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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

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

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

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.

Tags: Cameron Leuthy , Coalition for Government Procurement Spring Training Conferenc , Federal Drive ,

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

Afzal Bari, Senior Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The U.S. military may be shrinking, but its information technology spending is not. The fact that the nation will field fewer troops, ships and airplanes might be the reason why IT spending is holding steady. In total, DoD plans to spend $30.3 billion on IT in fiscal 2015. Bloomberg Government Senior Analyst Afzal Bari told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp more details on the 2015 outlook.

Tags: Afzal Bari , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:43am EDT

Costliest defense program in history faces further problems, delays

A new Government Accountability report finds that the DoD will have to spend $12 billion annually over the next 22 years on the F-35 program. Rob Levinson, Bloomberg Government senior defense analyst, explains the impact.

Tags: DoD , GAO audit , F-35 , Federal Drive , Rob Levinson ,

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 11:47am EDT
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