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Steve Kelman, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Federal agencies that want cheap web design and app developer contracts face a potentially large roadblock called the the Federal Acquisition Regulation. One reason is a part of the FAR that can limit how numerous (and how cheap) an agency's IT options are. Steve Kelman is professor of public management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He said those requirements are scaring smaller companies away from competing for those types of IT contracts on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Harvard Kennedy School of Government , Steve Kelman ,

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Too many $31 staplers in DoD, NGA turns to open source

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Inside the DoD Reporter , Dick Ginman , GSA , NGIA , GEOINT , James Clapper , SME-PED

Friday - 04/18/2014, 05:25pm EDT

An legal update on government contracts

David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, will give us his thoughts on the Mandatory Disclosure Rule, and other legal issues.
April 8, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Civil False Claims Act , Multiple Award Schedule , mandatory disclosure rule , pay equity , bid protests , David Dowd , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Pentagon goes its own way on GSA schedules; VA still thinks its electronic health record can meet DoD's needs

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: DoD , GSA , contracting , acquisition policy , Federal Supply Schedules , Roger Waldron , Alan Chvotkin , Eric Shinseki , Jonathan Woodson , Veterans Affairs , Wendy Masiello , Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporter

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:59am EDT
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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 , Contracting officers , contracts , FedBid , Army , DHS , VA , DOI , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , Tom Carper , small businesses , Ellen Kortesoja

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

Federal Drive interviews - May 8, 2012

Dr. Sonja Batten, deputy chief for specialty mental health, Veterans Affairs Department, discusses the VA's plans to hire 2,000 mental health professionals and support staff. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) talks about two bills aimed at reducing the number of duplicative government programs.

Tags: Federal Drive , James Lankford , congress , House , Veterans Affairs Department , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , Julian Sanchez , Cato Institute , Sonja Batten

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 09:53am EDT

New FAR rules crack down on contracting abuse

Contracting expert Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joins The Federal Drive with a rundown.

Tags: Joseph Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , contracting , Interagency contracting , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 09:45am EST
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New FAR regulations create unintended consequences

Reporting has dramatically increased, but has the relationship between contractors and contract managers been damaged?

Tags: contracting , OFPP , Rob Burton , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:00pm EDT
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