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Rob Coen, Director, IT Acquisition and Assessment Center, NIH

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a new governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC). The $20 billion contract, Chief Information Officers-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS) was divided among 65 total companies. It'll help provide the entire federal government with IT solutions. Rob Coen is the director of the agency's IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to further examine the GWAC.

Tags: Rob Coen , NIH , CIO , Technology , GWAC , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 09:07am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The top acquisition officials from each of the military branches told Congress this week that when it comes to the next round of acquisition reform, less is more. They asked lawmakers to help thin the layers of oversight in the procurement process, empower program managers to make decisions and hold them accountable when they fail. More from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu.

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Friday - 04/24/2015, 09:08am EDT
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DHS continues to face acquisition management hurdles

Only two of the 22 Homeland Security Department programs the Government Accountability Office reviewed were on track to meet initial schedule and cost parameters. However, the GAO report's author is "cautiously optimistic" about DHS' efforts to improve its acquisition management.

Tags: DHS , GAO , Acquisition management , House , House Committee on Homeland Security , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , Chip Fulghum , Michele Mackin , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:17pm EDT

Stan Soloway, President and CEO, Professional Services Council

The Office of Management and Budget has yet to release its guidance on implementing the last procurement reform bill to become law. But now another bill has already entered the pipeline. This one's called the Agile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act. House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry recently introduced it as a discussion draft, and now contractors are weighing in. Stan Soloway is president and CEO of the Professional Services Council. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss some of the changes the council is recommending.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , OMB , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 09:39am EDT
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Getting to the heart of federal procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the state of federal procurement, the GSA multiple award schedule program, and strategic sourcing.
April 21, 2015

Tags: procurement , contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , strategic sourcing , GSA , Multiple Award Schedule , Transactional data , Category management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:45pm EDT
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Majority of agencies meeting sustainable acquisition goals, OFPP says

A new report to Congress shows 17 of the 24 largest agencies bought sustainable products at least 95 percent of the time.

Tags: OFPP , Anne Rung , GSA , GreenGov , management , Industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 02:21pm EDT

All things social

Geoff Livingston, president of Tenacity5 Media will discuss the state of social media with host Mark Amtower.
April 20, 2015

Tags: contracting , Geoff Livingston , Tenacity5 Media , business marketing , social media , Instagram , Pinterest , Brewster , ManageFlitter , LinkedIn , social networks , Facebook , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/20/2015, 08:57pm EDT
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My two cents: Recommendations for the new federal CIO

Keith Trippie, the CEO of The Trippie Group and a former DHS official, calls for changes to how agencies hire IT workers, measure project success and integrate IT across all disciplines.

Tags: Keith Trippie , The Trippie Group , CIO , FITARA , commentary

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:39am EDT

Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA

Like the little engine that could, the General Services Administration never seems to stop the process of examining the rules, regulations and policies surrounding its many acquisition efforts. It's been busy on software procurement and several other issues. Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the Office of Government-wide Policy at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's cookin', and how it affects government buyers and contractors.

Tags: Jeffrey Koses , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , procurement ,

Monday - 04/20/2015, 09:57am EDT
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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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