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3:15 am, April 19, 2014

Acquisition News

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement.

The struggle to keep vendor relationships from turning into lawsuits.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:38pm EDT
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Bill Greenwalt, fellow, American Enterprise Institute

A six-step plan for acquisition reform for the Defense Department.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:37pm EDT
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Q & A with Dan Gordon

Former OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon joins Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of a variety of procurement issues.
March 17, 2014

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:26pm EDT
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U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country.

Sunday - 03/16/2014, 11:50pm EDT

Devon Hewitt, Government Contracts Lawyer, Protorae Law

A former high-flying contractor is now the biggest loser. Can BP climb back from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 12:09pm EDT
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Who are the winners and losers in the 2015 budget?

Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will give us his take on the President's 2015 budget request.
March 11, 2014

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 09:28pm EDT
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Technical, data issues continue to plague vendor performance databases

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tries to get to the bottom of why, after a decade, contracting officers still do not have quality information on how contractors perform. GSA said it has a plan to integrate 10 databases by 2018 through a series of incremental improvements.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 04:33am EDT

All things social

Hewlett Packard social media guru Christina Morrison will discuss how to create a social media strategy for your agency or business.
March 10, 2014

Monday - 03/10/2014, 10:51pm EDT
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An update on GSA's Integrated Technology Service

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for GSA's Integrated Technology Service and Mark Day, ITS assistant deputy commissioner, will talk about the agency's priorities for this year.
March 4, 2014

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 10:04pm EST
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The top contracting issues in 2014

Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting, will discuss various contracting issues with host Mark Amtower.
March 3, 2014

Monday - 03/03/2014, 10:17pm EST
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Homeland Security awards contract for border towers

The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 07:30pm EST

The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST
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Military looks to suppress appetite for service contracts

The three military department's top acquisition officials say they are each undergoing examinations of their contract spending on services. The goal is to ensure that the current, highly-decentralized service contracting process is serving valid military missions.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:32am EST
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How an 'IT Box' is making it easier for DoD to do business

The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07am EST
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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

Will there be acquisition reform in 2014?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will discuss whether Congress will pass acquisition reform this year.
February 25, 2014

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 09:28pm EST
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Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:42am EST
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Using social media to grow your business

B2B social media guru Paul Gillin will discuss leveraging social media for corporate growth.
February 24, 2014

Monday - 02/24/2014, 07:08pm EST
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Housing down as weather cools

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how the harsh winter weather is affecting housing starts in the U.S.
February 20, 2014

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 08:02pm EST
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Government drops plan to collect license tag data

Homeland Security cancels plan for private firm to give access to license plate information

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 12:20pm EST
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