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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Swinging exit doors at VA, DHS, GSA; Procurement fun at HHS

Executive Editor Jason Miller looks at the news and information you may have missed or that slipped through the cracks at conferences, hearings and the like.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , DHS , VA , GSA , HHS , DoT , cybersecurity , acquisition , technology , contracting , Buyers Club , Stan Lowe , Maria Roat , Charles De Sanno , Jenny Menna , Matt Goodrich , Bobbie Stempfley

Friday - 08/08/2014, 05:52pm EDT

VA forming cadre of specially-trained acquisition workers

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, said his office will launch the acquisition corps and program management framework in the coming months to further professionalize the agency's acquisition workforce. A Federal News Radio survey of chief acquisition officers and other senior acquisition managers says workforce training and retention remain among their biggest priorities and challenges.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , workforce , Ford Heard , Veterans Affairs , training , program management , suspension and debarment , strategic sourcing , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:56am EDT
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The federal budget, GSA schedules, and more

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Federal Information Services at Deltek, will talk about a wide variety of issues, when he joins host Mark Amtower on today's show.
January 9, 2012(Encore presentation February 13, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , federal budget , IT spending , GSA schedules , strategic sourcing initiative , IDIQs , GWACs , NGEN , DHS Eagle , EAGLE , Eagle 2 , First Source , First Source 2 , US Army Eagle , SEWP 4 , Mark Amtower , contracting , procurement , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:46pm EST
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VA to reevaluate T4 protester's bid

The Court of Federal Claims rules in VA's favor on five of six counts. But VA must relook at Standard Communications' bid to see if it meets the solicitation's best value criteria.

Tags: industry , contracting , VA , Standard Communications , bid protest , Jason Miller , Multiple award contract , IT services , Cy Alba , Piliero Mazza , IBM , Med Trends

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:23pm EST

VA picks 15 vendors for $12B IT contract

The agency will buy a broad range of technology services from eight large and seven veteran-owned small businesses under the T4 contract. The deal is a multiple-award IDIQ contract that will last five years.

Tags: technology , contracting , Jason Miller , VA , IT services , multiple award contracting

Friday - 07/01/2011, 06:19pm EDT

Contracting program to help veteran-owned small businesses

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new strategy.

Tags: contracting , Veterans Affairs , Wendy McCutcheon , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 05:27pm EDT
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Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the "glory" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA's fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

Tags: contracting , Ed O'Hare , Soraya Correa , Iris Cooper , Martha Johnson , GSA , DHS , VA , DoD , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Alliant , EAGLE , Ed O

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:50am EDT
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