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Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Tags: Congress , Senate , acquisition , suspension and debarment , Army , DoD , Claire McCaskill , Jeanne Shaheen , SIGAR , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

Contractors say upsurge in MACs leads to duplication, added costs

The Coalition for Government Procurement has called on senior administration leaders to take more action to combat increasing contract duplication, largely from the spread of multiple-award contracts (MACs). Member companies say they are seeing more duplicated contracts and that has added to their costs, according to a CGP survey.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , OFPP , GSA , industry , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/16/2012, 08:50pm EST

Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Mary Davie , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , AFFIRM , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Fiscal Cliff, Freddie, Fannie & Jobs

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss how the fiscal cliff crisis is impacting businesses. Also, what does the future look like for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?
December 13, 2012

Tags: acquisition , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Freddie Mac , Fannie Mae , Robert Litan , Tony Costello , deficit reduction , spending cuts , Congress , Nela Richardson , loans , Hurricane Sandy , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:53pm EST
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Current trends in the IT market

Paul Lemmo, vice president of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Informations Systems and Global Solutions will discuss cybersecurity, integrated solutions and more.
December 11, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Paul Lemmo , Lockheed Martin , IT management , cybersecurity , IT development , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 11:11pm EST
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GSA further details plans to consolidate back-office functions

The agency issued an RFQ on the MOBIS schedule for assistance in reducing the duplication and increasing efficiency across the CFO, CIO, CPO and Administrative Services offices. The solicitation follows acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini's top-to-bottom review of GSA's administrative functions.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/10/2012, 03:53pm EST
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OMB increasing the tempo of strategic sourcing

A new memo from acting OMB Director Jeff Zients to agency leaders codifies an interagency council to oversee the promotion and implementation of bulk buying. Each agency also must name a senior official to oversee their efforts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Zients , OMB , OFPP , strategic sourcing , small business , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 01:34pm EST

Fiscal Cliff and FERC Order 1000, Monopoly Killer?

On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts discuss the fiscal cliff and its impact, and how a new court ruling will affect traditional utilites and power companies.
December 6, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , sequestration , fiscal cliff , FERC , FERC order 1000 , Allen Scott , Robert Litan , Tony Costello , Rich Heidorn , utilities , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 06:17pm EST
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Likeonomics and marketing trends for 2013

Best selling author Rohit Bhargava, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about his book Likeonomics, and the top marketing trends for next year.
December 3, 2012(Encore presentation December 24, 2012 and December 31, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Rohit Bhargava , Likeonomics , social media trends , social media , Amtower Off Center , Mark Amtower

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 12:30am EST
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Compliance and the Civil False Claims Act

Jack Horan, partner at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, talks about compliance issues in the Multiple Award Schedule program.
November 6, 2012(Encore presentation December 4, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Jack Horan , McKenna Long & Aldridge , Civil False Claims Act , GSA , Multiple awards schedule , compliance , Price Reduction Act , Commerical Sales Practices , trade agreement act , labor qualification requirements

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 06:53pm EST
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