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Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

The Defense Business Board said the Pentagon can reduce its spending by $125 billion by getting rid of contracts, offering early retirements and modernizing its business operations. The Board is looking specifically at large commercial firms like Lockheed Martin and Pepsi Co. as inspiration for how to modernize DoD's business portfolio. Steve Grundman is M.A. and George Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and former DoD assistant secretary for industrial affairs and installations. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the Pentagon should be wary of following examples from those large firms.

Tags: Steve Grundman , Atlantic Council , DoD , contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 04:15pm EST
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How to unleash the full potential of GSA's Federal Supply Schedules

The full potential of the FSS program remains untapped, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. In a new commentary, he offers two key contracting reforms he believes will bring the program into the 21st century.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , contracting , GSA , Barack Obama , Commentary , FSS , FAS , Common Acquisition Platform , Other Direct Costs , Price Reduction Clause

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 03:24am EST

Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

A good reputation might be a government contractor's most valuable asset. That makes maintaining integrity one of the most important activities. So says Tim Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the eighth commandment: Thou shall maintain thy integrity. It might seem like common sense, but it's impossible to overstate its importance.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , Thompson Coburn , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 09:00am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The reverse auction firm FedBid is back in the federal market. The Air Force has lifted the suspension - and stopped the debarment process it initiated against the company. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why and how FedBid is back in business with the government.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Air Force , FedBid , contracting

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 10:40am EST
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Peter Eyre, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Contractors doing any government work overseas face a big new rule that goes into effect this coming Monday. It's aimed at preventing contractors from engaging in human trafficking. It's a rule with teeth and it covers a lot of ground. Peter Eyre, a partner at the law firm Crowell and Moring's Government Contracts Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the rule and its implications.

Tags: Peter Eyre , Crowell & Moring , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , contracting , human trafficking

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 09:59am EST
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Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt maintain thy contracting integrity

Personal integrity should never be confused with the federal government's insistence that its contractors have codes of conduct. Integrity starts with you, says procurement expert Tim Sullivan.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , acquisition , industry , Integrity

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:00am EST

Deltek, Aronson deal shakes up contractor services market

Aronson buys the Washington Management Group to expand its GSA schedules services offerings.

Tags: industry , contracting , Aronson LLC , Deltek , Washington Management Group , Kevin Plexico , Jeff Capron , Scott Orbach , EZGSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 04:12am EST

All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
February 23, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , GSA , category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/23/2015, 08:54pm EST
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Air Force cancels suspension of FedBid

FedBid and the Air Force came to an agreement to end the reverse auction company's stay from bidding on new contracts. FedBid must implement and maintain a code of business and ethics conduct program and have a third party report on its efforts for a year. Additionally, Ali Saadat, the founder and former CEO of FedBid, resigned on Feb. 5.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , FedBid , Air Force , Joe Jordan , Ali Saadat , Suspension and debarment , VA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 10:26am EST

GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , NIH , NOAA , Mitchell Ross , Chris Fornecker , Chris Cairns , 18F , Alliant 2 , VETS 2 , 8(a) STARS II , Agile development , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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