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OFPP's Rung rolls out 3-pronged acquisition improvement plan

Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government's relationship with its vendors.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , Anne Rung , industry , category management , GSA , DoD , acquisition workforce , digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 06:00am EST
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The 'Internet of Things'...what's in it for feds?

Tiffany Sargent, Internet of Things solutions and systems architect at Intel Corporation, joins this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Tags: Tiffany Sargent , Intel Corporation , Internet of Things , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , industry

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 01:40pm EST

Michael Tinsley, CEO, NeoSystems Corporation

Doing business with the federal government can be lucrative, but no one ever said it was easy. Contractors have always had hoops within hoops to jump through to get and then maintain their federal business. Now a few new challenges are popping up. Michael Tinsley is the CEO of NeoSystems Corporation. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about a few near-term issues for government contractors.

Tags: Michael Tinsley , NeoSystems Corp. , Federal Drive , industry , contracting

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:32am EST
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Contracting myth No. 7: Our proprietary information is safe with the government

There are a myriad of ways that doing business with the federal government differs from the commercial sector, and protection of a company's sensitive business information is one of them, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , Public Contracting Institute , Thompson Coburn , contracting , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , proprietary information , industry , acquisition , FOIA

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 03:34am EST

Aaron Raddock, Manager, Baker Tilly

Some vendors use the phrase "contractors as pinatas" to describe how they feel about the assortment of new rules and regulations coming from the Obama administration. Aaron Raddock, a manager in the government contractor advisory services practice at the consulting firm Baker Tilly, spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium to discuss how vendors can avoid the strike zone.

Tags: Aaron Raddock , Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP , Federal Drive , workforce , industry , Jason Miller , NCMA , regulations , contracting , acquisition

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:10am EST
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Bid protests continue to rise as agencies take corrective action more quickly

The Government Accountability Office released its annual report showing vendors submitted 5 percent more protests in 2014 than in 2013. But the overall sustainment rate dropped significantly for the first time in five years.

Tags: bid protests , acquisition , contracting , GAO , industry , Ralph White , Rob Burton , Venable , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 02:30pm EST

Dump DUNS? Maybe it's starting

The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21. The General Services Administration, which runs FPDS-NG, said the public ATOM feeds will be updated by masking select data elements, specifically company's DUNS number.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , Guy Timberlake , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , American Small Business Council , Federal Procurement Data System , data sharing , GSA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:57am EST

VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for that scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system.

Tags: technology , acquisition , industry , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , patient scheduled system , open source , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:15am EST

SBA proposed size standard change riles small IT resellers

The Small Business Administration received more than 200 comments about a proposed rule to eliminate the exception to how IT value-added resellers are classified as small contractors. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the Small Business Committee, wrote a letter to SBA asking for the rule to be retracted and improved.

Tags: Jason Miller , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , IT , IT value-added resellers , size standards , American Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , Dempsey Fontana , James Fontana , Ken Dodds , SBA , industry , acquisition

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:03am EST
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Government Contracting Myth No. 4: It's better to be a subcontractor because primes are too exposed

Every contract presents risk, but a smart subcontractor realizes this and takes careful and prudent steps to mitigate that risk, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This column is the latest in the series, 10 Myths of Government Contracting.

Tags: Ten Myths of Government Contracting , Tim Sullivan , acquisition , contracting , subcontractors , prime contractors , Thompson Coburn , industry , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 02:50am EST
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