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Online courses re-shaping higher education

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how online college courses are afffecting higher education in the U.S.
November 28, 2013

Tags: college tuition , colleges , online college , online learning , University of Maryland University College , online education , Robert Litan , Higher Education , Congress , financial aid , Marie Cini , technology mediated education , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 06:31pm EST
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EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Tags: contracting , Industry , Green government , EPA , GSA , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

The impact of LPTA

Market Connections CEO Lisa Dezzutti and Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Manager's Association will discuss some of the big issues affecting contractors including lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA).
November 25, 2013

Tags: contracting , LPTA , Lisa Dezzutti , Market Connections , NCMA , Michael Fischetti , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/25/2013, 09:10pm EST
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Defense cuts impact our ability to upgrade

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government Senior Defense analyst Dr. Kevin Brancato will examine how budget cuts will impact the Defense Department's ability to upgrade its aircraft.
November 21, 2013

Tags: contracting , budget cuts , DoD , aircraft upgrades , Allen Scott , Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:15pm EST
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Lowest price becoming primary factor in IT, services acquisitions

New data from Govini, a market research firm, finds the number of lowest price, technically acceptable awards doubled from 2009 to 2013. Vendors also are seeing more and more agencies issue solicitations where price is the only or a major evaluation criterion. DoD, civilian agency official acquisition officials say LPTA is one tool in a large toolbox.

Tags: contracting , Stan Soloway , DoD , Frank Kendall , Shay Assad , PV Puvvada , Fritzi Serafin , Unisys , Centurion Research Solutions , Market Connections , Lesley Field , OFPP , Foreground Security , Alison Kidd , lowest price technically acceptable , Jason Miller , A New Era in Technology

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 03:50am EST
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GSA schedules, strategic sourcing, and more

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses a number of contracting issues with host Roger Waldron.
November 19, 2013 (Encore presentation November 26, 2013)

Tags: contracting , GSA , GSA schedules , multiple award contracting , Price Reduction Clause , Most favored customer , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , commercial item contracting , Interagency contracting , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 08:08pm EST
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What's ahead for mid-size contractors?

American Systems President and CEO Bill Hoover, and Brad Antle, CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, will discuss the challenges facing mid-size contractors in the current federal marketplace.
November 18, 2013

Tags: contracting , government contracting , federal budget , LPTA , Bill Hoover , American Systems , Brad Antle , Salient Federal Solutions , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , business development

Monday - 11/18/2013, 04:04pm EST
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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.
November 13, 2013

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

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 07:52pm EST
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DoD brings culture of open architecture to a world of proprietary systems

Defense officials say shifting gears to build new systems with a focus on open architecture is a challenge. Even tougher is grafting open interfaces on systems that were designed to be closed and proprietary.

Tags: DoD , Open Systems Architecture , Katrina McFarland , Charles Davis , Stephen Welby , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 12:12pm EST
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Lawmakers question DHS' awards under the EAGLE II contract

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, wrote a letter to DHS Chief Procurement Officer Nick Nayak earlier this week questioning the agency's entire solicitation process.

Tags: contracting , Industry , DHS , Eagle II , IT services , Mike McCaul , Jeff Duncan , House Homeland Security Committee , STG , Nick Nayak , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:56am EST
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