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The concept of content

Lee Frederiksen, managing partner of Hinge will discuss how content marketing works.
October 28, 2013

Monday - 10/28/2013, 09:58pm EDT
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Vendors see writing on the wall when it comes to low price acquisitions

New research and a survey of federal contracting employees and contractors found the use of lowest price, technically acceptable is here to stay. Vendors must figure out how to adjust to this new acquisition environment where innovation and value are not always an agency's top priority.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:13am EDT

DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

Virtually every one of DoD's acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn't return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46am EDT
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Free drugs and the Economy

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine the impact of the 340B Drug program on so-called "safety-net" hospitals, and how the government shutdown has affected the economy.
October 24, 2013

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 05:43pm EDT
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HealthCare.gov contractors point fingers at CMS for site bottlenecks

The House Energy and Commerce Committee called representatives from four contractors including prime contractor CGI Federal to the committee to investigate the bumpy launch of the health care website. Contractors responsible for key parts of the website told lawmakers that the federal government was responsible for comprehensively testing the site and that a late decision to require logging into the system before browsing for insurance plans created bottlenecks that crippled the site.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:35pm EDT

700 IRS contract workers owe $5.4M in back taxes

Nearly 700 IRS contract workers owe $5.4 million in back taxes; most are not in payment plans

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 10:30pm EDT

Adding costs without enhancing value

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss contract duplication, commerical item acquisition and more.
October 22, 2013

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 10:08pm EDT
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Elements of thought leadership in GovCon

Carl Dickson, founder of CapturePlanning.com, will tell us how thought leadership can help contractors raise the visibility of their businesses.
October 21, 2013

Friday - 10/18/2013, 08:04pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Acquisition, IT trends; Is cybersecurity awareness month still necessary?

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

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Contractor survival and bodies as cash machines

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how the government shutdown is affecting contractors, and what some people are doing to to generate income during these tough economic times.
October 17, 2013

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 07:55pm EDT
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Uncertainty plagues contractors post-shutdown

Federal employees are reporting back to work Thursday, and they will receive back pay from the shutdown in their next paycheck. But what about contractors? The situation is not so crystal clear.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 10:40am EDT
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Agencies delaying more RFPs, industry days as shutdown persists

Govini, a market analysis and research firm, found agencies amended slightly more acquisitions this year as compared to last year -- 2.6 percent compared to 2 percent. But the average delay in 2013 compared to 2012 was 11 days longer -- 15 days compared to four days.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:25am EDT

Small businesses carrying weight of shutdown on their payrolls

Many small and large businesses are turning to cash reserves to pay bills, including employee salaries, as the government stops processing invoices. There could be a silver lining for some, as the government may be liable for the cost of a shutdown-related stop work order under specific types of contracts.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 04:16am EDT
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What is the impact of the government shutdown?

Bloomberg Government's Chris Payne and Cameron Leuthy will talk about the government shutdown and how it is affecting contracting and agency missions.
October 15, 2013

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 07:39pm EDT
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Business development opportunities in Maryland

Walt Townsend, CEO of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, and Patrick Wynn, director of the Howard Tech Council, give us an update on what their organizations are doing to boost business in Maryland.
Octoer 14, 2013

Monday - 10/14/2013, 09:33pm EDT
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Contractors do their best to weather shutdown storm

While furloughed federal employees can hang onto the hope Congress will authorize backpay once the shutdown ends, government contractors will likely face the reality of lost wages and revenue.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 03:45pm EDT
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The state of the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director of Clearance Jobs.com, will discuss the impact of the government shutdown on contractors and employees with security clearances.
October 11, 2013

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:51pm EDT
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8 agencies commit to using next strategic sourcing contracts

The General Services Administration issued two request for quotes for janitorial and sanitation supplies and equipment, and for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) equipment and supplies. Agencies spend almost $2 billion on these services annually.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 02:49pm EDT

GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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DoD gives industry homework around e-health records, intel IT services

DoD's Health Management Systems Modernization Program seeks input from vendors on the current capabilities of electronic health records in the commercial market. The Defense Intelligence Agency issued a draft request for proposals in late September for the multiple-award Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE) contract, which could be worth $6 billion.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 02:08pm EDT
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