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Does your company need a board of advisors?

Stan Krejci of the SK Group discusses whether your company needs a board of advisers, and if so, how you should assemble one.
April 7, 2014

Tags: Acquisition , small business , board of advisors , Stan Krejci , SK Group , management , Contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/07/2014, 07:07pm EDT
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SBA finds fault with GSA's strategic sourcing analysis for office supplies

SBA said GSA's impact analysis failed on two main accounts. SBA said it disagreed on GSA's claim that OS3 is a follow-on contract to OS2 and therefore is not a consolidation of contract requirements subject to the provisions of the Small Business Act. SBA also said GSA's argument that it is "contrary to law" to provide an economic analysis on the consequences of small business on a consolidated contract is wrong.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , strategic sourcing , GAO , SBA , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , Tony Franco , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT

Scam targets GSA schedule holders using spoofed federal email addresses

The FBI, and the EPA and GSA IGs have been investigating spear phishing attacks using real federal employee email addresses and stolen credit card numbers to buy toner cartridges online. GSA said scammers so far have targeted employees of the EPA, Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau, the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health.

Tags: Contracting , GSA , FBI , EPA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Scott Orbach , EZGSA , Rick Vogel , Coast-to-Coast Computer Products , fraud , spear phishing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , cyber framework , workforce , DHS , NIST , information sharing , Phyllis Schneck , John McCain , Ron Johnson , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Carl Eschenbach, Chief Operating Officer, VMware

Every week it seems as if federal chief technology officers and chief information officers gather to discuss the latest trends cloud computing, virtualization, big data, and mobility to name a few. Each has transformed how agencies operate. VMware has been a major supplier of virtualization technology and now it's branching out. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Carl Eschenbach, VMware's chief operating officer, at a recent conference.

Tags: Carl Eschenbach , VMware , cloud computing

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:59pm EDT
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Cyber dashboard award initiates a deeper continuous monitoring push

GSA awarded a $47.3 million contract to Metrica Team Venture to provide software and services under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS expects the dashboard to offer a more insightful view of the cyber health of agency networks starting this fall.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , DHS , GSA , Jeff Eisensmith , Energy Department , Bob Brese , Jim Piche , continuous monitoring , Metrica Team Venture , Contracting , FedInsider , ImmixGroup , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Marilyn Crouther, HP Enterprise Services

Shrinking budgets may not be getting as small as you think.

Tags: Marilyn Crouther , HP Enterprise , In Depth , Industry Chatter

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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Technical, data issues continue to plague vendor performance databases

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tries to get to the bottom of why, after a decade, contracting officers still do not have quality information on how contractors perform. GSA said it has a plan to integrate 10 databases by 2018 through a series of incremental improvements.

Tags: Acquisition , acquisition policy , Technology , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , Claire McCaskill , Rob Burton , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 04:33am EDT

FedRAMP cloud deadline looming amid updates to the program

Agencies must use only cloud services that have been approved under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) by June. OMB will receive more details on agency progress with the latest quarterly update through PortfolioStat. Meanwhile, FedRAMP's security baseline will be revised this summer.

Tags: Technology , GSA , DoD , DHS , DISA , Maria Roat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:21am EST
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Budget pressure breeds uncertainty for defense industrial base

Elana Broitman, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for manufacturing and industrial base Policy, was Francis Rose's guest on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Elana Broitman , DoD , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 05:42pm EST
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