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Contracting conundrum: Why do agencies create their own?

Why would an agency create its own multiple award contract rather then going with another contract vehicle -- like one from GSA? Former chief procurement officer Greg Rothwell explains.

Tags: management , contracting , GWAC , MAC , Greg Rothwell , Evermay Consulting Group , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 05:19pm EDT
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TSA head remains lost in transition

Hoping to make the third nomination the charm, the White House has tapped FBI Deputy Director John Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration. Former nominee Erroll Southers tells us what's at stake.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , TSA , John Pistole , FBI , Erroll Southers , transition , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 10:55am EDT
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DoD to host a performance symposium open to all

500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you're invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department's Lean Six Sigma Program Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , performance management , J. D. Sicilia , DoD , Lean Six Sigma , OMB , VA , HUD , DoE , NRC , FAA , Jeffery Zients , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Crime Friendly ISP Offline

P2P networks a treasure trove of leaked health care data, study finds; DHS contracts immixGroup to support C3

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , contracting , Zeus botnet , eHealth , immixGroup , ICE , Cyber Crimes Center , C3

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 08:30am EDT

Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the "glory" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA's fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

Tags: contracting , Ed O'Hare , Soraya Correa , Iris Cooper , Martha Johnson , GSA , VA , DoD , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Alliant , T4 , EAGLE , Ed O

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:50am EDT
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DHS Info Sharing

Many say for the government to secure their own networks, it must work more closely with the private sector.

The Homeland Security Department, and other agencies, are now testing out just how that approach might work. That Department is in the middle of several pilot programs to improve how the government and industry share information related to cyber threats.

One goal is to make the sharing of classified information easier, such as an expansion of the post-9/11 Network Fusion Centers used in every state.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity , Scott Carr

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:08pm EDT

DHS' winning ways in procurement

Director of the Office of Procurement Operations at the Homeland Security Department, Soraya Correa has 28 years of experience in procurement, federal assistance, and acquisitions management... and now, an Acquisition Excellence Award!

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , acquisition , Soraya Correa

Friday - 05/14/2010, 09:31am EDT
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DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently

The agency is working with different industry sectors to improve how and the kinds of IT security information that flows in both directions. DHS has a pilot with DoD and financial services companies to exchange threat and malicious activity from their networks. DHS also has installed Einstein 2 software on 12 agency networks to improve how they recognize risks.

Tags: technology , Greg Shaffer , Anna Eshoo , John Denning , DoD , GAO , Computer and Communications Industry Association , Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysi , cybersecurity , Einstein , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:58am EDT
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DHS pilot programs look at cyber info sharing

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:47pm EDT
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Former DHS official warns about complacency

The system worked, says Rich Cooper, but resting on laurels is worst possible action.

Tags: In Depth , management , technology , homeland security , Faisal Shahzad , Rich Cooper

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 07:05pm EDT
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