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Acquisition Policy News

Purchasing agreements, GSA schedules, and more

Host Mark Amtower will discuss a wide ranging of contracting issues with Harold Good, director of Purchasing for Frederick County Maryland.
March 19, 2012

Monday - 03/19/2012, 11:37pm EDT
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Senate bill revisits contractor pay cap

The bill (S.2198), introduced Thursday by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would cap contractors' pay at $400,000 and apply that cap to all contract employees not just top executives.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:18pm EDT

Contracting reform

Host Roger Waldron and Jim Schweiter, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP will talk about legislation affecting the contracting community.
March 13, 2012

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 11:20pm EDT
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Getting ahead in the government market

Peg and Claudia Hosky of Hosky Communications and FedInsider talk about ways to raise your profile with government agencies.
March 12, 2012

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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What contractors need to know about new DFAR rules on business systems

New changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rules for contractor business systems are now in effect. Under the new rules, the government will withhold five percent of a contractor's payment if any of the company's business systems are found to be "deficient" by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Brian Waagner, a partner at Husch Backwell, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the changes and how they affect contractors.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48pm EDT
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New acquisition rules set to go into effect

Joseph Petrillo, attorney with Petrillo and Powell in Washington, D.C., talks to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the new rules put in place by the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 12:40pm EST
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The federal budget and contracting

Deltek Chief Knowledge Officer Ray Bjorklund discusses how contractors will be affected by the new federal budget.
March 6, 2012

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:55pm EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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Sequestration and DoD

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a number of federal procurement issues.
February 28, 2012(Encore presentation May 29, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:29pm EST
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All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron talks federal procurement with David Drabkin, corporate director for Acquisition Policy at the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
February 21, 2012

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Executive search firms

Boxwood Executive Search President Bert Sadtler will talk about how government agencies use executive search firms.
February 20, 2012

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:47pm EST
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House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

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.
February 7, 2012(Encore presentation February 14, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:46pm EST
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Air Force acquisition chief Van Buren to retire

David Van Buren announced Friday he is leaving his position as the service acquisition chief after almost three years. He will return to the private sector.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:23pm EST

Analysis: OFPP nom Jordan will have to win acquisition workforce confidence

Steven Schooner, co-director of the Government Procurement Law program at the school, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his take on Jordan's nomination and what's ahead for the federal contracting community.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:26am EST
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What's the latest at the ASBC?

Host Mark Amtower interviews American Small Business Coalition Chief Visionary Officer Guy Timberlake. They will talk about the goals and mission of the organization.
February 6, 2012(Encore presentation March 5, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:29am EST
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Obama to nominate former SBA official Jordan to head OFPP

President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:22pm EST

Regulatory changes for contractors

Jack Horan and Jason Workmaster, partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talk about how contractors and subcontractors will be affected by recent regulatory changes.
January 31, 2012

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:26pm EST
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Mergers and acquisitions

KippsDeSanto Managing Director Kevin DeSanto joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the merger and acquisition market.
January 30, 2012(Encore presentation March 26, 2012)

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:09pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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