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Acquisition Policy News

What's the latest at the ASBC?

Host Mark Amtower interviews American Small Business Coalition Chief Visionary Officer Guy Timberlake. They will talk about the goals and mission of the organization.
February 6, 2012(Encore presentation March 5, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:29am EST
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Obama to nominate former SBA official Jordan to head OFPP

President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:22pm EST

Regulatory changes for contractors

Jack Horan and Jason Workmaster, partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talk about how contractors and subcontractors will be affected by recent regulatory changes.
January 31, 2012

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:26pm EST
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Mergers and acquisitions

KippsDeSanto Managing Director Kevin DeSanto joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the merger and acquisition market.
January 30, 2012(Encore presentation March 26, 2012)

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:09pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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Obama: Global supply chain security part of national security

President Barack Obama has adopted a new strategy declaring for the first time that the United States has a national security interest to protect the nation's economic goods against terrorists, criminals and natural disasters in all corners of the globe.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:44am EST

GAO: DoD policy for reporting top-secret procurements unclear

Belva Martin, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's latest report on the use of the national-security exception in defense contracting. GAO concluded the Defense Department's rules for when its agencies must disclose the use of the exception are unclear.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:04pm EST
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Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board plans for future

Tom Allen, the chairman of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent report it released to stakeholders, which serves as the board's three-year plan.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:33pm EST
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Can commercial satellite services help your agency?

Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General Corporation, will talk about how the federal communications marketplace is changing.
January 17, 2012

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:15pm EST
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GovWin: What is it and what can it do for you?

Michael Hackmer, senior community manager for GovWin joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the organization.
January 16, 2011(Encore presentation February 27, 2012)

Monday - 01/16/2012, 07:01pm EST
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How to sell successfully

Sales guru and best selling author Harvey Mackay talks about his new book when he joins host Mark Amtower on today's program.
December 26, 2011

Monday - 12/26/2011, 07:18pm EST
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Contractors have stronger role in 'Mythbusters' part II

Alan Chvotkin, the vice president and general counsel of the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the role played by contractors in dispelling falsehoods about agency-contractor contractor communication.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:45pm EST
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OFPP's Gordon reflects on mythbusters, acquisition workforce

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement and other issues with Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.
December 20, 2011(Encore presentation January 3, 2011)

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:30pm EST
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All things procurement

Allen Federal CEO Larry Allen will talk about GSA schedules and other procurement issues with host Mark Amtower.
December 19, 2011(Encore presentation January 2, 2012)

Monday - 12/19/2011, 10:23pm EST
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VanRoekel's 2012 IT goals: Crawl, walk, run

"Crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run." That's how Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel framed his 2012 priorities in his first speech to government IT contractors in Washington. He said agencies would have to do "more with less," but he wanted to emphasize the "more."

Friday - 12/16/2011, 06:57pm EST
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Johnson: GSA testbed of energy efficiency, savings

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Martha Johnson, administrator for the General Services Administration.
December 13, 2011(Encore presentation December 27, 2011)

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:28pm EST
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DoD renews push against converting in-house work to contractors

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what recent indications from the Defense Department on A-76 and other workforce initiatives mean for industry.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:47pm EST
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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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What's happening in the federal market?

Host Roger Waldron will discuss a wide variety of procurement issues, with Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens Government Technologies.
December 06, 2012(Encore presentation January 10, 2012)

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 10:11pm EST
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Tight budgets could spur agencies to be innovative, take more risks

GSA's Dave McClure said agencies have an opportunity to be creative and work more closely together to meet mission needs. Several factors can help agencies manage risk better, including support from senior managers and a more tolerant Congress.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 05:12am EST
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