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DoD, State see light at end of wartime contracting reform tunnel

In responding to a list of wartime contracting changes Congress ordered last year, agencies cited many advances, but acknowledge challenges remain. Recent audits show major problems in how the Defense and State departments, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, continue to spend billions of dollars in Afghanistan.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:54am EDT
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New rule requires larger focus on small business subcontractors

The Small Business Administration issued a final rule to implement the Small Business Jobs Act. It requires prime contractors to report when they do not pay small business contractors on time. Contracting officers also must oversee small business subcontractor performance more closely.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 04:40pm EDT

The event landscape in the government market

Hosky Communications President Peg Hosky, discusses the value of having your agency participate in events, conferences, and webinars.
July 15, 2013

Monday - 07/15/2013, 10:18pm EDT
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Losing bidders protest Navy's massive NGEN contract

Without commenting on the reasons behind the protest, a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation challenged the Navy's decision to award a multibillion dollar contract to operate IT networks to a competing team headed up by HP.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 08:48pm EDT

Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT

GSA close to releasing final RFP for OASIS

The General Services Administration plans to award the $60 billion multiple award contract for complex professional services by October. Concerns again arise over whether there are too many multiple award contracts.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:35am EDT
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The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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The keys to persuasive presentations

Speaking coach and author Larry Tracy will talk about his book: "The Shortcut to Persuasive Presentations".
July 8, 2013

Monday - 07/08/2013, 11:28pm EDT
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Berry Amendment, Congress' to do list, and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the Berry Amendment is affecting troop supplies, what's ahead for Congress when its members return from vacation, and the lobbying activities of companies that supply goods and services associated with the July 4th holiday.
July 4, 2013

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 06:28pm EDT
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Agencies fall short of small business contracting goals for 7th straight year

While agencies missed their overall small business goal in 2012, they did meet the governmentwide goals for small disadvantaged businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) said the results are "unacceptable."

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:18am EDT
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The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 2, 2013

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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DoD needs to set goals, measure progress for buying services

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows the Defense Department still lacks end goals and metrics in its service acquisition system. DoD currently is the largest buyer of services in the government.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 12:26pm EDT

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".
July 1, 2013

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:24pm EDT
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Fighter jets for sale, MERS and the economy

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the overseas market for fighter jets, the risks and opportunities posed by new pandemic threats, and how higher long-term interest rates would affect the economy.
June 27, 2013

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 07:46pm EDT
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Navy picks HP for long-awaited NGEN contract

Hewlett Packard, the same vendor which has owned and operated the Navy Department's networks for more than a decade will continue a similar role under a new multibillion dollar contract. But the Navy and Marine Corps will take ownership of their IT infrastructure and reserve the right to recompete any or all of it at a future date.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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IRS severing ties with firm amid $500 million in questionable contracts

The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is seeking to cut its business relationship with a firm that may have had inside access to the agency's procurement decisions. Lawmakers also questioned agency decisions to award the company special status as veteran-owned and serving economically-disadvantaged areas.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Federal Contractor Sequestration Survey

Calling all government contractors. Federal News Radio wants to know if sequestration is impacting you. Take our anonymous survey today.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 11:23am EDT

The keys to a successful procurement

Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 25, 2013

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 12:12am EDT
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The state of government contracting

Deltek's Kevin Plexico and Scott Lewis of PS Partnerships, will talk about the challenges facing contractors in this tough budget environment.
June 24, 2013

Monday - 06/24/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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NSA surveillance and the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com, discusses the potential impact of the NSA security leaks.
June 21, 2013

Friday - 06/21/2013, 11:53pm EDT
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