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Former OFPP officials say government in state of 'paralysis'

Former officials from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy say agencies need to get out of the ditch they have dug for themselves by taking multiple-award contracts the wrong way.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracts , GAO , MAC , best practices , Rob Burton , Venable , Allan Burman , Deidre Lee , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:24pm EDT

EXCLUSIVE: DHS directorate withdraws controversial vendor checklist

The National Protection and Programs Directorate said it would not put a contractor communication guidance in place that would have required agency leaders to answer 15 questions before meeting with companies. Industry experts said the draft guidance would have had a chilling effect on agency-contractor communication.

Tags: industry , acquisition , DHS , Mythbusters , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Industry-agency communication , Scott Amey , POGO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:40am EDT
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Navy simplifies IT proposal template to focus on savings

The Navy's chief information officer released an abbreviated business case analysis template in an effort to encourage IT industry personnel to propose ideas focused on cost savings. The CIO must continue to decrease IT spending by 25 percent over the next four years.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , IT , budget , acquisition , Terry Halvorsen , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Multiple award contracts

Bloomberg Government Federal Business Analyst Brian Friel talks about why multiple award contracts have become so popular and where the government market is headed.
July 24, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Multiple award contracts , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , federal market , GWACs , MAC , enterprise multiple award contracts , procurement , contract vehicles , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:47pm EDT
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All things Web 2.0

Jaime Gracia, Guy Timberlake, and Evan Weisel, join host Mark Amtower to disucss everything you need to know about social media.
July 23, 2012(Encore presentation August 13, 2012)

Tags: Web 2.0 , social media , blogging , webinars , social networks , Facebook , LinkedIn , Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Guy Timberlake , american Small Business Coalition , Evan Weisel , Welz & Weisel , acquisition , contracting , Gov 2.0 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 12:35am EDT
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FAR Council proposes rule for overseas contractors

The FAR Council wants to implement governmentwide requirements to increase the oversight of security personnel abroad.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , FAR Council , overseas contracting , Taeja Smith

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Senators tell DoJ to fix its suspension, debarment databases

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) want regular updates from Justice officials on the steps they are taking to better input and share information on vendors who have committed crimes. The DoJ IG found the agency's internal controls and training were lacking.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Justice Department , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , suspension and debarment , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:12am EDT
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OFPP trying to solve major vendor data inconsistency

The office asked for industry comment on how to get better data into the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System. OFPP asked for input on seven questions.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , OFPP , GSA , DoD , vendor ethics , FAPIIS , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/20/2012, 02:20pm EDT

Impact of health IT spending; sequestration and Capitol Hill

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss the benefits of electronic health records, and legislation that could make its way through Congress before the sequestration deadline.

Tags: BGov , acquisition , sequestration , Suzanne Allard , Loren Duggan , Cameron Leuthy , Suzanne Allard Levingston , Allen Scott , Sopen Shah

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 06:42pm EDT
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Navy sharpens acquisition pencil to find savings

The service is taking a four-pronged approach to improve its procurement process and find savings. A review board looks at all acquisitions to make sure its strategy and contract formation are beneficial. Other agencies, like NASA and DHS, are consolidating more contracts into larger buys.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Navy , DHS , NASA , Mike Smith , Elliott Branch , Joanne Woytek , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , DoD

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:33am EDT
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