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Acquisition News

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

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DHS cyber contract awards delayed; musical chairs in federal IT ranks

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:16pm EDT

GSA close to releasing final RFP for OASIS

The General Services Administration plans to award the $60 billion multiple award contract for complex professional services by October. Concerns again arise over whether there are too many multiple award contracts.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:35am EDT
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Pushing mandate puts Medicaid in a new light

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how Medicaid will be affected by the delay in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
July 11, 2013

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 07:50pm EDT
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The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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The keys to persuasive presentations

Speaking coach and author Larry Tracy will talk about his book: "The Shortcut to Persuasive Presentations".
July 8, 2013

Monday - 07/08/2013, 11:28pm EDT
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Lawmakers urge change from within to improve low-wage workers' pay

Members of Congress sent a letter to the President Tuesday saying federally contracted low-wage work represents how the government fuels inequality. Contracted service workers staged a strike to protest pay inequality.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:41am EDT

Berry Amendment, Congress' to do list, and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the Berry Amendment is affecting troop supplies, what's ahead for Congress when its members return from vacation, and the lobbying activities of companies that supply goods and services associated with the July 4th holiday.
July 4, 2013

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 06:28pm EDT
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Agencies fall short of small business contracting goals for 7th straight year

While agencies missed their overall small business goal in 2012, they did meet the governmentwide goals for small disadvantaged businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) said the results are "unacceptable."

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:18am EDT
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The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 2, 2013

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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IG: DoD puts hundreds of millions of dollars at risk in Afghanistan

The DoD Special Missions Wing in Afghanistan does not have adequate personnel to man its existing and planned aircraft fleet, according to an audit from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The air wing only has one fourth of the recruits needed to achieve full strength to be able to handle 48 newly purchased aircraft.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:01pm EDT
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DoD needs to set goals, measure progress for buying services

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows the Defense Department still lacks end goals and metrics in its service acquisition system. DoD currently is the largest buyer of services in the government.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 12:26pm EDT

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".
July 1, 2013

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:24pm EDT
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SBA implements stricter requirements for size certifications

The SBA updated regulations governing how small businesses represent their size and status in order to guard against businesses falsely representing themselves as "small" to garner government contracts.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 08:34pm EDT

Fighter jets for sale, MERS and the economy

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the overseas market for fighter jets, the risks and opportunities posed by new pandemic threats, and how higher long-term interest rates would affect the economy.
June 27, 2013

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 07:46pm EDT
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Navy picks HP for long-awaited NGEN contract

Hewlett Packard, the same vendor which has owned and operated the Navy Department's networks for more than a decade will continue a similar role under a new multibillion dollar contract. But the Navy and Marine Corps will take ownership of their IT infrastructure and reserve the right to recompete any or all of it at a future date.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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Industry fears 'chilling effect' in GSA review of acquisition managers

In a letter to Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, three industry groups -- the Coalition for Government Procurement, the Professional Services Council and TechAmerica -- wrote that restricting communication between managers and contractors could have a "chilling effect" on managers' role in the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Official declines to testify in contracting probe

IRS official declines to testify during House hearing on government contracts

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Federal Contractor Sequestration Survey

Calling all government contractors. Federal News Radio wants to know if sequestration is impacting you. Take our anonymous survey today.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 11:23am EDT
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