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FITARA implementation begins

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a meeting last week to discuss the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and ensure there is consistent implementation across the government.

Tags: technology , acquisition , OMB , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO Council , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:33pm EST

GSA searching for right people to run category management

The General Services Administration is hiring a new assistant commissioner and subject matter experts to help move the category management initiative forward.

Tags: acquisition , people , GSA , Kevin Youel Page , Tom Sharpe , Anne Rung , OFPP , category management , IAE , workforce , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/16/2015, 03:15pm EST

August Cole, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

New acquisition initiatives are out from the Air Force. The search for innovation in acquisition takes many IT leaders in government to Silicon Valley. August Cole is Director of the Art of Future War program in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He's also a writer-in-residence at Avascent. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the defense industrial base should engage Silicon Valley.

Tags: August Cole , Atlantic Council , Air Force , acquisition , In Depth

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:38pm EST
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An update on The National Industries for the Blind

Kevin Lynch, president and chief executive officer of the National Industries for the Blind will give us an update on the organization and its current strategic challenges and market opportunities.
January 13, 2015

Tags: acquisition , National Industries for the Blind , Kevin Lynch , GSA , DoD , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:57pm EST
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Contracting Commandment #2: Thou shalt study thy customer

Knowing the people involved on the other side of a contract negotiation can be an extremely valuable weapon, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , acquisition , Thompson Coburn , Public Contracting Institute , contract negotiations

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:48am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying to make a systemic change to how federal agencies complete IT projects. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information from industry last week that could lead to basic changes in how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the RFI and reaction to the approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GSA , technology , acquisition

Monday - 01/12/2015, 11:02am EST
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Mark Amtower: 30 years in the federal market

Guest host Tom Temin interviews Mark Amtower about his 30 year career as a consultant in the government contracting market.
January 12, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower and Company , government marketing , FOSE , government contracting , marketing , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio

Monday - 01/12/2015, 08:53pm EST
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GSA's agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change' in IT acquisition

The General Services Administration's 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , 18F , agile development , Nick Sinai , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , Raj Ananthanpillai , InfoZen , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/09/2015, 06:37pm EST

Acquisition reform

Today's FEDtalk will feature a roundtable discussion of one of this year's hottest topics - acquisition reform.
January 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , acquisition reform , workforce , Dan Chenok , IBM Business of Government , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , John McCain , Mac Thornberry , FEDtalk , Long Term Care Partners , OPM , Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Friday - 01/09/2015, 09:03pm EST

NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

Tags: technology , acquisition , NASA , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , bid protest , supply chain risk management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:24am EST
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