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Proposal to keep repeat labor-law violators off contracts draws opposition

The Obama administration wants keep companies who routinely violate labor laws from being eligible for federal contracts. Contractor representatives are calling the administration's proposal flawed and unfair.

Tags: Workforce , executive order , procurement , contracting , Labor Department , FAR Council , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Associated Builders and Contractors , Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:27pm EDT

Duncan Amos, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Bloomberg Government has compiled a list of the top 200 federal contractors of the last fiscal year and found some surprising trends. First off, it learned the government spent 3.1% less on contracts in fiscal 2014 than in 2013, when it had to deal with sequestration. Duncan Amos is a quantitative analyst at Bloomberg Government. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on the Federal Industry Leaders Study.

Tags: Duncan Amos , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , contracting , Emily Kopp , Federal Industry Leaders Study

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:08am EDT

All things GWAC

Robert Coen, director of the NIH GWAC management office NITTAAC, discusses the just awarded CIO-CS and other GWACs.
May 25, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Robert Coen , NIH , NITAAC , GWACs , CIO-CS , CIO-SP3 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/25/2015, 08:46pm EDT

House to VA employees: Your mess-ups will live forever

Under the Ensuring VA Accountability Act, reprimands and admonishments that VA employees receive for misconduct would remain part of their permanent record for as long as they work for the department.

Tags: Emily Kopp , service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses , Veterans Affairs Department , veterans , accountability , House Veterans Affairs Committee , contracting

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 02:17pm EDT

What can CIO-CS do for you?

Robert Coen, program director of the NIH IT GWAC program, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss how agencies are using the NIH's contract vehicles to meet customer needs.
May 19, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Robert Coen , NIH , GWACs , NITAAC , CIO-SP3 , CIO-SP3 SB , CIO-CS , Cloud computing , IT management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:30pm EDT

Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
May 18, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , content marketing , LinkedIn , Carl Dickson , , PropLIBRARY , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:05pm EDT

Navy: A glutton for RFP punishment

The Department of the Navy plans to release the first of two requests for information this summer for the follow-on to NGEN, which could be worth $3.5 billion over five years.

Tags: Acquisition , Navy , Marine Corps , Industry , AFCEA , NGEN , contracting , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:29am EDT

Category management & acquisition reform

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of contracting issues.
May 12, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Bill Gormley , The Gormley Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Category management , MAS , transactional data reporting rule , change management , acquisition reform , GSA , GWACs , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 05:12pm EDT

SEWP is on!

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about SEWP V.
May 11, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , SEWP , SEWP 5 , Joanne Woytek , NASA , GWAC , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:37pm EDT

Justice gets $9M back from bankrupt vendor, GCE

Global Computer Enterprises agreed to settle allegations under the False Claims Act with the government by paying a fine. GCE filed for bankruptcy in September while also receiving $23 million from GSA and Labor to buy back financial management systems and data.

Tags: Industry , contracting , Justice Department , GCE , Raed Muslimani , False Claims Act , GSA , Labor , EEOC , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:47pm EDT
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