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Contracting News

Procurement in 2012: A year in review

Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley from the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss the procurement highlights and lowlights in 2012.
December 25, 2012 (Encore presentation January 1, 2013)

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:44am EST
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DHS issues $6B RFQ for continuous monitoring tools, services

The blanket purchase agreement lists 15 tools and 11 service areas that DHS wants vendors to provide to improve agency cybersecurity.

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 07:43pm EST

Agencies, contractors prep for possible sequestration

If a compromise does not take place by Jan. 2, sequestration will kick in potentially causing challenges for federal agencies and contractors. So do federal agencies and contractors have plans in place or are they crossing their fingers in the meantime?

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 12:55pm EST
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Federal acquisition leaders distressed over workforce, budget cuts

Latest edition of a biennial survey, sponsored by a contracting industry group, finds acquisition leaders have the same challenges they had a decade ago. But they fear tighter budgets will reverse progress toward improving the government's acquisition workforce.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:19am EST
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Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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GSA expands discounted commodity IT program

The General Services Administration announced Thursday it had awarded 43 blanket-purchase agreements to small businesses to provide discounted commodity IT through the agency's National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP). The NITCP is designed to provide agencies a one-stop shop for the most commonly purchased, low-cost IT products.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:29pm EST

Current trends in the IT market

Paul Lemmo, vice president of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Informations Systems and Global Solutions will discuss cybersecurity, integrated solutions and more.
December 11, 2012

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 11:11pm EST
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GSA further details plans to consolidate back-office functions

The agency issued an RFQ on the MOBIS schedule for assistance in reducing the duplication and increasing efficiency across the CFO, CIO, CPO and Administrative Services offices. The solicitation follows acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini's top-to-bottom review of GSA's administrative functions.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 03:53pm EST
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Fiscal Cliff and FERC Order 1000, Monopoly Killer?

On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts discuss the fiscal cliff and its impact, and how a new court ruling will affect traditional utilites and power companies.
December 6, 2012

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 06:17pm EST
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Likeonomics and marketing trends for 2013

Best selling author Rohit Bhargava, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about his book Likeonomics, and the top marketing trends for next year.
December 3, 2012(Encore presentation December 24, 2012 and December 31, 2012)

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 12:30am EST
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National Archives awards Unisys $7.2M contract for cloud email

The National Archives and Records Administration awarded technology company Unisys Corporation a contract worth up to $7.2 million to oversee the transition of the agency's 4,500 users to the cloud-based Google Apps for email and collaboration.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:12am EST

$20B in Defense MAC's & e-health records stand up to Sandy

On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts examine multiple award contracts at the Defense Department and how e-health records helped patients during Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:12am EST
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BP temporarily suspended from new federal contracts

The Environmental Protection Agency said BP's "lack of business integrity" in its conduct and response following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill weighed into its decision to temporarily suspend the company from obtaining new federal contracts.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 11:08am EST

Acquisition, IT management, and cloud brokerage

Mark Day, director of the Office of Strategic Programs for GSA's Integrated Technology Service will give his thoughts on a variety of acquistion and management issues.
November 27, 2012

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 07:15pm EST
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Army awards $10B contract to speed up communications technology deployment

Twenty large and small vendors won a spot on the five-year Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems contract.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 02:26pm EST

IT acquisition reform, GSA schedules, and more

Tom Sisti, director and legislative counsel for SAP, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a wide range of acquisition issues.
November 20, 2012

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 10:34pm EST
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US sues contractors over troop trailers in Iraq

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a Houston-based global construction company and its Kuwaiti subcontractor of submitting nearly $50 million in inflated claims to install live-in trailers for troops during the Iraq War.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 04:11pm EST

Selling to the federal government

Host Mark Amtower is joined by Steve Charles and David Perera, co-authors of The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market".
November 19, 2012

Monday - 11/19/2012, 11:29pm EST
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Contractors say upsurge in MACs leads to duplication, added costs

The Coalition for Government Procurement has called on senior administration leaders to take more action to combat increasing contract duplication, largely from the spread of multiple-award contracts (MACs). Member companies say they are seeing more duplicated contracts and that has added to their costs, according to a CGP survey.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 08:50pm EST

Foreign trade, housing and jobs

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will examine President Obama's trade policy, and discuss how the latest economic numbers will impact housing and jobs.
November 14, 2012

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 05:53pm EST
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