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

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

GSA prevails in agency-level protest of OASIS

Agency protest official ruled that the protester, Aljucar, Anvil-Incus, Inc., failed to show the restriction over joint ventures was unreasonable. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus, Inc. plans to file another protest with GAO in the coming weeks.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:32am EDT

GSA picks second vendor to provide e-travel services

After three years and multiple protests, the contract for the second generation e-travel system finally is decided. GSA awards CWTSato to compete with Concur Technologies to provide a travel management system to agencies.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 05:46am EDT

Syria, congressional agenda, and jobs

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the summer's employment numbers, and what Congress will be working on this month.
September 12, 2013

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 07:31pm EDT
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The state of the federal market

Robin Portman, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, will discuss what contractors and agencies are dealing with as they adjust to new budget realities.
September 10, 2013

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 10:57pm EDT
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September could be big month for small contractors, experts say

Small businesses may be the big winners this month as agencies scramble to spend their budgets and meet their small business goals before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 04:07pm EDT
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The concept of content

Lee Frederiksen, managing partner of Hinge will discuss how content marketing works.
September 9, 2013

Friday - 09/06/2013, 09:58pm EDT
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Small business spending and bus safety

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how agencies are doing in meeting their small business contracting goals. They will also take a look at the challenges facing federal officials who regulate the U.S. bus industry.
September 5, 2013

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 09:27pm EDT
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Downward trend in service contract spending continues

Federal spending on services contracts continued a slow downturn last year, according to a new analysis from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Contract spending on services fell 7 percent -- from $332 billion to $308 billion between 2011 and 2012. And the downward trend is likely to continue, given budget constraints that are likely to intensify in the coming years, according to David Berteau, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:25pm EDT
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DoD research, acquisition face double whammy from sequestration

Like everything else, the Pentagon expects to cut procurement and research spending under a second year of sequestration. But DoD's acquisition chief said modernization programs will be a bill-payer for other areas of spending that are harder to reduce quickly.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:49am EDT
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OFPP to hold acquisition workers more accountable for training

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memo requiring civilian agencies to use the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System to track how acquisition workers are meeting certification requirements. Agencies have several deadlines over the next year to input data into the system.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:33am EDT

Proposal preparation and more

Lois Gannon from AOC Key Solutions and Jason Workmaster from McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP discuss what it takes to prepare a good procurement proposal.
September 3, 2013

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 11:01pm EDT
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The state of the small business contracting market

Womenable CEO Julie Weeks joins host Mark Amtower to talk about her research on small business contractors and what they can do to earn more government business.
September 2, 2013

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:11pm EDT
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The defense budget and military satellite communications

Todd Harrison, senior fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budetary Assessments, will discuss how the defense industry is being impacted by sequestration. He will also give us an update on the U.S. military satellite communications system.
August 30 & September 6, 2013

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:41pm EDT
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DOD maintenance contracts & MD State Senator Joanne Benson

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine vehicle maintenance contract opportunities at the Pentagon, and Maryland State Senator Joanne Benson will discuss the how Affordable Care Act, and other legislation will affect Maryland residents.
August 29, 2013

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 08:07pm EDT
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All things strategic sourcing

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners will discuss the top strategic sourcing issues with host Mark Amtower.
August 26, 2013

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:00pm EDT
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Company drops protest of GSA's OASIS RFP

IT services contractor USfalcon Inc. has agreed to drop its protest of the General Services Administration's solicitation for its massive OASIS multiple-award contract. However, a second pre-award protest filed by Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company at the agency level is moving forward.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:49pm EDT

Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for James River dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a three-year, $12 million contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. of Chesapeake. The contract calls for dredging and removal of shoals from 90 miles of the James River in Virginia.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 04:10am EDT

M&A activity 2013 and camouflage debate

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss what the acquisition market is like for the federal government's top technology services vendors, and the debate in Congress over the military's camouflage uniforms policy.
August 22, 2013

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 07:58pm EDT
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Agency-level protest of GSA's OASIS contract moves forward

GSA's protest official denies the general counsel's claim that Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. doesn't have standing and is not an interested party. Oral arguments are set for Aug. 29.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:10pm EDT
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