Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Host Roger Waldron will talk about the MAS program with Caroly Alston, general counsel for the Washington Management Group.
October 4, 2011
Agencies must develop a business case and post it on an internal government site for others to comment on. OFPP also wants senior acquisition officials to sign off on justifications before moving out with a final solicitation. The new guidance comes as GAO and others have found the proliferation of multiple award contracts is costing agencies and vendors millions of dollars.
A new Web portal will bring information on all federal agency services for small firms into one place. At the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference, White House officials highlighted how they are holding agencies accountable for meeting governmentwide small business goals.
Host Roger Waldron will talk cybersecurity with John Hillen, president and chief executive officer of Sotera Defense Solutions.
September 27, 2011(Encore presentation October 25, 2011)
Mark Bennington, the executive director for acquisition management at the Navy research unit joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his department's approach to the thorny issues involved in OCIs.
Former "e-gov Czar" Mark Forman joins host Mark Amtower on today's program.
September 26, 2011
Allen Federal president Larry Allen joins host Mark Amtower to talk a wide range of government procurement issues.
September 19, 2011(Encore presentation October 24, 2011)
A new memo details three classifications for the new contracting officer's representative position, which replaces the contracting officer's technical representatives as of Jan. 1. The goal is to improve acquisition oversight, especially of high risk contracts.
The Office of Management and Budget has issued new guidance to agencies that would accelerate payments to small-business contractors. OMB Director Jacob Lew directed Executive Branch agencies to cut the payment processing time from 30 days to 15 days.
Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up the DHS Authorization bill, complete with 68 amendments. Among the changes approved is requiring the agency to have auditable financial records by 2016.
Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has submitted its proposal to modernize the Navy's shipboard computing system. The Navy will decide early next year if it will go with Lockheed's designs or proposals from competitor Northrop Grumman.
Host Roger Waldron will talk about the procurement landscape with Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and chairman of the Procurement Board Roundtable.
September 13, 2011
For a long time your agency has been limiting its horizons for saving money. Some good, old-fashioned money management philosophies could go a long way toward helping your agency cut costs.
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.