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NASA names SEWP V contractors

NASA has awarded spots on the latest version of its governmentwide technology contract to 43 firms. It plans to add more names to that list within a few days. Agencies will be able to buy through SEWP V beginning next month.

Tags: NASA , SEWP , SEWP 5 , Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement , technology , GWAC , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 07:07am EDT

Rep. Coffman calls on VA to take swift action against Susan Taylor

The chairman of the Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald wanting more details on the actions it will take in light of the inspector general report involving the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration and FedBid.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Mike Coffman , Bob McDonald , FedBid , Susan Taylor , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 06:34pm EDT

Strategic sourcing, GSA schedules, and more

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, will discuss a wide range of procurement issues including interagency contracting, and acquisition streamlining.
September 30, 2014

Tags: contracting , FSSI , GSA , GSA schedules , Interagency contracting , transactional costs , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 08:49pm EDT
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The end of FY 2014, SES reform, and more

Tom Temin, anchor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss a wide range issues including the end of the fiscal year, and a possible SES exodus.
September 29, 2014

Tags: contracting , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio , continuing resolution , SES , presidential appointees , budget 2014 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/29/2014, 08:16pm EDT
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VA IG unwinds tale of procurement fraud, abuse involving senior agency officials, FedBid

The Veterans Affairs inspector general issued a report alleging the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration used her position to promote and award a contract to FedBid, a reverse auction vendor, and improperly acted as an agent of the vendor, creating a conflict of interest.

Tags: Jason Miller , contracting , industry , management , oversight , Veterans Affairs , FedBid , reverse auctions , Susan Taylor , Jan Frye

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:26am EDT
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Lexy Kessler, Government Contracting Practice Partner, Aronson

Budget certainty is in place now, with the continuing resolution that funds the government through Dec. 11. But what happens after that? Only Congress can make that more clear, and it isn't doing anything until November. Lexy Kessler is partner-in-charge of the government contracting practice at Aronson LLC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said history can be a contractor's planning guide for the CR.

Tags: In Depth , Lexy Kessler , contracting , Congress , management , budget , continuing resolution , Aronson LLC , Francis Rose

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

A big contractor goes to court to challenge the Veterans Affairs Department's plan to limit a solicitation for services to small businesses - and the big guy wins. The details of the case make it one to watch, according to our procurement expert. Attorney Joe Petrillo explained the case of Rotech v. United States on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Federal Drive , Veterans Affairs , Rotech , Legal Loop , contracting , SBA

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 01:09pm EDT
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GAO decides one of first protests based on FedRAMP compliance

SRA loses its bid protest of the HHS award for cloud email services to InfoReliance. GAO says HHS' evaluation factors were reasonable and properly considered.

Tags: industry , HHS , SRA , InfoReliance , cloud computing , GAO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:27am EDT

DoD upends its strategy for buying commercial cloud services

A forthcoming Pentagon plan will let military departments chart their cloud procurement strategies, as long as they provide detailed data to the Pentagon and each other.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , Defense Information Systems Agency , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:54am EDT
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An update on OASIS

Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program.
September 23, 2014

Tags: contracting , procurement , Jim Ghiloni , OASIS , GSA , professional services , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 08:45pm EDT
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