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Acquisition News

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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Industry fears 'chilling effect' in GSA review of acquisition managers

In a letter to Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, three industry groups -- the Coalition for Government Procurement, the Professional Services Council and TechAmerica -- wrote that restricting communication between managers and contractors could have a "chilling effect" on managers' role in the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Official declines to testify in contracting probe

IRS official declines to testify during House hearing on government contracts

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:20pm EDT

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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HUD buying into shared services; renewed push to merge DoD's CIO

In his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:29am EDT
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FAR Council removes dollar limits for women-owned set-asides

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council said contracting officers no longer have worry about contract award dollar thresholds when setting aside acquisitions for disadvantaged women-owned businesses. This interim rule was one of 13 actions issued by the FAR Council today.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 02:42pm EDT

NSA Surveillance and the Affordable Care Act

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how U.S. providers are being affected by the NSA Survelliance controversy, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
June 20, 2013

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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Small businesses largely immune to reduced contractor pay cap

Reducing the contractor compensation cap to the level of the salary drawn by the President ($400,000) or the Vice President ($230,700), as suggested by some lawmakers and the White House in the past, would dramatically increase the number of employees who earn compensation above the allowable limits GAO said. But the changes would mostly affect large companies, auditors said, because few of the small companies it surveyed pay their employees more than the amount earned by the President and Vice President.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 09:03pm EDT

Senators push Tangherlini for assurances GSA is improving

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members support Dan Tangherlini to be the permanent administrator of the General Services Administration. Lawmakers, however, wanted more answers about the troubled SAM program and the recent IG report on management interference of contract negotiations.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 05:26am EDT
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An update on the NASA SEWP program

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the contract and the implementation of SEWP 5.
June 18, 2013

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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The evolution of marketing

Author Guy Kawasaki joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how marketing has changed over the years.
June 17, 2013

Monday - 06/17/2013, 10:56pm EDT
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GSA to review all internal contracting practices after latest IG report

The review comes in the wake of the agency's recent inspector general report that revealed management interference on schedule contract negotiations. Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said the review will ensure the agency's contracting work is "performed with transparency and honesty."

Friday - 06/14/2013, 04:29pm EDT

Lawmakers, industry press OFPP not to make strategic sourcing mandatory

The House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce is searching for answers about the potential impact on competition if the White House mandates the use of strategic sourcing contracts. Four industry associations provided little support for compulsory use, citing potential risks to the government and harm to vendors.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 05:35am EDT
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Defense Contractors fish overseas and new fracking regulations

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss overseas business opportunities for contractors, and the impact of the fracking rule on U.S. oil production.
June 13, 2013

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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The keys to a successful procurement

Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 11, 2013

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 12:12am EDT
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The top contractors in 2013

Nick Wakeman, editor in chief of Washington Technology joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the 2013 Top 100 contractor list.
June 10, 2013

Monday - 06/10/2013, 11:22pm EDT
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Post-war budget cuts and Michael Froman

This week's guests on BGov's Capital Impact show include Robert Levinson and Sanford Reback.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 02:33am EDT

Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies

This week on "Off the Shelf," Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy's procurement strategies.
June 4, 2013

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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