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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , acquisition , industry , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Contracting officers have a lot of authority when it comes to deciding who wins federal contracts, but they don't have unlimited discretion. That's what the contracting officer who awarded a deal to USIS found out. In a sustaining protest, the Government Accountability Office says the contracting officer should have paid more attention to allegations of fraud against the company. In this week's Legal Loop segment, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this case.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Petrillo and Powell , USIS , GAO , contracting , acquisition

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 08:38am EST
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Government Contracting Myth No. 3: The contracting officer really isn't our customer

Contracting expert Tim Sullivan says vendors that want to have good relationships with the agencies they do business with must remember one thing. Nothing happens in government contracting unless the contracting officer says it does.

Tags: acquisition , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , contracting , Ten Myths of Government Contracting

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 03:52am EST

Savings from reverse auctions not being maximized

As the use of reverse auctions continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need more clear cut guidance to realize a maximum amount of savings.

Tags: GAO , OMB , OFPP , reverse auctions , acquisition , contracts , FedBid , Army , DHS , VA , DOI , FAR , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , Tom Carper , small businesses , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:23pm EST

Stimulus Facing Execution Risks

For now, the entire stimulus plan depends upon the ability of a depleted and demoralized federal acquisition force.

Tags: contracting , Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , stimulus , DoE , procurement reform

Monday - 04/06/2009, 12:58pm EDT
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Commission needed to study prosecutorial abuses

"Yet another situation in which the prosecutor selectively focused on evidence that would support his flawed assertions."

Tags: DoJ , Lurita Doan , prosecutorial abuse , Stevens standard , procurement reform , federal prosecutors

Monday - 04/20/2009, 11:42am EDT
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