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Campaign issue comparison & campaign finance

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss the presidential candidate's positions on defense spending and their energy policies. Also, who is contributing to the campaigns?
November 1, 2011

Tags: acquisition , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Allen Scott , federal budget , President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , defense spending , Robert Levinson , Cameron Leuthy , Rob Barnett , energy policy , Peter Brusoe , Melissa Avstreih , campaign contributions

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 06:09pm EDT
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Agencies must better define roles of acquisition leaders

OFPP gives agencies until Jan. 15 to update the responsibilities of their chief acquisition officer and senior procurement executive.

Tags: acquisition , management , OFPP , Joe Jordan , CAO Council , senior procurement executive , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/29/2012, 01:12pm EDT

GSA sending resources, expertise to rescue SAM

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini shifted responsibility for the troubled System for Award Management to the CIO's office and the Federal Acquisition Service and out of the Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA is reconsidering all of its options, including possibly recompeting the contract for SAM. OASIS, Networks 2020 and changes to the schedules program also are making progress.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , GSA , Mary Davie , Jeff Koses , System for Award Management , Coalition for Government Procurement , Networks 2020 , strategic sourcing , IBM , pricing variability , OASIS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 07:15am EDT
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Army looks 30 years into future on acquisition, modernization

The service's new acquisition strategy tries to imagine the Army's needs over the next three decades as the focus shifts away from large counterinsurgency and stability operations.

Tags: DoD , Army , Rapid acquisition , acquisition , industry , Heidi Shyu , Keith Walker , James Barclay

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 11:58am EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: CSIS points to latest defense contracting trends

Guy Ben-Ari, the deputy director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS, and Greg Sanders, a senior fellow with the group, joined Pentagon Solutions to discuss the latest DoD contracting trends identified in the group's annual report.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , CSIS , Pentagon Solutions , David Berteau , Guy Ben-Ari , contracting , DoD , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 04:59pm EDT
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Army to take first integrated set of IT to the battlefield

Two brigades of the Army's 10th Mountain Division are training on a ready-to-go set of networking capabilities as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan. The IT comes out of the Network Integration Evaluation process.

Tags: DoD , Army , Network Integration Evaluation , agile development , Dan Hughes , Genaro Dellarocco , Jennifer Zbozny , Mark Elliott , Jared Serbu , AUSA confrence , technology , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 05:55am EDT
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Multiple award contracts, blanket purchase agreements and Verizon

David Dowd, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses three significant bid protests involving blanket purchase agreements.

Tags: Off the Shelf , David Dowd , Verizon , blanket purchase agreements , Multiple Award Schedule , acquisition , contracting

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 08:19pm EDT
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DHS details services, tools needed to better defend federal networks

The draft solicitation asks for 15 toolsets and 11 service areas to help agencies implement continuous monitoring as-a-service and to buy sensors. DHS has asked vendors on GSA Schedule 70 to comment on the requirements.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , GSA schedule , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/22/2012, 05:38pm EDT

Unions, watchdog groups renew call for capping 'exorbitant' contractor salaries

A collection of federal unions and watchdogs groups wrote to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee urging support for a law capping taxpayer-funded contracting compensation costs at $230, 700 the maximum salary earned by the highest-paid federal employees.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , contractor pay cap , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , AFGE , NTEU , POGO , Carl Levin , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 06:05pm EDT

The Cybersecurity debate

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will talk about cybersecurity and risk managment.
October 18, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Act of 2012 , Afzal Bari , Jason Wilson , Kiersten Todt Coon , Liberty Group Ventures LLC , risk management , cyber attacks , Allen Scott

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 08:21pm EDT
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