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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Washington, D.C. is a great place to look for business deals with federal agencies. But it's not the only place. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and publisher of the Week Ahead newsletter, has a top-three list for increasing federal business opportunities. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he says the first is to think outside of the capital city.

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Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:51pm EDT
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GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , acquisition , Industry , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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IT acquisition challenges in the federal government.

Van Hitch, senior advisor with Deloitte's Federal Consulting Practice, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the IT acquisition challenges facing federal managers.
April 7, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , IT acquisition , CIO , FITARA , cybersecurity , Cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 07:06pm EDT
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Second protest further delays DHS cyber program

HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , Industry , HP Enterprise Services , Knowledge Consulting Group , DHS , GSA , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:07pm EDT

Sens. McCaskill, Booker appeal for access to innovative IT

Two senators wrote a letter to the Rules and Administration Committee highlighting several changes to policy needed to promote access and use of modern technology such as cloud computing.

Tags: Technology , Congress , Corey Booker , Claire McCaskill , Senate Rules and Administration Committee , Cloud computing , social media , Industry , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/06/2015, 04:00pm EDT

NASA awards SEWP V contracts to small businesses

NASA has awarded contracts to 118 small, disadvantaged companies under its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V) contract, a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services.

Tags: NASA , SEWP 5 , acquisition , Jory Heckman

Friday - 04/03/2015, 10:45am EDT

VA to relinquish control of Denver hospital construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take over construction management at the new Denver veterans hospital amid an internal investigation into how the project ran $1 billion over budget, the Veterans Affairs Department said Thursday.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Denver , hospital

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 08:13pm EDT

Barbara Kinosky, President, Centre Law and Consulting

The General Services Administration is proposing a new rule to require vendors to give them contract transaction. Some contractors don't like the idea, because they claim to already provide that information in other ways. Barbara Kinosky is president of Centre Law and Consulting, and on the Board of Directors for the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared more on the reaction from the contracting community to the proposed rule.

Tags: Barbara Kinosky , Centre Law and Consulting , Professional Services Council , Industry , In Depth

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Federal contractors are taking a magnifying glass to the fine print in their contracts with the government. Or they should be. The General Services Administration has proposed a set of rules known as class deviation. In a nutshell, it wants all contracts expunged of boilerplate clauses that run against the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Joe Petrillo is a partner at the law firm Petrillo and Powell. In this morning's Legal Loop, he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain more about what GSA hopes to do.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 09:22am EDT
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Change management across the Federal Acquisition Service

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, joins host Roger Waldron, to discuss the impacts of category management, and the future of the Common Acquisition Platform.
March 31, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Kevin Youel Page , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management , change management , GSA , Multiple Award Schedule , Common Acquisition Platform , modernization , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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