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Navy takes industry feedback to heart in NGEN RFP

The Navy tried to ensure it properly addressed industry concerns as it developed its final solicitation for the $5.4 billion network contract. Some comments involved cost-reduction. Others related to fairness in competition.

Tags: NGEN , NMCI , Stephen Hendricks , contracting , acquisition , technology , Navy , Ruben Gomez , industry

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:37pm EDT

VMware's Aileen Black on virtualization

Aileen Black, vice president of public sector at VMware, an IT virtualization company, joined Industry Chatter to discuss virtualization at federal agencies.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , VMware , Aileen Black , In Depth , Francis Rose , industry , Industry Chatter

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 07:14pm EDT
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OMB begins to clarify industry's role in shared services

Agencies face a series of deadlines starting at the end of May to map out their plan to consolidate commodity IT. Vendors will, many times, be the suppliers of the shared service, said Scott Bernard, OMB's chief architect. OMB wants agencies to use the shared services strategy as a guide and the PortfolioStat sessions as the tool to figure out where opportunities exist.

Tags: technology , OMB , Scott Bernard , Andrew McMahon , shared services , Tim Young , Deloitte , Lines of Business , industry , AFFIRM , PorfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/18/2012, 05:21am EDT
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GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , acquisition , training , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , industry , conferences , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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FedRAMP names organizations to review vendors' cloud cybersecurity

Vendors wanting to provide cloud services to the government must first receive support from these nine organizations that they are meeting the cloud computing security controls.

Tags: technology , industry , cloud computing , FedRAMP , GSA , DHS , DoD , third-party assessment organizations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:22am EDT

House drops DoD request to change definition of commercial products

The Pentagon says the way it buys certain commercial products has been abused for more than a decade. The Defense Department asked Congress to include new rules for buying commercial-of-a-type products, which are commercial in nature, but the military is the only or largest customer by far. Industry was pleased to see the House Armed Services Committee not include the change in the Defense authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , commercial-of-a-type , commercial products , acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/14/2012, 05:22am EDT
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DoD expands cyber info-sharing pilot with defense companies

The Defense Department is expanding its cybersecurity information assurance program to all companies in the defense industrial base. The Pentagon said that will add more protection to information that's on unclassified systems in the industrial base. The expansion follows a year-long pilot run of the assurance program.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , industry , defense industrial base , In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 05/11/2012, 07:09pm EDT

CCSi's Tor Opsahl

Tor Opsahl, the executive vice president at IT contractor CCSi, joined Industry Chatter to discuss his company and how it does business with federal agencies.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , technology , industry , CCSI , Tor Opsahl

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 03:08pm EDT
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Navy releases long-awaited final solicitation for NGEN

The Navy is looking for someone to run the world's second-largest computer network. At least two consortiums of vendors are vying for the $4.5 billion deal.

Tags: NMCI , Navy , Jared Serbu , DoD , technology , contracting , industry , Hewlett-Packard , NGEN

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 10:37pm EDT

OFPP dispels 8 more agency, vendor communications myths

The administration will issued the Mythbusters 2 memo today. The document takes aim at commonly held misconceptions by vendors. It follows the initial Mythbusters memo issued in February 2011 focusing on agency-held fallacies.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , OFPP , Lesley Field , Joanie Newhart , Mythbusters , contracting , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:52am EDT
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