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What happens when the Treasury IG disputes findings of a VA IG report?

The Treasury Department's inspector general reviewed a recent Veterans Affairs IG report and concluded the actions of a former VA acquisitions official "did not violate applicable law."

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Treasury Department , inspector general , Iris Cooper , Maureen Regan , acquisition , Contracting , Eric Thorson , Tridec , Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:37pm EDT

All things contracting with Deltek's Kevin Plexico

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Information Solutions at Deltek, discusses FSSI, small business contracting, and more with host Mark Amtower.
March 16, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Small business contracting , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , OASIS , SEWP 5 , FSSI , LPTA , mergers and acquisitions , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/16/2015, 09:54pm EDT
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Pentagon's Ginman reflects on four decades in Defense procurement

Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, left government late last month. In an interview with Federal News Radio's On DoD a few days before his retirement, he reflected on what's changed during his 42-year career, and what hasn't.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , acquisition , Richard Ginman , GAO , DCMA , DCAA , Althea Coetzee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:55am EDT
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Contracting Commandment 10: Thou shalt not stereotype thine opponent

One of the most dangerous things that can happen to us in our business career is to make the mistake of stereotyping our adversary, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This commentary is the final installment of the 10-part series, 10 Commandments for Government Contractors.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , acquisition , Contracting , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , commentary

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 01:29pm EDT
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Mike Sullivan, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

The Defense Department couldn't provide reliable data on many of its current Acquisition Category II and III programs. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Those programs include everything from a multi-billion dollar radar modernization program to soldier clothing. Mike Sullivan, the director of acquisition and sourcing management at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , GAO , DoD , acquisition , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:03am EDT
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GSA proposed rule raises 'significant concerns' over competition

A system that seeks to drive down pricing through constant comparison of individual transactions leads to a downward or death spiral in pricing that is inconsistent with the dynamics of the commercial marketplace, acquisition expert Roger Waldron says in a new commentary about the proposed rule.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA , transactional data , Federal Supply Schedule , acquisition , commentary , Contracting , Price Reduction Clause

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 02:39am EDT

All things procurement with Bill Gormley

Gormley Group President Bill Gormley joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of interagency contracting, strategic sourcing and data collection through contracting.
March 10, 2015

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , Acquisition management , data collection , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:10pm EDT
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Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
March 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , government contracting , technology , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , GSA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/09/2015, 07:53pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Tighter budgets lead to more cost overruns; Army wraps up listening tour ahead of force structure decisions

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, could a new report finally explain which Pentagon policies tend to lead to cost and schedule growth, and which ones keep programs on track? Plus, why it seems unlikely that Congress will go along with DoD's latest request to close stateside military bases.

Tags: Inside the Reporterís Notebook , DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Congress , Army , Katherine Hammack , sequestration , BRAC , Installations , John Conger , Peter Levine , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:35am EDT

Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Tags: Mike Sade , Sade Associates , FITARA , CIO , CAO , management , acquisition , communication

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT
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