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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is celebrating $2 billion of savings. The concept of "should cost" management was a key component of the first version of DoD's Better Buying Power program when it was first rolled out almost five years ago. But the Air Force's acquisition chief says the concept of "should-cost" has helped his department cut program costs by about $2 billion over the last several years. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , acquisition , Air Force , In Depth , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:39pm EST
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The Asia-Pacific Defense Outlook for 2015

Dr. Jack Midgely, director with Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting in Tokyo, discusses defense priorities and security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.
February 17, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , defense acquisition , defense spending , security vulnerabilities , Asian Pacific , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Contracting Commandment No. 7: Thou shalt avoid hostility

Running into problems with a contract? Choosing diplomacy over hostility is the smart move, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , acquisition , contracting

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 11:41am EST

Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
February 16, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , content marketing , LinkedIn , Carl Dickson , CapturePlanning.com , PropLIBRARY , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:05pm EST
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The world of bid protests

Jason Carey and Luke Meier from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, join host Roger Waldron to discuss the uptick in bid protests and what that means for government and industry.
February 16, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , bid protests , Jason Carey , Luke Meier , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Monday - 02/16/2015, 07:10pm EST
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GSA pitches acquisition reforms to Obama

The White House is interested government procurement. No, not the Office of Management and Budget, which includes the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, but the actual West Wing.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Laura Stanton , OFPP , Anne Rung , Barack Obama , Category management , Professional Services Council , industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:51am EST

OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , White House , 2016 budget request , cross-agency-priority goals , real property , Customer service , Category management , acquisition , Simplified acquisition threshold , Civilian Agency Property Realignment Act , GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:53am EST

Accenture acquires IT contractor Agilex

Accenture Federal Services has agreed to acquire Agilex, a provider of digital solutions for the federal government, according to a press release from Accenture.

Tags: Accenture , Agilex , contracting , acquisition , cloud computing , technology

Monday - 02/09/2015, 07:19am EST

Work: DoD needs funding boost, but fixing readiness will take years

The military services say they've made some progress against the readiness levels they lost when sequestration first struck in 2013. The Pentagon's second- ranking official said Tuesday that momentum needs to be maintained, but DoD's challenges are as much about time as about money.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Readiness , acquisition , Robert Work , AFCEA , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:17am EST

Contracting Commandment No. 6: Thou shalt avoid political intervention

Be very wary of involving a member of Congress in your contracting affairs with an agency, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , acquisition , contracting , Congress , congressional

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 03:29am EST
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