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All things federal IT

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues.
January 13, 2014

Tags: contracting , Technology , federal IT , information technology , Cloud computing , Cybersecurity , IT acquisition , continuous monitoring , mobile technology , big data , data analytics , Shared services , FITARA , Jason Miller , Federal News Radio , Ask the CIO , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , BYOD

Monday - 01/13/2014, 09:20pm EST
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Business group names 10 gov't activities that should be outsourced

John Palatiello of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the government is blurring the definition of what is "inherently governmental."

Tags: John Palatiello , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Circular A-76 , Inherently governmental , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , management , contracting

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:10pm EST
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Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means

Experts say the 2 percent drop in the number of contracting complaints to GAO disproves the theory that as federal spending drops, contractors will file more protests. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said agencies and vendors have a better understanding than ever about their likelihood of success.

Tags: Acquisition policy , contracting , Industry , GAO , Ralph White , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , bid protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:53am EST
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Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tags: contracting , Industry , GSA , GAO , Telecommunications , Networx , NS2020 , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST

On DoD: Procurement, R&D take brunt of cuts from sequestration

While sequestration took a bite out of nearly everything the Defense Department obligates funds toward, the areas of procurement and R&D took a disproportionate hit, as the department was forced to move money out of those accounts to protect current operations.

Tags: On DoD , Alan Shaffer , DoD , R&D , Jared Serbu , sequestration , A New Era in Technology

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 01:24pm EST
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Trends in global defense spending

Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte's Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company's recent report on defense spending.
January 7, 2014

Tags: contracting , DoD , defense budget , defense spending , defense acquisition , drones , cyberwarfare , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 11:56pm EST
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Using social media to grow your business

B2B social media guru Paul Gillin will discuss leveraging social media for corporate growth.
January 6, 2014

Tags: contracting , social media , Paul Gillin , LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , SnapChat , Google+ , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/06/2014, 07:08pm EST
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Bid protests holding steady near record highs

The number of total bid protests filed by companies with the Government Accountability Office leveled off last year, falling slightly in fiscal 2013 compared to the previous year. All told, GAO received 2,429 bid protests 2 percent less than the number received in fiscal 2012, according to figures released Jan. 2 in an annual report to Congress.

Tags: contracting , GAO , bid protests , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:58pm EST

Risk, cyber and physical security

On this week's Capital Impact show, Liberty Group Ventures President Kiersten Todt will discuss how corporations and the general public are handling the rollout of the cybersecurity framework.
January 2, 2014

Tags: contracting , Cybersecurity , cybersecurity framework , NIST , Liberty Group Ventures LLC , Kiersten Todt , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 07:52pm EST
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OFPP updates rules for how agencies should analyze ways to lower costs

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy revised Circular A-131 for the first time in 20 years. A-131 promotes the use of value engineering (VE), which is an organized effort by an integrated product team to evaluate functions of systems, facilities, services and supplies with an eye toward lowering costs and maintaining performance, quality, safety and reliability.

Tags: contracting , value engineering , Circular A-131 , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 02:35pm EST
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