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Acquisition News

The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST
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Military looks to suppress appetite for service contracts

The three military department's top acquisition officials say they are each undergoing examinations of their contract spending on services. The goal is to ensure that the current, highly-decentralized service contracting process is serving valid military missions.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:32am EST
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How an 'IT Box' is making it easier for DoD to do business

The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07am EST
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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

Will there be acquisition reform in 2014?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will discuss whether Congress will pass acquisition reform this year.
February 25, 2014

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 09:28pm EST
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Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:42am EST
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Using social media to grow your business

B2B social media guru Paul Gillin will discuss leveraging social media for corporate growth.
February 24, 2014

Monday - 02/24/2014, 07:08pm EST
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Housing down as weather cools

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how the harsh winter weather is affecting housing starts in the U.S.
February 20, 2014

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 08:02pm EST
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Government drops plan to collect license tag data

Homeland Security cancels plan for private firm to give access to license plate information

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 12:20pm EST

How to improve cybersecurity through acquisition

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Cybersecurity for GSA's Office of Mission Assurance, and Carter Schoenberg, director of Cyber Security Services at CALIBRE systems, join host John Gilroy to talk about how to use the acquisition process to improve cybersecurity at your agency.
February 18, 2014

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 09:08pm EST
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Government contract law -- news and trends

Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what's ahead for 2014.
February 18, 2014

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 08:41pm EST
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement stirs privacy concerns with RFP

DHS ICE issued a solicitation looking for a vendor to provide technology to let law enforcement officers hook into the National License Plate Recognition Database.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:50am EST

Army enlists public to solve battlefield equipment gaps

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is unpacking the results of a new demonstration designed to crowdsource soldiers' top-priority battlefield needs.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 04:33am EST
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Rollout of the cybersecurity framework

On this week's Capital Impact show, executives from Liberty Group Ventures discuss the roll out of the administration's new cyber framework and how it will affect the private sector.
February 13, 2014.

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:25pm EST
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Background check probe zeroes in on USIS contracts

Among the issues considered Tuesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were contracting practices at the Office of Personnel Management that allowed the largest background-investigation contactor -- accused by the Justice Department of taking improper shortcuts and defrauding the government -- to conduct quality reviews of its own work.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:24pm EST

Going lean and smart in federal information technology

This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy interviews Dan Chenok, vice chair of ACT-IAC, and Rick Smith, co-chair of ACT-IAC's Smart Lean Government Initiative.
February 11, 2014

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:58pm EST
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Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
February 11, 2014 (This is an encore presentation. This show originally aired January 14, 2014.)

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:34pm EST
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Navy's legacy NMCI network to get another contract extension

Navy officials said Friday that a bid protest to the new Next Generation Enterprise Network contract played a part in once again delaying the transition away from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, which has been outsourced to an outside vendor for more than a decade.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:04pm EST

OPM cancels $2B training RFP 15 months into the acquisition process

The Office of Personnel Management told contractors last week that the solicitation under the Customized Human Resources Solutions Services initiative would be withdrawn and a new one would be released in the coming months. OPM says the government's training and management assistance needs changed and the current RFP wouldn't meet them.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:52pm EST

The new direction of GSA schedules

On this week's Amtower Off-Center radio show, host Mark Amtower interviews Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, on the future of GSA schedules.
February 10, 2014 (Encore presentation February 17, 2014)

Monday - 02/10/2014, 10:39am EST
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