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6:10 pm, September 19, 2014

Contracting News

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

USPS chooses vendor to take identity management to the cloud

SecureKey Technologies will build a portal in the cloud to handle the identity management process and connect one username or password or digital certificate to many services. The contract is worth $15.1 million over three years.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 08:29pm EDT

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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A potpourri of procurement issues

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement with Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP.
August 13, 2013

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:53pm EDT
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DHS to standardize cyber protections through new contract

DHS awards 17 vendors a spot on the continuous diagnostics and mitigation contract. Agencies can now access a common set of tools and services to improve how they monitor and secure their computer networks.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 11:51am EDT
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Mergers and acquisitions

Matthew Roberson, of SC&H Group joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the state of the mergers and acquisitions market.
August 12, 2013

Monday - 08/12/2013, 11:26pm EDT
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DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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Thrift Investment Board picks SAIC to run IT services

The FRTIB awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a five-year, $224.5 million contract. SAIC beat out several competitors including incumbent Serco.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:33am EDT

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 9, 2013

Friday - 08/09/2013, 10:41pm EDT
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Two protests filed on GSA's OASIS contract

GSA is facing two pre-award protests in the week since it released the solicitation for its large, multiple award professional services contract. One company filed its protest with GAO. Another firm filed at the agency level.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:04pm EDT

Depot Dollars Post War

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how sequestration is affecting the budget for depot maintenance, and what would happen to the economy if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were eliminated.
August 8, 2013

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 07:26pm EDT
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Proposal cuts time for vendors to comment on performance reviews

A proposed rule by the FAR Council would reduce the number of days contractors have to comment on a performance evaluation to 14 days from 30.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 02:14pm EDT

Sequestration and the government market

Ray Bjorklund of Birch Grove Consulting, will discuss sequestration and what it means for contractors.
August 6, 2013

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:39pm EDT
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The new rules of marketing and PR

Author David Meerman Scott will talk about the latest edition of his book: "The New Rules of Marketing and PR".
August 6, 2013

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:24pm EDT
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Interior wins protest of huge cloud contract

The Court of Federal Claims ruled against CenturyLink in its protest of the Interior's Cloud Foundation contract. This was CenturyLink's third unsuccessful protest of the multiple award contract.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 06:09pm EDT

Final rule sets new categories, factors for evaluating past performance

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA issued a final rule today amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. FAR must now include performance rating categories and different factors for past performance evaluations.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:09pm EDT

Fed furloughs leave imprint on procurement process, contractors say

In contrast to federal employees, who are facing furloughs, many contractors are encountering more elusive sequestration symptoms. Along with reduced government contract spending, federal-employee furlough have also trickled down through the procurement process, resulting in delays, contractors say. This article is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:46pm EDT
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GSA releases final RFPs for OASIS

The multiple award contract for professional services will cover seven functional areas. GSA will make up to 40 awards per functional area.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 05:39am EDT
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