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Federal travel restrictions are costing money and harming security

The restrictions on feds' travel opportunities are having too many unintended consequences, says Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Tags: Allen Federal Business Partners , DoD , travel restrictions , travel , technology , research and development

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:41am EDT

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Selling to the Pentagon may get more difficult this summer. Director of Defense Acquisition Policy Dick Ginman wants contracting officers to consider the fees the Pentagon pays when they buy through another agency's contract. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, writes about how to keep yourself in the running for DoD business. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how Ginman's new memo will affect business.

Tags: Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , Dick Ginman , DoD

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 03:15pm EDT
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Larry Allen, Vice President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The end-of-year rush for business will be here soon, and you may be missing out on a chance to grab more of that business for your company. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, gives In Depth with Francis Rose a crazy tip he's promoting in the Week Ahead newsletter this week.

Tags: Allen Federal Partners , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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DoJ files False Claims Act lawsuit against CA Technologies

The Justice Department alleges CA has violated since 2002 terms of its GSA schedules contract and over-charged the government for IT hardware and software.

Tags: contracting , industry , Justice Department , GSA , CA Technologies , Allen Federal Business Partners , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , False Claims Act , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:38pm EDT

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Air Force will shift Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's five-year plan to reduce headquarters staff into overdrive. The Federal Times reports the branch wants to cut more than 20 percent of its HQ workforce by next summer. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and publisher of the Week Ahead newsletter, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about the Air Force hitting the gas pedal on its workforce reduction goals.

Tags: Air Force , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:47pm EDT
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The General Services Administration is introducing a new category management strategy. Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe says it's similar to private-sector models. That's where products are managed based on a particular category, like how a pharmacy might have a specific business plan for its toothpaste section. The GSA says it will help agencies build a customized approach to different acquisition categories to meet their mission at a lower cost. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, tells In Depth with Francis Rose GSA's new category management strategy might actually be a blast from the past.

Tags: Allen Federal Business Partners , FAS , Tom Sharpe , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:21pm EDT
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

A million dollar fine paid by Computer Sciences Corporation could have probably been avoided. Labor descriptions from CSC didn't match what its employees actually did on a contract with the Army. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, writes about this case in the Week Ahead newsletter and talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about it.

Tags: Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:36pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Sequestration's impact on DoD, security-clearance plan on the way

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, and Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, join Francis Rose to count down the week's top federal stories.

Tags: Jeff Neal , In Depth , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 04/18/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Defense Department may be losing faith in the prices on the Federal Supply Schedule. DoD says its contracting officers can't assume the prices are fair and reasonable, so they need to make an extra effort to make sure they're the best option available. That mindset should sound familiar because it's already part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, whether this is a duplicative rule or not.

Tags: Allen Federal Business Partners , Federal Acquisition Regulation , In Depth , acquisition

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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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 , industry , GSA , FBI , EPA , 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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