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Oracle to pay $1.9B for Taleo, extends SAP rivalry

Oracle Corp. is escalating its rivalry with German business-software maker SAP AG with a $1.9 billion purchase of Taleo Corp., a company that helps businesses hire and manage their employees.

Tags: Oracle , Taleo , SAP , industry , acquisition , technology , cloud computing

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 04:08pm EST

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on virtualization and the subscription model

Gunnar Hellekson, the chief technolgoy strategist for Red Hat's U.S. public sector group, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss virtualization and the subscription model for agency IT.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Industry Chatter , technology , IT , cloud computing , Gunnar Hellekson , Red Hat , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:40pm EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

DoD testing plant DNA to fight counterfeit parts

The Defense Logistics Agency has completed a pilot program with industry on using botanical molecules in the supply authentication process.

Tags: Janice Meraglia , Applied DNA Sciences , Chris Metz , DLA , DoD , acquisition , contracting , counterfeits , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 11:48am EST
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House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Tags: SBA , contracting , acquisition , Joe Walsh , Gerry Connolly , Jaime Herrera Beutler , Kurt Schrader , Bobby Schilling , Judy Chu , Sam Graves , Mick Mulvaney , House Small Business Committee , Transparency

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Tags: House , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , industry , acquisition , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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Air Force suspends Booz Allen's San Antonio office

The Air Force has suspended Booz Allen Hamilton's San Antonio, Texas, office and recommended it for debarment, according to information posted on the Excluded Parties List System.

Tags: Booz Allen Hamilton , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , suspension and debarment , Excluded Parties List System

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 08:39pm EST

Does cloud contracting have a FUD problem?

Steve Kelman the professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how federal managers can ally their anxieties about cloud computing procurement.

Tags: cloud computing , technology , contracting , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose , Steve Kelman

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:11pm EST
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An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
February 7, 2012(Encore presentation February 14, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Federal Procurement , Steve Schooner , warfighter , contractor workforce , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , Small business contracting , Better Buying Power initiative , OMB , GW Law School , George Washington University , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:46pm EST
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Air Force acquisition chief Van Buren to retire

David Van Buren announced Friday he is leaving his position as the service acquisition chief after almost three years. He will return to the private sector.

Tags: acquisition , people , David Van Buren , Air Force , acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:23pm EST
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