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The new direction of GSA schedules

On this week's Amtower Off-Center radio show, host Mark Amtower interviews Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, on the future of GSA schedules.
February 10, 2014 (Encore presentation February 17, 2014)

Tags: Larry Allen , Mark Amtower , GSA , GSA schedules , acquisition , industry , Tom Sharpe

Monday - 02/10/2014, 10:39am EST
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ICE to restart a key element of $800 million, multiyear IT program

Agency officials said Thursday that they will switch from a custom-built to a commercial-off-the-shelf approach to modernize TECS, a mainframe system that has been operating for more than a quarter of a century. ICE spent more than $60 million before deciding to change directions after realizing the custom-built approach wouldn't work.

Tags: DHS , CBP , ICE , TECS , GAO , technology , acquisition , David Powner , Charles Armstrong , Thomas Michelli , House Homeland Security Committee , agile development , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:04am EST
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One big pothole

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts and guests participate in a panel discussion of America's deteriorating infrastructure.
February 6, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , infrastructure , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Ray Lahood , Ed Rendell , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Building Americas Future

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 06:30pm EST
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The keys to successful IT managment

Van Hitch, senior advisor for Deloitte's Federal Practice, and former Justice Department CIO, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how cloud computing, mobile technology, and other IT advances can help your agency become more efficient.
February 4, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , IT reform , acquisition reform , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , Department of Justice , IT management , cloud computing , software as a service , mobile computing , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:26pm EST
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Emerging technologies alter the way agencies, industry do business

The federal market is in flux. New companies are popping up, and established contractors, big and small, are altering the way they do business to take advantage of emerging technologies and the way that technology is delivered. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, A New Era in Technology, we examine the sea change that will force federal agencies and contractors to think differently as they learn how to master these new technologies together.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , IT acquisition , technology , Govini , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Jeff Rubenstein , SmartProcure , ArchiveSocial , Mark Weber , NetApp , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , industry , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 01:00pm EST

DISA's commercial cloud strategy remains a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won't be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , DISA , Tony Montemarano , Dave Mihelcic , Martin Gross , AFCEA , acquisition , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:30am EST
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Feds won't renew HealthCare.gov contractor CGI

The Obama administration and lead website contractor CGI Federal said Friday they had mutually agreed to part ways on HealthCare.gov. CGI's current contract will not be renewed after February. Instead, the administration intends to hire Accenture, a major technology consulting company, to run the federal website serving 36 states.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , CGI Federal , Accenture , Health and Human Services

Saturday - 01/11/2014, 05:40am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Acquisition, IT trends; Is cybersecurity awareness month still necessary?

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , technology , acquisition , industry , GSA , DoD , TechAmerica Foundation , Eugene Spafford , Frank Tiller

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:37pm EDT

House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Tags: acquisition , technology , cybersecurity , GSA , DoD , Trey Hodgkins , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Jonathan Cedarbaum , WilmerHale , executive order , NIST , Jason Miller , Emile Monette

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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