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Newtown Connecticut, risk management and gun lobbying

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut. They will also talk about how President Obama plans to respond to the tragedy, and the impact that response will have on the gun lobby.
December 20, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Newtown shootings , risk management , gun lobby , NRA , President Obama , Allen Scott , Kiersten Todt Coon , Julianna Goldman , Bloomberg Government , Bloomberg TV , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 08:58pm EST
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New FAR rule would permanently require prompt payments to small subs

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council's proposal would implement part of a July 2012 memo from the Office of Management and Budget. The memo directed agencies to take specific steps to ensure accelerated payments to small businesses.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , OMB , FAR Council , industry , small business , prompt payment , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:16pm EST

Federal acquisition leaders distressed over workforce, budget cuts

Latest edition of a biennial survey, sponsored by a contracting industry group, finds acquisition leaders have the same challenges they had a decade ago. But they fear tighter budgets will reverse progress toward improving the government's acquisition workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , acquisition workforce , Professional Services Council , Army Contracting Command , Camille Nichols , Grant Thornton , Stan Soloway , Alan Chvotkin , Phil Kangas , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:19am EST
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GSA expands discounted commodity IT program

The General Services Administration announced Thursday it had awarded 43 blanket-purchase agreements to small businesses to provide discounted commodity IT through the agency's National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP). The NITCP is designed to provide agencies a one-stop shop for the most commonly purchased, low-cost IT products.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Commodity IT , GSA , Mary Davie , FAS , National Information Technology Commodity Program

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:29pm EST

Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Tags: Congress , Senate , acquisition , suspension and debarment , Army , DoD , Claire McCaskill , Jeanne Shaheen , SIGAR , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

Contractors say upsurge in MACs leads to duplication, added costs

The Coalition for Government Procurement has called on senior administration leaders to take more action to combat increasing contract duplication, largely from the spread of multiple-award contracts (MACs). Member companies say they are seeing more duplicated contracts and that has added to their costs, according to a CGP survey.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , OFPP , GSA , industry , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/16/2012, 08:50pm EST

Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Mary Davie , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , AFFIRM , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Fiscal Cliff, Freddie, Fannie & Jobs

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss how the fiscal cliff crisis is impacting businesses. Also, what does the future look like for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?
December 13, 2012

Tags: acquisition , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Freddie Mac , Fannie Mae , Robert Litan , Tony Costello , deficit reduction , spending cuts , Congress , Nela Richardson , loans , Hurricane Sandy , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:53pm EST
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Current trends in the IT market

Paul Lemmo, vice president of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Informations Systems and Global Solutions will discuss cybersecurity, integrated solutions and more.
December 11, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Paul Lemmo , Lockheed Martin , IT management , cybersecurity , IT development , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 11:11pm EST
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GSA further details plans to consolidate back-office functions

The agency issued an RFQ on the MOBIS schedule for assistance in reducing the duplication and increasing efficiency across the CFO, CIO, CPO and Administrative Services offices. The solicitation follows acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini's top-to-bottom review of GSA's administrative functions.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/10/2012, 03:53pm EST
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