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Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Defense acquisition may be squeezed, but a larger percentage of Pentagon dollars are going to foreign contractors. That is according to a new compilation of the numbers by Bloomberg Government. Senior Defense Analyst Rob Levinson joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to go through the numbers from the top 10 foreign contractors.

Tags: Rob Levinson , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 10:14am EDT
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The 2015 DoD budget: What does it look like?

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government takes a closer look at the Pentagon's 2015 budget request, and what's in it for contractors.
June 17, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Department of Defense , DoD budget , Robert Levinson , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 09:34pm EDT
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Cameron Leuthy, Senior Budget Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Homeland Security Department's approach to purchasing has never been great. Acquisition management programs have been on the Government Accountability Office's high risk list for years. But a bill that passed the House this week takes aim at the management of these faulty acquisition programs. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) says the bill forces DHS to improve its management. Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the bill's intended effects.

Tags: Cameron Leuthy , DHS , acquisition , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 09:52am EDT
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Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Veterans Affairs Department now says more than 57,000 veterans have waited at least 90 days for their first medical appointments. An additional 64,000 appear to have never gotten appointments at all. One solution Congress is considering entails giving the VA more money to close the gap. Robert Levinson is a senior defense analyst with Bloomberg Government. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to take a closer look at VA spending.

Tags: Rob Levinson , Veterans Affairs , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 08:47am EDT
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Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The military is putting more resources into covert programs. The Pentagon asks Congress for nearly $54 billion for classified, special access and intelligence programs. That would be an increase of 2.2 percent at a time when most other spending would be flat. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, explained the "secret spending" to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Rob Levinson , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:16am EDT
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Matt Hummer, Senior Transportation Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Congress is trying to be a good citizen this month. By passing the easy bills first, it hopes to get some real work done before arguing about the contentious stuff. That means it's tackling things like the construction budgets for Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department. Matt Hummer, senior transportation analyst with Bloomberg Government, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what's in some of the bills Congress has already passed.

Tags: Matt Hummer , Congress , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 10:34am EDT
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Budget pressures shrink federal contract spending by 11 percent

Following a year of widespread budget uncertainty, federal contract spending fell by 11 percent, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg Government. All told, agency contract spending tumbled from $516.3 billion in fiscal 2012 to $462.1 billion last year, the report found.

Tags: acqusition , contracting , contract spending , sequestration , Evan Croen , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT
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Evan Croen, Bloomberg Government

It's that time of year again, when Bloomberg Government ranks the top 200 federal contractors. Which ones made it through 2013's ups and downs intact? Which ones thrived? Evan Croen, director of government sales research with Bloomberg Government, explained the 2013 contracting environment to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Evan Croen , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , contracting , industry

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:36am EDT
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Trends in Big MACs

Bloomberg Government analyst Brian Friel will talk about last year's largest multiple award contracts and trends in contract usage for big Macs.
April 22, 2014

Tags: acquistion , contracting , Multiple award contracts , GSA schedules , OASIS , Brian Friel , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 06:38pm EDT
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Cameron Leuthy, Senior Budget Analyst, Bloomberg Government

It's one thing to know the government spends a few hundred billion dollars a year on goods and services. It's a lot harder to capitalize on the opportunities. Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst for Bloomberg Government spoke Thursday about which agencies are buying, and what they need. He also spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, which broadcast live from the Coalition for Government Procurement Spring Training Conference. View photos and listen to interviews from our coverage.

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Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:10pm EDT
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