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Q&A with ITS's Kevin Page

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services, will talk about the agency's goals and initiatives.
August 7, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Kevin Page , Office of Integrated Technology Services , GSA , cloud computing , strategic sourcing , GWACs , Alliant , data collection , data management , transactional data , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 12:12am EDT
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Johnson planning bill to change VA small business contracting process

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) believes a VA contracting program that requires service-disabled vets control 100 percent of their company's decision-making to qualify is too onerous. And he wants to ease the requirements.

Tags: Bill Johnson , VA , Scott Denniston , Thomas Leney , contracting , acquisition , oversight , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Lawmakers say VA contracting rule squeezing out vet-owned firms

The rule, aimed at preventing fraud in the VA service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, requires that veterans control 100 percent of company decisions, even if they maintain just partial ownership. VA is taking suggestions for changing its rules.

Tags: Vetearns Affairs , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Congress , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , acquisition , Thomas Leney , Phil Roe , Joe Donnelly , Bill Johnson , oversight , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:35pm EDT
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NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station, as part of the third phase of NASA's efforts to get private space companies to take over for the space shuttle.

Tags: NASA , Charles Bolden , acquisition , contracting , Boeing , SpaceX , Sierra Nevada Corp.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Navy increases NMCI contract ceiling by $2.2B

The total cost for the continuity of service contract could increase to more than $5 billion. The Navy's deadline for bids for the follow-on contract to NMCI are due Aug. 8.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , HP , Navy , DoD , NGEN , Jason Miller , DoD Upda

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:02pm EDT

Cyber acquisitions, the internet tax debate, and the R&D tax credit

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss which cybersecurity companies are being targeted for mergers and acquisitions. Plus, what's next in the internet tax debate and how are companies benefiting from the R&D tax credit.
August 2, 2012

Tags: Bloomberg Government , Allen Scott , Sopen Shah , Afzal Bari , Matthew Caminiti , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , acquisition , cloud computing , data storage , Internet tax , R&D tax credit

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:00pm EDT
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VA not doing enough to verify service-disabled veteran owned firms

GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.

Tags: GAO , GSA , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , Veterans Affairs , VetBiz , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , Taeja Smith

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:11am EDT

Workplace innovation

Chris Hood, managing director of Workplace Innovation at CB Richard Ellis explains how changing your work environment can save money and improve performance.
July 31, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , workplace issues , workplace innovation , innovation , efficiency , Chris Hood , CB Richard Ellis , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 11:58pm EDT
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Multiple roles more help than hindrance, say agency CAOs

The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.

Tags: GAO , Bill Woods , CAO , acquisition , SARA , OFPP , Chief Acquisition Officer , management , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:55pm EDT
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Small contractors could be hit hardest under planned Defense spending cuts

Small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers receive 75 percent of appropriated dollars for defense or military programs. But these small businesses, who lack the lobbying power of top- tier defense contractors, may suffer more from sequestration than big companies.

Tags: Defense , defense spending , defense contractor , defense contracting , budget , acquisition , Iraq , sequestration , Lockheed Martin , Boeing , Mackenzie Eaglen , AEI

Monday - 07/30/2012, 09:19pm EDT
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