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Acquisition News

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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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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Helping veterans find jobs

Cliff Colley from CACI, Inc., and Tony Claiborne from L-3 National Security Solutions Group, will discuss what companies can do to assist veterans entering the civilian workforce.
August 27, 2013

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 11:01pm EDT
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New rules set veteran, disability hiring benchmarks for federal contractors

The Labor Department unveiled two final rules Tuesday requiring federal contractors to establish clear-cut annual benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:12pm EDT

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

AP source: DHS employee behind racist website

AP source: DHS employee running website that predicts race war, calls on blacks to fight

Friday - 08/23/2013, 11:48am 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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Government market ground zero

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will discuss sequestration and its impact on the government and contracting.
August 20, 2013

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 10:36pm EDT
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NASA, industry helped cook up the final RFP for SEWP V

The space agency releases the solicitation for the next version of the $10 billion IT hardware and services contract. Proposals are due in about eight weeks.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 03:41pm EDT

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.
August 19, 2013

Monday - 08/19/2013, 07:11pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: A new job for a former VA senior official; Countdown to cloud credential pilot begins

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

Friday - 08/16/2013, 07:08pm EDT

Airline emissions and border surge

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the environmental impact of airlines emissions, and how the so-called "border surge" amendment will boost border security spending.
August 15, 2013

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 07:28pm EDT
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