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DoD to adopt new source selection procedures

The Defense Department is looking to standardize the procedures its components use in source selection under competitive acquisitions. New DoDwide procedures issued this month will take effect in July.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Federal Acquisition Regulation , Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:19pm EDT
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GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Richard Spires , DHS , OMB , GAO , CACI , GCE , Savantage , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

Army teeing up acquisition reforms

The Defense Department's efficiencies initiative isn't just about internal DoD processes, the Army's acquisition chief said Wednesday. The service wants its vendors to help find ways to reduce costs and take on risk in the process, he said.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Army , Malcolm O'Neill , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , Professional Services Council , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 07:06am EST
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DoD seeks more collaborative S&T research

The Defense Department's top technology research official wants to build better bridges with academia and industry - both to conduct present-day studies, and to train the researchers DoD will need in the future.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , cybersecurity , science and technology , Zachary Lemnios , DARPA , Regina Dugan , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 07:20am EST
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DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DHS , Do William Lynn , privacy , civil liberties , Information Technology Exchange Program , industry , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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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 , industry , 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 , industry , 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 , industry , 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 , industry , 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 , industry , Alaska Native Corporations , Bennie Thompson , Claire McCaskill , John Buckner

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