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What's ahead in FY 2015?

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about what contractors should expect in Fiscal Year 2015.
September 22, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , FY 2015 budget , continuing resolution , GSA schedules , FSSI , LPTA , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/22/2014, 08:32pm EDT
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Pentagon's new version of Better Buying Power focuses on ‘technical excellence'

The latest blueprint to improve DoD's acquisition process will try to help the military achieve game-changing end products and spend less time on the business end of the acquisition system. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the strategy remains in draft form while DoD gathers feedback from a variety of experts.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , industry , Better Buying Power , Frank Kendall , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:19am EDT
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10 questions on GSA's hallways initiative

Mike Sade, a former federal acquisition executive, said the consolidation of schedule contracts makes sense, but there are several unanswered questions GSA needs to address.

Tags: Mike Sade , commentary , GSA , hallways , acquisition , contracting , industry , Sade Associates , category management initiative , schedule consolidation

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:02am EDT

Army Contracting Command running through the doors that cloud opens

Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer of the Army Contracting Command, said the move to a zero-client setup for its desktop computers and the development of lighter weight apps to be used anywhere in the world is a direct result of having a mature cloud infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , cloud computing , mobile computing , Gino Magnifico , Army Contracting Command , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , zero client

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:34pm EDT
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OPM plans to terminate contracts with USIS

An Office of Personnel Management official said Tuesday that agency officials decided not to renew USIS' background investigations and support contracts.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , USIS , security clearance , contracting

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 07:05am EDT

Cybersecurity and CDM

Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President Brad Medairy, will discuss how Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) can help your agency meet its cybersecurity challenges.
September 9, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Brad Medairy , Booz Allen Hamilton , cybersecurity , Continous Diagnostics and Mitigation , cyber threats , asset management , vulnerability management , predictive intelligence , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 08:46pm EDT
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The end of FY 2014, SES reform, and more

Tom Temin, anchor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss a wide range issues including the end of the fiscal year, and a possible SES exodus.
September 9, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio , continuing resolution , SES , presidential appointees , budget 2014 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/08/2014, 08:16pm EDT
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DoD targets service contracts, small procurements to boost competition rate

The Pentagon issued a handful of directives in August designed to reverse the trend in its contract competition rate, which has slipped from 64 percent in 2008 to 56.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014. A preliminary analysis shows most of the opportunity for improvement is in service contracting.

Tags: DoD , contracting , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Dick Ginman , service contracting , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:46am EDT

DHA plans ‘gates' to qualify vendors for $20 bil IDIQ contract

The Defense Health Agency is conducting market research in advance of a planned RFP for a 10-year, $20 billion IT services and support contract. It's possible that vendors will be added to the contract without a formal source selection process.

Tags: DoD , Defense Health Agency , acquisition , contracting , strategic sourcing , Scott Svabek , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:36am EDT
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Social media & security clearance professionals

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com will discuss how cleared professionals should be dealing with social media.
September 5, 2014

Tags: workforce , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , security clearances , federal hiring , contracting , social media , LinkedIn , Instagram , Facebook , Amazon , HP , Dell , Google , Microsoft , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 09/05/2014, 09:23pm EDT
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