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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying to make a systemic change to how federal agencies complete IT projects. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information from industry last week that could lead to basic changes in how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the RFI and reaction to the approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GSA , technology ,

Monday - 01/12/2015, 11:02am EST
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Mark Amtower: 30 years in the federal market

Guest host Tom Temin interviews Mark Amtower about his 30 year career as a consultant in the government contracting market.
January 12, 2015

Tags: Contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower and Company , government marketing , FOSE , government contracting , marketing , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio

Monday - 01/12/2015, 08:53pm EST
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GSA's agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change' in IT acquisition

The General Services Administration's 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Industry , GSA , 18F , Agile development , Nick Sinai , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , Raj Ananthanpillai , InfoZen , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/09/2015, 06:37pm EST

Acquisition reform

Today's FEDtalk will feature a roundtable discussion of one of this year's hottest topics - acquisition reform.
January 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition reform , workforce , Dan Chenok , IBM Business of Government , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , John McCain , Mac Thornberry , FEDtalk , Long Term Care Partners , OPM , Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Friday - 01/09/2015, 09:03pm EST

NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

Tags: technology , NASA , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , bid protest , supply chain risk management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:24am EST

Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

NASA is still five months away from kicking off its next generation governmentwide acquisition contract known as SEWP 5. But that isn't stopping the space agency from rolling out a series of new initiatives to give customer agencies more data -- and context about their spending -- than ever before. Joanne Woytek, program manager of NASA SEWP, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the status of SEWP V and where NASA is heading next.

Tags: Joanne Woytek , NASA , SEWP 5 , Jason Miller , In Depth

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:49pm EST
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Bid protest numbers indicate things are getting worse. But the numbers also indicate things are getting better. Roger Waldron is the President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He looked at the numbers, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why they can be getting better and worse at the same time.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , In Depth

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Ted Davies. CEO, Altamira Technologies

The first commandment of government contracting is "do your homework", according to contracting expert Tim Sullivan. He says, in part one of a 10-part series, the complex details of every procurement cycle demand preparation and understanding from federal contracting officers if they want to build successful programs. Ted Davies is CEO of Altamira Technologies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained a host of federal business trends that can help your agency's contracting officers prepare for the next big project.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:05pm EST
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Congress and the partisan divide

Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, discusses his new book, and what can be done to end the partisan divide in Congress.
January 6, 2014

Tags: Contracting , Congress , Tom Davis , Deloitte , 2014 election , Martin Frost , Richard Cohen , David Eisenhower , The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis , partisan divide , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 08:25pm EST
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Contracting Commandment #1: Thou shalt do thy homework

Regardless of where a contractor is in the procurement cycle, he or she must prepare in advance for what is about to happen, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This commentary is part of a new 10-part series, 10 Commandments for Government Contractors.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , homework , Contracting , preparation

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:23am EST
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