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Technology and lobbying in 2012

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts examine why Congress failed to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation last year, and the impact that money had on the 2012 election.
January 3, 2012

Tags: technology , acquisition , cybersecurity , Congress , Cyber bills , Allen Scott , Allan Holmes , Peter Brusoe , LinkedIn , Bank of America , lobbying , Lobbyists , Super Pacs , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:00pm EST
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Pentagon Solutions: Longstanding challenges plague federal acquisition personnel

Stan Soloway, the President and CEO of the PSC, and Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of a survey of federal acquisition personnel.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , acquisition , acquisition workforce , Grant Thornton , PSC , Stan Soloway , Phil Kangas

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:07pm EST
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Energy 2012 in Review

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will talk about the top energy issues in 2012, and what's ahead for 2013.
December 27, 2012

Tags: acquisition , energy policy , EPA , Natural Gas , Coal , wind energy , Rob Barnett , Allen Scott , T Boone Pickens , Fortune Magazine , OPEC , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 11:15pm EST
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Navy begins installing common IT architecture for entire fleet

The first Navy ship is undergoing an overhaul to implement the CANES system, one of up to 23 authorized under Pentagon's go-ahead for limited deployment.

Tags: DoD , technology , acquisition , industry , Navy , CANES , Jerry Borroughs , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 01:30pm EST
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Procurement in 2012: A year in review

Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley from the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss the procurement highlights and lowlights in 2012.
December 25, 2012 (Encore presentation January 1, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Carolyn Alston , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , GSA , multiple award contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:44am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 21, 2012

NORAD fills us in on how it's tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. David Berteau of the Center for Strategic and International studies reviews the State Department's rough week. Ed Hardy of Brighthand.com talks about a good move by the maker of BlackBerry. Dr. Jacques Gansler of the University of Maryland discusses the acquisition challenges the government will be facing in the coming years.

Tags: Bill Lewis , NORAD , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , David Berteau , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Ed Hardy , Brighthand , State Department , ICE , Jacques Gansler , acquisition , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/21/2012, 11:16am EST

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
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