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NASA announces winners of SEWP V contract

NASA has released the awardees of the multi-billion dollar SEWP V contract for two of the four procurement groups.

Tags: SEWP 5 , SEWP 4 , contracting , NASA , Joanne Woytek , contract awardees

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 04:20pm EDT

Navy seeks data analytics to help overhaul personnel practices

The Department of the Navy plans to use one of the three projects in its Innovation Cell to create data analytics for talent management. The goal of the cell is to rapidly acquire commercial IT by involving industry early in the requirements process.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , Innovation Cell , workforce , talent management , Bill Moran , Victor Gavin , Laura Knight , industry , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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How can the Virginia Department of Veterans Services help you?

John Newby, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss what his agency is doing to help returning veterans who are transitioning to the civilian work force.
March 24, 2015

Tags: John Newby , Virginia Department of Veterans Services , veteran employment , Virginia Values Veterans Program , mentoring , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 08:45pm EDT
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Cyber, ERPs top Army PEO-EIS' priority list

In our latest online chat, Doug Wiltsie, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, discusses budget pressures, the move to agile development, acquisition innovation and cyber, among other topics.

Tags: Doug Wiltsie , Army , DoD , online chat , Enterprise Information Systems , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , technology , innovation , e-learning

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 01:00pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says the defense reform legislation he'll introduce this week will include a focus on DoD's acquisition workforce and strengthening the place of program managers in the chain of command. Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) says Congress shouldn't try to fix the DoD procurement system all in one year, but it's time to get started. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Mac Thornberry , In Depth , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:02pm EDT
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Thornberry's first bite at DoD reform seeks to boost acquisition workforce, cut its paperwork

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the acquisition proposals he will release on Wednesday are merely a discussion draft and he's actively seeking more input. Initial language would boost program managers' roles in the system and shave reporting requirements.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Mac Thornberry , acquisition reform , Center for Strategic & International Studies , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:52am EDT
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On DoD: Navy launches ‘Innovation Cell' to speed IT acquisition

Navy officials plan an industry day to formally launch a new framework for IT procurement, designed to work within the existing acquisition system to much more rapidly insert commercial technologies into Navy networks.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Navy , technology , PEO-EIS , Paul Ghyzel , Dan DelGrosso , Jeff Frailey , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:24am EDT
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All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
March 23, 2015

Tags: contracting , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , GSA , Category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/23/2015, 08:54pm EDT
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Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.

Tags: contracting , industry , small business , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Steve Chabot , SBA , reverse auctions , contract bundling , small business contracting goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:36pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal contractors have a new way to tell agency contracting shops how they really feel about the acquisition process. It's called Acquisition 360. It gives both contractors and program managers a chance to rate how individual agencies go about buying things. Anne Rung is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Leslie Field is the deputy administrator. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about how Acquisition 360 works, and how they hope it will help improve the federal procurement process.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , contracting , Acquisition 360 , OFPP , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:19am EDT
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