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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Tags: DoD , NDAA , retirement , Personnel , Acquisition , John McCain , Tim Kaine , Adam Smith , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , Workforce , pay and benefits , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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FITARA: Big deal or big snooze?

Commentary: The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act has the potential to fundamentally change how IT is bought and used in government, says former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal.

Tags: Technology , Jeff Neal , FITARA , Acquisition

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 04:37am EDT

Supply chain risk management & cybersecurity

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Resilience and Cybersecurity at the General Services Administration, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to make the acquisition process safer and more effective.
May 12, 2015

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , acquisition reform , Emile Monette , GSA , Cybersecurity , supply chain risk management , adaptive cyber defense , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 08:41pm EDT
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Category management & acquisition reform

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of contracting issues.
May 12, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Bill Gormley , The Gormley Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Category management , MAS , transactional data reporting rule , change management , acquisition reform , GSA , GWACs , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 05:12pm EDT
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SEWP is on!

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about SEWP V.
May 11, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , SEWP , SEWP 5 , Joanne Woytek , NASA , GWAC , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:37pm EDT
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Vendors call GSA's estimates for data reporting rule 'irrational'

Contractor associations are raising red flags over the General Services Administration's proposed rule for vendors to report 11 transactional data elements. And they are using data and expertise to make their case.

Tags: Acquisition , Industry , Coalition for Government Procurement , Professional Services Council , GSA , Transactional data , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:27am EDT

DoD ready for first 'skunk works' streamlined acquisition project

Over the past two years, the Pentagon has been looking to prove that some of its acquisition programs don't need to go through every single step of the department's slow and byzantine process. DoD finally has identified its first test case, and is looking for more.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , Better Buying Power , Alan Shaffer , Skunk works , Navy , Industry , Potomac Institute , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:11am EDT

Bob Lohfeld, CEO, Lohfeld Consulting Group

Frank Kendall, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is setting limits for when to use lowest price/technically acceptable procurement strategies. He says there are only four conditions when LPTA is appropriate to use. Bob Lohfeld is CEO of the Lohfeld Consulting Group, former chaiman of ACT-IAC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the new limits may be a sign DoD is trying to phase out LPTA.

Tags: Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting Group , ACT-IAC , Acquisition , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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An update on GSA's transactional data reporting rule

Brian Miller, managing director in the Disputes and Investigations Practice at Navigant will give us his thoughts on GSA's transactional data reporting rule.
May 5, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Brian Miller , Navigant , GSA , Transactional data , transactional data reporting rule , Civil False Claims Act , mandatory disclosure rule , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 07:36pm EDT
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