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Aaron Raddock, Manager, Baker Tilly

Some vendors use the phrase "contractors as pinatas" to describe how they feel about the assortment of new rules and regulations coming from the Obama administration. Aaron Raddock, a manager in the government contractor advisory services practice at the consulting firm Baker Tilly, spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium to discuss how vendors can avoid the strike zone.

Tags: Aaron Raddock , Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP , Federal Drive , workforce , industry , Jason Miller , NCMA , regulations , contracting ,

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:10am EST
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Agencies delivering IT capabilities 20 days faster by using agile, OMB says

The Office of Management and Budget says PortfolioStat data is proving the positive impact agile development is having on IT projects. The U.S. Digital Service is providing both help and training to expand the understanding and use of agile development.

Tags: technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , Haley Van Dyck , agile development , U.S. Digital Service , PortfolioStat , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , Marina Martin , VA , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:23am EST
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Bid protests continue to rise as agencies take corrective action more quickly

The Government Accountability Office released its annual report showing vendors submitted 5 percent more protests in 2014 than in 2013. But the overall sustainment rate dropped significantly for the first time in five years.

Tags: bid protests , contracting , GAO , industry , Ralph White , Rob Burton , Venable , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 02:30pm EST

Nick Guertin, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The Defense Department's Better Buying Power principles are saving the Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. In one instance, the Better Buying Power approach allowed the Navy to acquire three new guided-missile destroyers because it saved a total of $300 million on the entire purchase. Nick Guertin, director of Transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the future of the Navy's acquisition policy and how the BBP strategy will play a role.

Tags: Nick Guertin , DoD , Navy , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:04pm EST
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Navy looks to open architectures, modular systems to build its fleet

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, said his service needs to pivot away from large, proprietary shipbuilding programs, citing the need for more flexible, adaptable platforms.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 01:08pm EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

A subcontractor has to protect its own interest and read the fine print. If not, a company could be exposed to a minefield of problems with the prime. Tim Sullivan is a veteran of the contracting world and writer of the blog, "10 Myths of Government Contracting." In this installment, Sullivan joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to tackle myth number five: Not to worry, my prime contractor will tell me what should be in our subcontract.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , contracting , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 09:35am EST
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IG Report: Better acquisition monitoring needed at DHS

In his review of the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS inspector general says the agency needs better monitoring of catching duplicative programs and acquisition. An independent auditor also outlines some flaws at DHS.

Tags: DHS , OIG , oversight , Tom Carper , Acquisition management , Jory Heckman , management

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 11:30am EST

What's it like in the GWAC world?

NASA SEWP Program Manager Joanne Woytek and Rob Coen, acting director the NIH's GWAC program will discuss a wide range of issues including interagency contracting and strategic sourcing.
November 18, 2014

Tags: contracting , GWACs , NASA SEWP , NIH , Joanne Woytek , Rob Coen , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:19pm EST
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The Big Data-Driven Business

Author Sean Callahan joins host Mark Amtower to talk about his book: "The Big Data-Driven Business".
November 17, 2014

Tags: contracting , big data , Sean Callahan , Russell Glass , The Big Data Driven Business , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/17/2014, 08:33pm EST
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Dump DUNS? Maybe it's starting

The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21. The General Services Administration, which runs FPDS-NG, said the public ATOM feeds will be updated by masking select data elements, specifically company's DUNS number.

Tags: industry , contracting , Guy Timberlake , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , American Small Business Council , Federal Procurement Data System , data sharing , GSA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:57am EST
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