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Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA

The General Services Administration is using new data to enhance its customer service. At the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium, GSA Senior Procurement Executive Jeff Koses spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the agency's recent survey results and the improved vendor interactions the data is pointing them toward.

Tags: Jeff Koses , Federal Drive , GSA , customer service , workforce , people , Jason Miller , contracting , NCMA

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:08am EST
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Mark Borkowski, Customs and Border Protection

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske wants his troops to be more innovative. Turning that wish into reality falls squarely on the shoulders of the agency's IT and acquisition executives. Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner and chief acquisition executive in CBP's Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, is the brain power on the acquisition side of this innovation challenge. He spoke about his strategy with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium.

Tags: Federal Drive , Mark Borkowski , CBP , Jason Miller , technology

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:00pm EST
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Takeaways from TechAmerica's Vision conference Civilian style

TechAmerica reports that O&M spending has and will continue to hold steady between 2011 and 2015 ranging from 70 percent to 78 percent of the total IT budget.

Tags: contracting , industry , TechAmerica , cybersecurity , cloud computing , software-as-a-service , IT budget , LPTA , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:26am EST

What does Capgemini bring to the government market?

Capgemini CEO Doug Lane and Barbara Rosenbaum, vice president of Federal, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the company and its plans to become a bigger presence in the federal market.
October 27, 2014

Tags: contracting , Capgemini Government Solutions , Doug Lane , Barbara Rosenbaum , federal market , DHS , collaboration , market strategy , big data , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Friday - 10/24/2014, 08:14pm EDT
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Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Tags: contracting , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Congress , House , fair labor practices , labor laws , PSC , workforce , pay

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

DOD asks leaders to grade RFPs earlier in acquisitions

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, said senior officials review solicitations before they get Milestone A approval to move into the technology development phase. This type of analysis had been missing previously or only done after it was too late.

Tags: contracting , DoD , Katrina McFarland , TechAmerica Foundation , Better Buying Power , Gerry Robbins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:33am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials to review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development. That's the phase commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the current and future impact of BBP.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Milestone A , DoD , Better Buying Power ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:48am EDT
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An "under the hood" look at procurement

Tom Sisti, chief legislative counsel at SAP will discuss procurement reform and the challenges facing the procurement system.
October 28, 2014

Tags: procurement , contracting , Tom Sisti , SAP , procurement reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 06:01pm EDT
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Government Contracting Myth No. 2: We should always protest

A company's reputation is an important part of its success and its reputation could be harmed if it is known as a business that protests everything, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This post is the second in the 10-part series, "10 Myths of Government Contracting."

Tags: contracting , industry , best practices , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , Public Contracting Institute , contracting myths

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:00am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Declassifying cyber doctrine, institutionalizing rapid acquisition and credit card perks

In this edition of "Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon declassifies its long-awaited joint doctrine for cyberspace operations; DoD tries to institutionalize gains on rapid acquisition, but much depends on the workforce; the Pentagon announces several policy changes to cut travel expenses; and DISA shops for expansion of its classified commercial smartphone service.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , DoD , technology , cybersecurity , travel , mobility , Andrew Hunter , Jared Serbu , DISA

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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