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Five roadblocks afflicting DoD's procurement

Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was Francis Rose's guest on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Bill Greenwalt , Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose , acquisition , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 05:38pm EST
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GSA plots path ahead for once-troubled acquisition management system

GSA says its problem-plagued System for Award Management is now working, but its failures have pushed agency officials to pursue a new path to consolidate the government's approach to procurement data.

Tags: GSA , Technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , System for Award Management , Sonny Hashmi , Kevin Youel Page , open source , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:02am EST
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OFPP refreshes program, project management certification requirements

A new memo from OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan outlines eight changes since 2007. Among the major changes is the requirement for program and project managers to meet all the certification prerequisites.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , contracting , OFPP , Joe Jordan , program management , project management , training , workforce

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 12:57pm EST

New DoD guidance infused with Better Buying Power principles

Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall the update to Instruction 5000.02 incorporates Better Buying Power principles, such as making cutting costs fundamental for program managers.

Tags: Frank Kendall , DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , best practices , In Depth , Instruction 5000.02

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 05:09pm EST
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What's ahead for GSA's MAS program?

Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin will give his take on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program.
December 17, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , Multiple award schedule contracting , commercial pricing , commercial item contracting , Jonathan Aronie , Sheppard Mullin , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:20pm EST
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A year end review and what's ahead for 2014

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss this year's top contracting stories, and what will be the big issues in 2014.
December 16, 2013 (Encore presentation December 23, 2013 & December 30, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , CTA , reverse auction , GSA , LinkedIn , Mark Amtower , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 12/16/2013, 06:41pm EST
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DoD finalizing major rewrite of acquisition guidance

Reworked guidance is the first update to key Defense Department instruction since 2008. Internal attempt to streamline the system is leading department officials to seek legislative changes to make the military acquisition process less complex.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Frank Kendall , CSIS , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/11/2013, 10:25am EST

27 vendors protest awards under DHS $22B IT services contract

Unsuccessful bidders of one unrestricted portion of the EAGLE II contract are taking their arguments to GAO to try to get a spot on the multiple-award contract. Documents show DHS made no awards to any company whose total bid was more than $500 million.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , GAO , DHS , Ralph White , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , Eagle II , bid protest , Nick Nayak , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 12:18pm EST
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Is the budget deal the final word on contractor compensation?

Tucked away inside the bipartisan budget deal announced with much fanfare this week is a proposal limiting the maximum level contractors can charge the government to pay the salaries of their top executives to nearly half of what it is currently. But it may not be the final word on the issue on the sticky issue of contractor compensation. the budget deal's proposed changes to taxpayer-funded contractor salaries are competing with another piece of bipartisan legislation currently before Congress. The annual Defense Authorization Act seeks to lower the compensation limit but by far less than the budget deal.

Tags: Congress , budget , acquisition , Acquisition policy , contractor compensation cap , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP

Friday - 12/13/2013, 11:03am EST
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