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Coast Guard Commandant lays out budget, acquisition challenges for year ahead

Should an appropriations lapse occur, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard's workforce, acquisition programs and daily operations would be "adversely affected."

Tags: Coast Guard , Paul Zukunft , DHS , management , acquisition , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:37am EST

How to unleash the full potential of GSA's Federal Supply Schedules

The full potential of the FSS program remains untapped, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. In a new commentary, he offers two key contracting reforms he believes will bring the program into the 21st century.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , contracting , GSA , Barack Obama , Commentary , FSS , FAS , Common Acquisition Platform , Other Direct Costs , Price Reduction Clause

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 03:24am EST

Steve Krauss, Corporate Development Officer, Censeo Consulting

The Office of Management and Budget has directives on shared services on the desks of agencies across government. But cultural issues may be the big holdup from the government realizing the benefits of shared services. That's according to a new conclusion by the ACT-IAC Acquisition Management shared interest group. Steve Krauss is corporate development officer at Censeo Consulting Group. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the analysis from the ACT-IAC Acquisition Management shared interest group.

Tags: Steve Krauss , Censeo Consulting Group , ACT-IAC , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:55pm EST

Bill Hartung, Arms and Security Project, Center for International Policy

Chairman John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the Pentagon doesn't have a sequestration problem. Instead it has a spending problem. Bill Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of the report "Promising the Sky: Pork Barrell Politics and the F-35." On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the F-35 program is the perfect starting point for defense acquisition reform.

Tags: Bill Hartung , Project, Center for International Policy , acquisition , DoD

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:16pm EST
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Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt maintain thy contracting integrity

Personal integrity should never be confused with the federal government's insistence that its contractors have codes of conduct. Integrity starts with you, says procurement expert Tim Sullivan.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , acquisition , industry , Integrity

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:00am EST

All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
February 23, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , GSA , category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/23/2015, 08:54pm EST
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Air Force cancels suspension of FedBid

FedBid and the Air Force came to an agreement to end the reverse auction company's stay from bidding on new contracts. FedBid must implement and maintain a code of business and ethics conduct program and have a third party report on its efforts for a year. Additionally, Ali Saadat, the founder and former CEO of FedBid, resigned on Feb. 5.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , FedBid , Air Force , Joe Jordan , Ali Saadat , Suspension and debarment , VA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 10:26am EST

GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , NIH , NOAA , Mitchell Ross , Chris Fornecker , Chris Cairns , 18F , Alliant 2 , VETS 2 , 8(a) STARS II , Agile development , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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A race to the bottom: How lowest price, technically acceptable is shortchanging agencies

Agencies are doing themselves a disservice by looking mainly for the lowest bid, says Moe Jafari, the president and CEO of HumanTouch, in a new commentary.

Tags: Moe Jafari , HumanTouch, LLC , acquisition , management , LPTA , Commentary , contracting , industry

Monday - 02/23/2015, 03:16am EST

Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from 'should-cost' management

Over five years, Air Force has beat the independent cost estimates in its acquisition programs by a collective $2 billion, according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition. Some of the savings have been returned to the Air Force's top line, but acquisition managers have been allowed to plow some of the money back into their own programs.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , should cost , acquisition , Better Buying Power , cost capability analysis , William LaPlante , Deborah Lee James , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:46am EST
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