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Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , David Van Buren , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , acquisition workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Acquipedia site answers tough procurement queries in 'Reader's Digest' format

The online, collaborative portal, managed by the Defense Acquisition University, features 400 articles on common defense acquisition topics. Each entry provides a definition, a brief narrative and links to policy guidance and other tools.

Tags: DAU , Acquipedia , Jill Garcia , In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , acquisition workforce

Monday - 03/26/2012, 09:21pm EDT
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Army on track to double President's energy-saving contracting goal

Army officials announced the service is on track to more than double a Presidential goal for investments in energy efficiency projects. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd, said the Army would likely invest $800 million in performance-based contracts over the next two years to realize energy savings and efficiencies at its multitude of bases and facilities.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , renewable energy , energy efficiency , Energy , Richard Kidd , Army , technology , Green government

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:19pm EDT

GAO finds competition lacking in some DoD contracts

Michele Mackin, the assistant director for Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis to discuss a recent report by GAO that found competition in some defense contracts lacking. Bill Woods, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, discussed efforts to create a streamlined system for federal contracting data.

Tags: GAO , contracting , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose , Michele Mackin , Bill Woods , FPDS , FedBizOpps , DoD

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 08:11pm EDT
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Coalition for Government Procurement honors Lieberman, Collins

The industry association, the Coalition for Government Procurement, gave Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) its highest award for using common sense in dealing with federal procurement.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , acquisition workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 07:10pm EDT

Integrations and more

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf will talk about where the government-wide contracting market place is headed.
March 20, 2012(Encore presentation April 24, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , Steve Kempf , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , Integrations , Multiple Award Schedule , industrial funding fee , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 10:13pm EDT
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Army tired of waiting for new mobile devices

The Army is in the middle of a major rethink of mobile devices, including how it secures them, how it buys them and ultimately, how it uses them. The push comes amid a mandate to find $1.5 billion in IT savings across the Army.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , mobile computing , Susan Lawrence , Steven Smith , cybersecurity , acquisition , industry , contracting , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Purchasing agreements, GSA schedules, and more

Host Mark Amtower will discuss a wide ranging of contracting issues with Harold Good, director of Purchasing for Frederick County Maryland.
March 19, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , GSA schedules , US Communities , Washington Council of Governments , Baltimore Regional Cooperative , NPI , LinkedIn , Harold Good , purchasing agreements , social media

Monday - 03/19/2012, 11:37pm EDT
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Companies can grow despite flat federal spending

Warren Linscott, vice president at Deltek, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what areas of growth are out there for federal contractors.

Tags: Warren Linscott , Deltek , Federal Drive , contracting , acquisition , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/19/2012, 12:45pm EDT
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Rate of Air Force contracts awarded by competitive procurements declines

n 2007, 75 percent of the Air Force's service contracts were awarded through competitive procurements. By last year, that had fallen to 59 percent.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD Update , acquisition , contracting , procurement , GAO

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:50pm EDT
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