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Senate report: Billions of dollars at risk from shaky Pentagon IT programs

A new bipartisan report from the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations called the Air Force's now-canceled Expeditionary Combat Support System "one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement by the DoD in recent memory." But the failure of ECSS may not be an aberration, the report suggested. Other enterprise-resource planning programs in the department are at risk of falling victim to the same fate.

Tags: Senate , DoD , technology , Air Force , John McCain , Jack Moore , Carol Cha ,

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 08:27am EDT

FAS's roles in professional services

Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA's Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors.
July 8, 2014

Tags: contracting , Tiffany Hixson , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , category management , OASIS , OASIS SB , MOBIS , FABS , AIMS , standardized labor categories , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 10:16pm EDT
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The government contractor 'scam?'

In many agencies, federal workers and contractors work side by side. Sometimes they have a great relationship, while in other offices they can't stand each other. Today's guest columnist gives his view of the "scam" in his operation.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Content (marketing) is king!

Joe Pulizzi, founder and executive director of the Content Marketing Institute, will discuss how to use content marketing to generate more business for your company.
July 7, 2014

Tags: contracting , content marketing , Joe Pulizzi , Content Marketing Institute , Small business contracting , social media , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 07/07/2014, 09:06pm EDT
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New ‘hallways' lead to strategic sourcing expansion

Under the Obama administration's strategic sourcing cross-agency priority goal, new commodity managers will oversee "hallways" for information technology, administration and human resources across government. The hope is that the managers and their teams of experts will be able to offer guidance and best practices to agencies when it comes to strategic sourcing.

Tags: strategic sourcing , technology , OMB , GSA , DoD , GAO , SBA , Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , OS3 , Stephanie Wasko , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 05:54pm EDT

New ‘hallways' lead to strategic sourcing expansion

Under the Obama administration's strategic sourcing cross-agency priority goal, new commodity managers will oversee "hallways" for information technology, administration and human resources across government. The hope is that the managers and their teams of experts will be able to offer guidance and best practices to agencies when it comes to strategic sourcing.

Tags: strategic sourcing , technology , OMB , GSA , DoD , GAO , SBA , Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , OS3 , cross-agency goals , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 05:41pm EDT

HHS Buyers Club opens door to innovative approaches to IT projects

The Department of Health and Human Services isn't following in the footsteps of the Oscar winning movie, Dallas Buyers Club. Rather, HHS is trying to help contracting officers recognize agile and iterative approaches to buying and managing technology programs.

Tags: technology , contracting , HHS , Bryan Sivak , DHS , Mike Pozmantier , Mark Naggar , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 08:39am EDT

Beth McGrath & Dave Wennergren

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are trying to pay close attention to defense acquisition reform. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president of technology policy at the Professional Services Council and the Pentagon's former chief information officer. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte Federal Practice and the Defense Department's former deputy chief management officer. They joined on In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss acquisition reform.

Tags: DoD , acquisition reform , Beth McGrath , Dave Wennergren , Deloitte , PSC

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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A deeper look at GSA schedule pricing

Tony Fuller, principal at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of GSA schedule pricing.
July 1, 2014

Tags: contracting , GSA , GSA schedules , modernization , contract compliance , Tony Fuller , Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 09:44pm EDT
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IRS awards $68 million contract for database services

InSysCo received a multi-year contract to help the tax agency move to a data-centric organization.

Tags: IRS , InSysCo , Acentia , contracting , technology , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:28pm EDT
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