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FedRAMP cloud policy in final review

GSA's Dave McClure said a flood of documents will come as soon as OMB signs off on the cloud security guidance. McClure said among the documents will be the application for third party companies to become FedRAMP accreditors of cloud products and services.

Tags: technology , Dave McClure , GSA , DoD , DHS , FedRAMP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , industry , OMB , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:45pm EDT

'Backpack-able drones' could soon be deployed to troops on ground

Steven Gitlin, vice president of Aerovironment, which creates the backpackable drone formally known as the Switchblade Agile Munition Systems joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how it works.

Tags: Steven Gitlin , Aerovironment , drones , UAVs , Federal Drive , Army , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , contracting , industry

Friday - 10/28/2011, 11:20am EDT
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DAI's Jean Gilson on working with gov on development

Jean Gilson is the senior vice president for strategy and marketing of DAI.

Tags: Jean Gilson , DAI , Industry Chatter , industry , contracting , In Depth , USAID

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:23pm EDT
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Contractors already feeling budget pinch

Elizabeth Ferrell, a partner at McKenna Long's government contracts practice, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what contractors are already feeling in the wake of the Budget Control Act.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , Elizabeth Ferrell , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 10:17am EDT
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Air Force to consume not pay for the development of biofuels

The Air Force wants to fulfill half of its U.S.-based jet fuel needs with alternative fuels by 2016 and expects to be ready for that target ahead of time. But, with the view that it is a consumer, not a producer of energy, the service says it doesn't intend to play a direct role in helping to develop biofuel technologies.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , alternative energy , green government , Kevin Geiss , Air Force Association , biofuels , industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:44am EDT
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GSA awards 21 vendors a spot on $5B Connections II contract

The IDIQ contract will let agencies order a variety of telecommunications support services.

Tags: industry , contracting , technology , GSA , Connections II , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:44pm EDT

Agencies more aggressive in suspending, debarring contractors

A new report from an interagency committee shows departments have increased the number of contractors suspended or debarred by at least 150 from 2009 to 2010. The Army, DLA, DHS, EPA and OPM have debarred more vendors than other agencies over the past two years.

Tags: acquisition policy , industry , Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee , OMB , suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/21/2011, 03:52pm EDT

Navy works on unmanned, undersea vehicles

Capt. Duane Ashton, the program manager for unmanned systems in the Navy's program executive office for Littoral Combat Ships. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new device and how it furthers Navy's trend toward using more unmanned vessels.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Duane Ashton , DoD , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , General Dynamics , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/21/2011, 09:28am EDT
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Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Tags: technology , IT , ODNI , Intelligence community , CIA , NRO , NGA , NSA , DIA , Jeanne Tisinger , James Clapper , Al Tarasiuk , Jill Singer , Neill Tipton , industry , information sharing , cloud computing , budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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