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
July 25, 2013

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 11:48pm EDT
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An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
July 23, 2013

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 11:26pm EDT
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Strategic sourcing

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners will discuss the top strategic sourcing issues with host Mark Amtower.
July 22, 2013

Monday - 07/22/2013, 09:00pm EDT
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DHS awards $460 million IT contract to enhance border management

The Homeland Security Department's Border Management Systems Programs Office awarded a contract to Unisys to modernize its border-management systems.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 04:28pm EDT

Sharpe designs expanded role for the Federal Acquisition Service

Tom Sharpe wants to make the General Services Administration the first choice for most commodity buys for the government. He said he wants to increase the amount of spending agencies through FAS contracts by billions.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 05:57am EDT
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Contracting dollars in border security

This week on the Capital Impact radio show, Bloomberg Government examines the law that requires the Defense Department to buy American when outfitting troops. Plus, which contractors will benefit the most from passage of an immigration bill?

Friday - 07/19/2013, 05:37am EDT
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DoD, State see light at end of wartime contracting reform tunnel

In responding to a list of wartime contracting changes Congress ordered last year, agencies cited many advances, but acknowledge challenges remain. Recent audits show major problems in how the Defense and State departments, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, continue to spend billions of dollars in Afghanistan.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:54am EDT
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New rule requires larger focus on small business subcontractors

The Small Business Administration issued a final rule to implement the Small Business Jobs Act. It requires prime contractors to report when they do not pay small business contractors on time. Contracting officers also must oversee small business subcontractor performance more closely.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 04:40pm EDT

Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies

This week on "Off the Shelf," Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy's procurement strategies.
July 16, 2013 (This show originally aired June 4, 2013)

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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GSA names Sisk as deputy FAS Commissioner

Bill Sisk gets to remove the acting from his title as he takes on the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service on a permanent basis.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 01:12pm EDT

Bill turns up heat on agency use of strategic sourcing

A group of Democrats and Republicans, called the No Labels Caucus, plans to introduce nine bills this week focused on government effectiveness and efficiency. The strategic sourcing legislation would require agencies to save at least $10 billion a year. Senators say agencies need the right incentives to buy smarter.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:21pm EDT
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The event landscape in the government market

Hosky Communications President Peg Hosky, discusses the value of having your agency participate in events, conferences, and webinars.
July 15, 2013

Monday - 07/15/2013, 10:18pm EDT
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Losing bidders protest Navy's massive NGEN contract

Without commenting on the reasons behind the protest, a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation challenged the Navy's decision to award a multibillion dollar contract to operate IT networks to a competing team headed up by HP.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 08:48pm EDT

Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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