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DoD wants vendor input on unnecessary costs

The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."

Tags: DoD , Contracting , Ashton Carter , efficiency initiative , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:55pm EST

JFCOM contractors await closure details

Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , Contracting , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Kaufman and Canoles , Federal Capture Consulting , Terry Murphy , Butch Bondoc , Scott Rigell , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 07:53am EST
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Bill would protect minority, women-owned firms

Sen. Casey proposes legislation that would prevent prime contractors from abusing subcontractors in the acquisitions process.

Tags: Contracting , Bob Casey , minority-owned firms , women-owned businesses , SBA , John Buckner

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:27pm EST

Encore: All things partnering and teaming

Host Mark Amtower talks to Scott Lewis, CEO of PS Partnerships, about finding and making new partnerships.
February 14, 2011 (This is an encore presentation)

Tags: Scott Lewis , PS Partnerships , Contracting , partnering , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 11:36am EST
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SBA increases transparency requirements

Rep. Thompson and Sen. McCaskill have recently proposed companion bills to make changes to the contracting program.

Tags: SBA , 8(a) , Contracting , Alaska Native Corporations , Bennie Thompson , Claire McCaskill , John Buckner

Friday - 02/11/2011, 07:18pm EST

Changing landscape in government contracting

Host Mark Amtower talks with Nick Wakeman, editor-in-chief of Washington Technology, about the goings on of the top 100 contractors in the federal space.
February 7, 2011

Tags: Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , top 100 contractors , CGI

Monday - 02/07/2011, 04:17pm EST
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What is the government’s role in cloud computing?

The Commerce Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are trying to figure out what the federal government’s role in cloud computing should be. The agencies are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday with industry leaders and experts from academia to discuss this as well as other national needs. A media advisory from the [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Commerce , national standards , NIST , cloud computing , Commerce , national standards , NIST

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 05:47pm EST

How real-time marketing can help your business

Web 2.0 guru David Meerman Scott joins host Mark Amtower for a discussion on leveraging real-time marketing to your company's advantage.
January 17, 2011 (Encore Presentation)

Tags: David Meerman Scott , marketing , PR , Web 2.0 , Technology , Contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 01:00pm EST
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CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: Contracting , Technology , pay and benefits , DHS , CBP , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST
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