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Jean Stack, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

This year's long-range strike bomber contract could reshape the defense industrial base, depending who wins the contract. But the mergers and acquisitions landscape may not shift only at the top level. Jean Stack is managing director at Houlihan Lokey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she described the M&A landscapre for the federal business space.

Tags: Jean Stack , Houlihan Lokey , In Depth

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:16pm EDT
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Congress deals with 'ultimate catch-22' on funding for VA's $1.7 billion Denver hospital

VA told Congress Wednesday that it wants to complete construction on its controversial hospital complex in Aurora, Colorado, by tapping into a fund that was supposed to cut down on patient wait times. Some members of Congress expressed frustration with the plan. "You've put us in the ultimate catch-22, because we don't want to go forward and we can't quit," Rep. David Roe told VA officials at yesterday's hearing.

Tags: VA , Congress , Sloan Gibson , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu , Veterans Affairs Department , Denver , construction , buildings , Office of Construction and Facilities Management , Kiewit-Turner , Army Corps of Engineers

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:40am EDT
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NIH awards $20B CIO-CS acquisition contract for IT

The National Institutes of Health awarded its Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Tuesday to 65 vendors.

Tags: NIH , HHS , CIO-CS , GWAC , NITAAC , Contracting , technology , industry , Rob Coen , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 01:12pm EDT

Marketing to the federal government

Lisa Dezzutti and Monica Mayk of Market Connections join host Mark Amtower to discuss the top challenges that contractors face in marketing to the federal government, and how shrinking budgets are impacting marketing.
April 13, 2015

Tags: Contracting , business marketing , Market Connections , Federal Content Marketing Review , Lisa Dezzutti , Monica Mayk , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/13/2015, 06:03pm EDT
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DoD promises to balance push for open architectures with companies' property rights

Pentagon is studying its existing use of open systems in preparation for a final report, due at the end of the year, on how to expand them. Officials insist they're not interested in wiping out Defense firms' proprietary systems, but they need to own the data links between them.

Tags: DoD , technology , Better Buying Power , Open architecture , Katrina McFarland , Frank Kendall , industry , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/13/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Acquisition leaders on the move at VA, GSA

As much attention as the Veterans Affairs senior executive responsible for oversight of the debacle in Boulder, Colorado of the construction of a new hospital left, his replacement got strikingly little fanfare.

Tags: people , technology , VA , Greg Giddens , Larry Gross , Interior , USDA , Jim Gwinn , GSA , Greg Hammond , Tom Sharpe , Tim Horne , Amanda Fredriksen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:53am EDT

Cloud legislation gets new life behind CDM success

Federal chief information officer Tony Scott, a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill and industry associations are warming to the idea of new legislation to make it easier for agencies to buy cloud services.

Tags: technology , Cloud computing , Congress , Rich Beutel , FITARA , OMB , industry , Professional Services Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:27am EDT

DoD's Better Buying Power 3.0 raises cyber as a core acquisition concern

The Defense Department published a 3.0 version of its Better Buying Power program Thursday, saying the overall plan represents "more continuity than change." But there have been shifts in emphasis over the initiative's five-year lifespan, including a new focus on cybersecurity.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , cybersecurity , industry , Frank Kendall , Robert Work , Research and development , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:44am EDT

GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , Contracting , industry , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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IT acquisition challenges in the federal government.

Van Hitch, senior advisor with Deloitte's Federal Consulting Practice, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the IT acquisition challenges facing federal managers.
April 7, 2015

Tags: Contracting , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , IT acquisition , CIO , FITARA , cybersecurity , Cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 07:06pm EDT
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