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Chart: Bid protests 2000-2011

Bid protests of government contracts have been on a steady rise over the past decade.

Tags: bid protests , acquisition , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:35pm EDT

Acquisition process not always seamless

As part of Federal News Radio's week-long multimedia special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, Lee Dougherty a member of General Counsel, P.C.'s Government Contracts Practice discusses the suspension and debarment process.

Tags: Lee Dougherty , General Counsel P.C , acquisition , suspension and debarment , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 06:53pm EDT
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Study ranks which contractors are doing things right

BGov Analyst Brian Friel spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about Bloomberg Government's top 200 government contractors list.

Tags: contracting , acquistion , industry , Bloomberg Government , BGOV , Federal Drive , Brian Friel

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 10:45am EDT
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Suspension and debarments rise amid pressure from Congress

Agencies are making greater use of their ability to declare contractors and individuals ineligible for work by the federal government. Some outside experts suggest the increase may be the result of hasty decisions.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , contracting , industry , suspension and debarment , Air Force , Defense Logistics Agency , Crowell and Moring , Venable , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Angela Styles , Rob Burton , Fred Levy , Normand Lussier , Steven Shaw , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:49am EDT
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Army plans to begin four 'utility-scale' renewable energy projects this year

The four acquisition decisions the service will make in the coming months are the first fruits of a task force the Army created to pursue large-scale solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities on its bases.

Tags: Army , Air Force , renewable energy , John Lushetsky , Kathy Ahsing , Energy initiatives task force , solar energy , industry , Fort Bliss , Fort Irwin , Fort Detrick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:46pm EDT

GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , Steve Kempf , GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Mick Mulvaney , House Small Business Committee , supply schedules , Demand Based Model , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/08/2012, 05:37am EDT
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DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , acquisition , TRICARE , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , Mackenzie Eaglen , Congress , sequestration , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Sizing up the cyber market, Defense M&A targets, and contractor contributions

Federal Technology Analyst Jason Wilson sizes up the defense cyber market. Defense Financial Analyst Sopen Shah looks at potential targets for mergers and acquisitions. Data Analyst Peter Brusoe looks at how federal contractors are donating money this campaign season.

Tags: Sopen Shah , Allen Scott , Peter Brusoe , Jason Wilson , Bloomberg Government , cybersecurity , acquisition , mergers , industry , campaign contributions , Capital Impact

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:39am EDT
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SpaceX signs 1st customer for big new rocket

Space Exploration Technologies says it has signed its first commercial contract for a new rocket that will be more powerful than the one that launched the company's Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last week.

Tags: SpaceX , NASA , International Space Station , Intelsat General Corporation , satellite , industry

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Five innovation projects win governmentwide 'bake-off'

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the goal of the innovation fellows program is not for private sector experts to tell them what to do and do it, but mash-up with government innovators to tackle a long-standing challenge. Each of the five projects has specific milestones in the next six months.

Tags: technology , Todd Park , White House , innovation , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:29am EDT
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