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Industry group calls on White House, not Congress, to lead acquisition reform efforts

The Professional Services Council is the latest group to weigh in after members of Congress sent out the call for contributions to next year's likely round of acquisition reforms. PSC's reply rests largely on the idea that the executive branch can fix most of the current problems on its own.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Professional Services Council , Acquisition reform , Stan Soloway , Dave Wennergren , Neil Albert , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 05:16am EDT
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GSA cuts 1,000 noncompliant vendors from IT schedule

Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren't meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , technology , industry , GSA , Kay Ely , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , National Contract Management Association , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Air Force's top space official concerned about long-term industrial base support

U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine haven't yet impacted the flow of critical rocket engines to the U.S. space program, but that could change at any time. The military's top space official says another reason to get going on an American-made alternative is to sustain a deteriorating portion of the defense industrial base.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Air Force Space Command , defense industrial base , industry , William Shelton , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 04:01am EDT
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FAR Council's broad reading of counterfeit parts law causes concerns

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council would require all contractors at the prime and sub levels to report counterfeit or suspected counterfeit parts to the government.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , counterfeit parts , industry , acquisition , Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council , Federal Drive , contracting , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:13am EDT
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SBA delays in implementing rule changes costs small contractors millions

Lawmakers and small business contractors are wondering why the Small Business Administration has not implemented the procurement reforms that President Obama signed into law 18 months ago.

Tags: SBA , industry , contracting , set aside contracts , House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting a , small business , Richard Hanna , NDAA , Charlotte Baker , John Shoraka , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

A major war contractor is expecting a $45 million check from the U.S. government. A military appeals board has sided with Kellogg Brown & Root in its quest to get the government to reimburse it for security in Iraq. KBR paid out of its own pocket for private guards to protect convoys carrying supplies to the U.S. military. Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to take a closer look at the five-year battle in this week's Legal Loop.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , DoD , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 07:35am EDT
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Why industry and women need to take more chances

Industry needs to be "more creative and bold" when it comes to helping agencies solve their biggest challenges, says AT&T executive Casey Coleman, the former chief information officer at the General Services Administration.

Tags: Casey Coleman , GSA , Women of Washington , industry , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 01:23pm EDT

DoD needs to be open to global, commercial technology, expert says

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn says the Pentagon needs to adjust its strategy to take advantage of the global and commercial technology markets.

Tags: Bill Lynn , DRS Technologies , Finmeccanica North America , acquistion , technology , globalization , Atlantic Council , DoD , industry , contracting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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GSA, DHS about ready to turn the spigot on for a new set of cyber tools

The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department are putting the final touches on the next set of contracts that will truly kickstart the federal move toward dynamic cybersecurity protections of agency networks and computers. The two agencies will release six task orders under the $6 billion CDM program in the coming year to implement tools and services across more than 40 agencies.

Tags: technology , DHS , GSA , Jim Piche , cybersecurity , industry , contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:08am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD releases missing piece of 2015 budget; defense acquisition 'good enough'

The Defense Department's request for its overseas contingency operations is about $20 billion less than initial estimates. Former Defense officials say realistic goals and managed expectations usually spelled success for weapons systems.

Tags: DoD , OMB , Overseas Contingency Operations , Christopher Lamb , David Vinlet , Air Force , technology , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Dick Ginman , acquisition , industry , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:49am EDT
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