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How does industry view procurement reforms?

Soloway, whose group represents scores of government contractors, discussed how federal procurement reforms have been viewed on the industry side.

Tags: 2011 GCMC , NCMA , contracting , acquisition , Stan Soloway , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Dan Gordon , OFPP

Monday - 11/14/2011, 11:00am EST
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Contractors and social networks

Web 2.0 guru Steve Lunceford, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how contractors are using, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking tools.
November 14, 2011

Tags: Steve Lunceford , GovTwit , social networking , Twitter , Gov 2.0 , LinkedIn , Gov 2.0 radio , GovLoop , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , acquisition , contracting

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:30pm EST
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Repeal of contractor tax is 'common sense approach'

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for procurement policy at industry group TechAmerica, said the repeal of a 3 percent withholding tax is good news for government contractors.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , technology , contracting , In Depth , acquisition

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:35pm EST
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Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Tags: Jan Frye , VA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , industry , budget

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST
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DoD learns important lesson in developing coalition network

NATO and its members say a network they constructed to tie together the national networks of the various militaries operating in Afghanistan is a success story except for the fact that the network took eight years to get up and running. But U.S. Defense officials said they have a better understanding for future coalition operations for how best to build such a network.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , Army , DISA , information sharing , acquisition , technology , Randall Strong , David Simpson , Andy Bristow , Afghan Mission Network , Future Mission Network , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:03am EST

Air Force adding new IT stovepipes every day, general says

The new leader of the Air Force's major information technology acquisition command said the service still is operating in a mode that lets individual programs design and build their own IT infrastructure.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , cybersecurity , Charles Jones , Charles Davis , Air Force Materiel Command , Jared Serbu , MILCOM , network consolidation , David Van Buren , Donald Hoffman

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:45am EST
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DoD wants cheaper, faster satellite capabilities

The Defense Department needs fast, reliable, resilient satellite networking capabilities across the globe. It's wrestling with how to provide those capabilities in the face of dropping budgets.

Tags: DoD , space , satellites , SATCOM , acquisition , industry , Gil Klinger , Doug Loverro , MILCOM , Jared Serbu , contracting

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:20am EST
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Government contract law

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jason Workmaster, Partner and McKenna, Long, & Aldridge LLP. They will discuss the latest news concerning the MAS program, and the mandatory disclosure rule.
November 8, 2011

Tags: Jason Workmaster , McKenna Long & Aldridge , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , acquisition , contracting , government contracting , MAS contract , False Claims Act , mandatory disclosure rule , procurement

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 06:48pm EST
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Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate , Congress , DoD , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST

Senators call for probe into veteran-owned contracting

Three senators are calling for a Government Accountability Office investigation to ensure federal contracts are actually going to businesses owned by veterans and service-disabled vets.

Tags: Patty Murray , Claire McCaskill , Maria Cantwell , Senate , VA , SBA , veteran-owned business , contracting , acquisition , Small Business Act

Monday - 11/07/2011, 07:32pm EST
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