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On DoD: Navy launches ‘Innovation Cell' to speed IT acquisition

Navy officials plan an industry day to formally launch a new framework for IT procurement, designed to work within the existing acquisition system to much more rapidly insert commercial technologies into Navy networks.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Navy , technology , PEO-EIS , Paul Ghyzel , Dan DelGrosso , Jeff Frailey , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:24am EDT
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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.
March 23, 2015

Tags: 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 - 03/23/2015, 08:54pm EDT
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Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , small business , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Steve Chabot , SBA , reverse auctions , contract bundling , small business contracting goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:36pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal contractors have a new way to tell agency contracting shops how they really feel about the acquisition process. It's called Acquisition 360. It gives both contractors and program managers a chance to rate how individual agencies go about buying things. Anne Rung is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Leslie Field is the deputy administrator. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about how Acquisition 360 works, and how they hope it will help improve the federal procurement process.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Contracting , Acquisition 360 , OFPP , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:19am EDT
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OFPP initiates 360-degree reviews of the acquisition process

New guidance from Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, implements a way for vendors and program owners to rate the acquisition process in each agency. The goal of Acquisition 360 is to identify potential procurement process improvements.

Tags: Industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , PSC , GSA , customer satisfaction , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:12am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

It may sound odd, but source selection officials have the authority to use more than one selection approach within a single procurement. And it looks like they're using that authority more often. You can find this authority in an often-overlooked section of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, FAR Part 15.101. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how this works and what it means.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , source selection , FAR , procurement

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:28am EDT
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Army commits $500 million to GSA's OASIS contract

Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army's fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.

Tags: Contracting , OASIS , GSA , Harry Hallock , Tiffany Hixson , Jim Ghiloni , Professional services , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:53am EDT
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An update on the NASA SEWP program

Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA SEWP, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the performance of NASA SEWP IV, and what's ahead with NASA SEWP V.
March 17, 2015

Tags: Contracting , NASA , NASA SEWP , NASA SEWP V , Joanne Woytek , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 09:30pm EDT
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Kevin Brancato, Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Some fresh, new and big federal contracting opportunities are coming. The biggest will be the $60 billion Alliant Two deal, a government-wide acquisition contract the General Services Administration is cooking up. That's according to Bloomberg Government. B-Gov has published its latest list of the top 20 upcoming vehicles. There are the ones contractors simply must have places on. Bloomberg senior analyst Kevin Brancato joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the list.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Alliant Two , Contracting

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:52am EDT
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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 , Contracting , Eric Thorson , Tridec , Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , oversight

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