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Marketing tips for your small business

Business development expert and consultant Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how marketing has changed over the years and what that means for your company.
February 2, 2015

Tags: business development , Small business contracting , business marketing , social media , website design , Bob Davis , Capture Management , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

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DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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McCain pushes greater role for military service chiefs to fix acquisition

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee has more work to do before it draws up a broad acquisition reform package. But one element will be a more full-throated role for the uniformed military.

Tags: DoD , Congress , acquisition reform , sequestration , readiness , John McCain , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Joseph Dunford , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:36am EST
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Air Force suspends, begins debarment process of FedBid

The Air Force's decision comes after the Veterans Affairs IG found alleged procurement fraud, intimidation and threats against a federal official. FedBid says it's cooperating with the Air Force and believes it took the necessary steps to fix the problems.

Tags: contracting , FedBid , Air Force , VA , Joe Jordan , suspension and debarment , reverse auctions , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 06:32pm EST

2014: A year in review

Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley with the Coalition for Government Procurement, look back at what happened in government wide contracting in 2014, and what's ahead in the new year.
January 27, 2015

Tags: contracting , GSA , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , government contracting , strategic sourcing , category management , GSA schedules , Dan Tangherlini

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 05:31pm EST
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Cooperative purchasing agreements: How can they benefit you?

Consultant Harold Good and immixGrop co-founder and Senior Vice President Steve Charles give us their take on cooperative purchasing agreements.
January 26, 2015

Tags: Harold Good , Steve Charles , immixGroup , WSCA , NASPO , NIGP , US Communities , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:15pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Innovation and smart risk-taking remain foreign to too many federal acquisition professionals. But with the recent mini-hiring wave of contracting officers and the retirement of others, experts say now is the time to institute what they say is a much-needed culture change. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some believe the White House needs to lead this transformation. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , retirement , hiring

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:23pm EST
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New House Armed Services Committee chair vows DoD reform agenda, starting with acquisition

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says defense acquisition reform is an essential element of his agenda. But the approach will be slow and steady.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Mac Thornberry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:48am EST
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The Asia-Pacific Defense Outlook for 2015

Dr. Jack Midgely, director with Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting in Tokyo, discusses defense priorities and security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.
January 20, 2015

Tags: contracting , DoD , defense spending , defense acquisition , security vulnerabilities , Asian Pacific , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Contracting Commandment #3: Start from the bottom up when dealing with a problem

If you've got a problem or concern when dealing with a government agency on a contract, acquisition expert Tim Sullivan says it's best to start from the ground up to fix the issue. In his latest commentary, he says going over someone's head could hurt your company in the long run.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:00am EST
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