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Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Tags: acquistion , contracting , industry , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Phil Kangas , Grant Thornton , LPTA , innovation , workforce , training ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Cybersecurity for the intelligence community has become what terrorism was in the early 2000s an all encompassing priority. It's such a big priority that Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, is making cybersecurity transformation the hallmark of his tenure. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how Undersecretary Vickers is trying to take on the cybersecurity challenge.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:16pm EST
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FedBid splits into two, names Jordan CEO of new public sector company

The reverse auction vendor says its decision to split up its federal and commercial businesses has nothing to do with the critical Veterans Affairs inspector general report from September. Joe Jordan said FedBid has taken several steps to ensure any problems highlighted by the IG are resolved.

Tags: exclusive , industry , people , Joe Jordan , Ali Saadat , FedBid , contracting , reverse auctions , Veterans Affairs ,

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 07:00am EST

DoD intel chief Vickers gives cyber premier priority status

Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, said cybersecurity and terrorism are his top two short- and long-term concerns. He said protecting space-based systems is becoming more important than ever. Vickers also wants to continue to transform the military intelligence community to meet ever-changing threats.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Vickers , DoD , ODNI , insider threat , continuous evaluation , workforce , Atlantic Council ,

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:22am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night carried few hints about changes to federal management. But two major areas will have a direct impact on federal employees. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose what's in it for you.

Tags: In Depth , SOTU , cybersecurity , Health IT

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 02:53pm EST
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Beyond cyber, feds need to read between SOTU lines

President Barack Obama focused little on improving government management in his annual speech to Congress. Obama called on Congress to pass cyber legislation and said the administration will release a new report on surveillance and privacy safeguards.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , cybersecurity , infrastructure , trade promotion , Intelligence community , Congress , State of the Union ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:42am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Last night's State of the Union speech was not about you, the federal employee. You'll have to read between the lines to see where you fit in. President Barack Obama didn't follow the form many of his previous speeches where he called for major changes to federal management. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis of what federal employees can take away from last night's shindig.

Tags: State of the Union , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 10:53am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Reverse auction company FedBid is making some changes at the top. The company will split into federal and commercial entities. Joe Jordon will continue as leader of the federal portion. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what the new FedBid will look like.

Tags: In Depth , FedBid , Joe Jordan , industry , reverse auctions

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:26pm EST
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A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Tags: technology , industry , contracting , telecommunications , GSA , Bill Lewis , Networx , NS2020 , CenturyLink , AT&T , Jeff Mohan , Lisa Crawford Bruch , USDA , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB sets deadline to set up digital services teams, FITARA implementation process begins

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, OMB makes a significant policy decision, agencies are starting to figure out FITARA implementation and USDA makes steps toward Network Services 2020 move.

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Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST
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