Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency has more important priorities than building the new consolidated headquarters — at least for now. The House cut all funding for the program, while the Senate included enough to complete the Coast Guard's new building.
The White House, Defense Department, NASA and federal procurement experts have formed a working group to tackle the problem of counterfeit goods in the government's supply chain. The Justice Department has convicted military suppliers of selling phony parts that were used in military equipment used in Fallujah, Iraq. The group will make recommendations to President Barack Obama by the end of the year.
Rafael Borras, DHS undersecretary for management, has implemented a major program review process to stave off acquisition problems. The board has reviewed and recommended fixes for problematic programs. Borras said the next step is a new decision support tool to bring together in one place all the performance information about the programs.
Host Roger Waldron will discuss procurement in the post 9/11 world with Ray Bjorklund, chief knowledge officer and vice president at Deltek and Marcia Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
September 6, 2011(Encore presentation September 20, 2011)
Karl Krumbholz, the face and force behind the General Services Administration's Networx telecommunications program, will leave government Jan. 1. He spent nearly 10 years at GSA and 26 years in the Navy.
The aftermath of 9/11 and the massive government reorganization that created the Homeland Security Department in 2003 created new opportunities for government contractors.
The Army is planning a 2012 release for a major information technology contract. Request for proposals are set for the second quarter on the 10-year, $5 billion dollar IT Enterprise Solutions-3 Hardware contract.
The General Services Administration said it plans to issue a new governmentwide acquisition contract, called Integrations, to simplify how agencies buy — and vendors provide — professional services with technology components. GSA expects to issue a solicitation next summer.
The Labor Department issued a final rule in the Federal Register Monday implementing a 2009 Executive Order requiring the employees of losing incumbent vendors to be offered the right-of-first-refusal for vacancies with the winning contractor. Industry associations have expressed dismay over the rules, which is broader than a similar one enacted in the 1990s.
The Obama administration and the Defense Department said Wednesday they are making progress in reforming contracting in overseas contingency operations. An independent commission found the government has lost up to $60 billion to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bob Henke, a member of the wartime contracting commission who previously served as DoD comptroller, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the commission's recommendations. Henke shared his perspective of what the government and DoD need to do to stem the tide of waste and fraud in contingency contracting.
Houston Taylor, the General Services Administration's assistant commissioner for acquisition management, said vendors will not be kicked off the schedule for not supplying environmentally friendly products and services. He also attempted to clear up confusion over other parts of the interim rule requiring agencies to make ensure 95 percent of their purchases meet green standards.
The Missouri Democrat said the Pentagon needs to hire and improve training of contracting officers. She said the $31 billion in waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan should be a wake-up call for Congress to better fund the acquisition workforce.
Federal News Radio's Jason Miller's talks to Houston Taylor, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition Management at the General Services Administration, about the agency's new contracting vehicle called Integrations.
The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration have named 14 companies to a blanket purchase agreement to help agencies implement a Risk Management Framework for cybersecurity
Host Mark Amtower will talk government acquistion with Jaime Gracia, President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller.
August 29, 2011(Encore presentation September 12, 2011)
Todd Canni, the Air Force Associate General Counsel, joined the Federal Drive to discuss a recent article he wrote dealing with contractor suspensions and debarments.
The Department of Navy is moving in a different direction for the follow-on to the NMCI contract. Officials said they are unsure how many contract awards they will make.
The Army awarded General Dynamics and BAE Systems contracts for the technology development phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle contract.
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said a new pilot program that allows for more cybersecurity information sharing between the Pentagon and contractors appears to be working well.