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GSA names new lead of Integrations GWAC

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf is bringing in Jim Ghiloni to run the new professional services contract.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Steve Kempf , John Johnson , Deep Water Point , Integrations , GWAC , Charlie Self , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/16/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Osborne is new TechAmerica president

Shawn Osborne previously servied as president, CEO and director of Ulticom Inc., according to a TechAmerica release.

Tags: technology , Shawn Osborne , Peter Boni , Telecommunications Industry Association , people , Industry

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 02:36pm EDT

FedRAMP eases vendors' path to offer secure cloud services

Under the new concept of operations, the interagency board now is letting vendors submit their cloud services for approval without first having to have a contract. The document details three major areas of how the FedRAMP process will work. The program management office will release two other major documents in the coming months to further detail the cloud security process.

Tags: technology , FedRAMP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Kathy Conrad , Matt Goodrich , GSA , third-party assessments , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:15am EST
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Federal News Countdown: DoD cyber spending, contractor pay

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for national security and procurement policy at TechAmerica, and Frank Reeder, the founder of The Reeder Group, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , In Depth , Francis Rose , Management , Frank Reeder , The Reeder Group , Trey Hodgkins ,

Friday - 02/03/2012, 04:30pm EST
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2 big changes for defense contractors in 2012 authorization bill

Two provisions in the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill directly impact defense contractors. One applies a contractor pay cap to all contract employees, and the other puts more responsibility on contractors to stop counterfeit electronic parts.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , Contracting , DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 12:38pm EST
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Analysis: Contractor pay cap will hurt recruitment

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for procurement policy at TechAmerica, told The Federal Drive about potential pitfalls in the legislation to cap tax-funded contractor pay to $400,000.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , Contracting , pay and benefits , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/12/2011, 10:30am EST
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What does finalized FedRAMP plan mean for industry?

Jennifer Kerber, the vice president of homeland security at TechAmerica, an industry group representing technology contractors, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the finalized FedRAMP and what it means for industry.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cloud computing , cybersecurity , technology , Steven VanRoekel , Industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:11pm EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: Labor , workforce , hiring , disabilities , Patricia Shiu , Trey Hodgkins , Industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Repeal of contractor tax is 'common sense approach'

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for procurement policy at industry group TechAmerica, said the repeal of a 3 percent withholding tax is good news for government contractors.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , technology , Contracting , In Depth , acquisition

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:35pm EST
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