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Kevin Brancato, Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Some fresh, new and big federal contracting opportunities are coming. The biggest will be the $60 billion Alliant Two deal, a government-wide acquisition contract the General Services Administration is cooking up. That's according to Bloomberg Government. B-Gov has published its latest list of the top 20 upcoming vehicles. There are the ones contractors simply must have places on. Bloomberg senior analyst Kevin Brancato joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the list.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Alliant Two , acquisition , contracting

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:52am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services government-wide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the new agreement.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Army , GSA , OASIS , contracting

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:38am EDT
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What happens when the Treasury IG disputes findings of a VA IG report?

The Treasury Department's inspector general reviewed a recent Veterans Affairs IG report and concluded the actions of a former VA acquisitions official "did not violate applicable law."

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Treasury Department , inspector general , Iris Cooper , Maureen Regan , acquisition , contracting , Eric Thorson , Tridec , Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , oversight

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:37pm EDT

All things contracting with Deltek's Kevin Plexico

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Information Solutions at Deltek, discusses FSSI, small business contracting, and more with host Mark Amtower.
March 16, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Small business contracting , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , OASIS , SEWP 5 , FSSI , LPTA , mergers and acquisitions , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/16/2015, 09:54pm EDT
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How many contractors does the government have?

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed that it didn't have any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government's contracted workforce. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says knowing that number might not matter too much to taxpayers in the long run.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , DHS , human capital , contracting , industry , workforce , management , commentary

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:31pm EDT

Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Pre-judging an opponent is a sure path to making a mistake in contract negotiating. That's according to Tim Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn. He's also authored the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the 10th and final commandment: You shall not stereotype your opponent. That's one of the biggest mistakes a contractor can make.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:10am EDT
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Contracting Commandment 10: Thou shalt not stereotype thine opponent

One of the most dangerous things that can happen to us in our business career is to make the mistake of stereotyping our adversary, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This commentary is the final installment of the 10-part series, 10 Commandments for Government Contractors.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , acquisition , contracting , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , commentary

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 01:29pm EDT
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Bobby Smart, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Air Force

Military contractor requirements seem simple enough: Get the right material to the right location on time. Some contractors are better at it than others. It's true that you get what you measure, which is why the military branches have the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). They use it to create an incentive program to spur on suppliers. Bobby Smart, the Air Force's deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition Integration, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the system works.

Tags: Bobby Smart , Air Force , CSPAR , contracting , Federal Drive , DoD

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:06am EDT
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GSA proposed rule raises 'significant concerns' over competition

A system that seeks to drive down pricing through constant comparison of individual transactions leads to a downward or death spiral in pricing that is inconsistent with the dynamics of the commercial marketplace, acquisition expert Roger Waldron says in a new commentary about the proposed rule.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA , transactional data , Federal Supply Schedule , acquisition , commentary , contracting , Price Reduction Clause

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 02:39am EDT

All things procurement with Bill Gormley

Gormley Group President Bill Gormley joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of interagency contracting, strategic sourcing and data collection through contracting.
March 10, 2015

Tags: contracting , acquisition , procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , Acquisition management , data collection , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:10pm EDT
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