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House lawmakers call for OFPP to issue reverse auction guidance

Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairmen of the Veterans Affairs and Small Business committees, respectively, wrote to Anne Rung, OFPP administrator, saying agencies still are "misusing" reverse auctions to "evade competition and compliance with other procurement regulations."

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , GAO , House Small Business Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , reverse auctions , industry , Sam Graves , Jeff Miller , Joe Jordan , FedBid , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 04:50pm EST

What's it like in the GWAC world?

NASA SEWP Program Manager Joanne Woytek and Rob Coen, acting director the NIH's GWAC program will discuss a wide range of issues including interagency contracting and strategic sourcing.
December 16, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GWACs , NASA SEWP , NIH , Joanne Woytek , Rob Coen , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 09:19pm EST
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Contracting Myth No. 9 - Only the big guys succeed

Congress ranks small business right up there with motherhood and apple pie. Small businesses should take advantage of this fact, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan.

Tags: small business , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Tim Sullivan , acquisition , contracting , SBA

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 03:27am EST

What's working in marketing to the government

Mark Amtower hosts a roundtable discussion of content marketing, thought leadership, and trends in the federal market.
December 15, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , federal market , Lisa Dezzutti , Rita Walston , Ralph Renzi , Market Connections , immixGroup , WTOP , Federal News Radio , content marketing , thought leadership , social media , LinkedIn , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 12/15/2014, 08:21pm EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Cyber bills abound; OFPP and reverse auctions; DoJ's API release

In this week's "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," the passage of five cybersecurity bills by Congress in the past week signals a long-coming and much needed change to how agencies defend their computer networks; an interesting bid protest decision flew under the radar that signals yet another challenge to FedBid, the reverse auction contractor and the Justice Department's first foray into the open data world with the launch of two APIs is noteworthy, but the underlying reason why DoJ could release the software code is really the story here.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , GAO , OFPP , FedBid , reverse auctions , oversight , bid protest , FitNet , Raul Espinosa , Scott Amey , POGO , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , industry , technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavich , Deloitte , Skip Bailey , open source , Drupal , DoD , superior supplier program , Professional Services Council , Alan Chvotkin , FISMA , research and development , workforce , DHS , NIST , Alma Cole , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/15/2014, 03:46am EST

Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office

NASA's launch and re-entry of its Orion space capsule proved the vehicle might safely carry people into deep space. Someday. But when? That's the question NASA faces as it tries to meet ambitious deadlines with limited funds. A big challenge is developing the vehicle, the rocket necessary to launch it past the moon and the ground station support so they're all ready at the same time. The Government Accountability Office has been on top of this. Christina Chaplain, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to examine the agency's findings.

Tags: Cristina Chaplain , GAO , Orion , NASA , acquisition , budget

Monday - 12/15/2014, 10:31am EST
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Could solutions used to fight Ebola be a new model for procurement?

USAID's Ebola Grand Challenge opened the door for a new set of vendors to offer their products and services to the government. Contractor Doug Burr wonders if this could be a new way for agencies to procure products.

Tags: Grand Ebola Challenge , acquisition , Qore Performance , Doug Burr , industry , procurement reform , commentary

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:21am EST

DoD aims for more consistent decisions on ‘commercial' items

The Defense Contract Management Agency is creating a new team of dedicated pricing experts, looking for more consistent decisions within DoD about what constitutes a commercial product.

Tags: DoD , DCMA , acquisition , industry , Better Buying Power , Wendy Masiello , acquisition policy , commercial item , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:52am EST
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Kymm McCabe, President and CEO, ASI Government

The first problem with IT procurement reform is that nobody has a clear idea of what it should look like. But a movement called Acquisition of the Future is trying to frame that vision of the future. That's according to Kymm McCabe -- she's CEO of ASI Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a quote from Alice in Wonderland she thinks perfectly sums up the challenges facing IT procurement reform.

Tags: Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , acquisition , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:40pm EST
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A pathway to transformation

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, will discuss a new report that looks at how to fix the defense acquisition system.
December 9, 2014

Tags: acquisition , defense acquisition , contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , NDIA , innovation , data reporting , data analysis , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 05:36pm EST
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