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VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for that scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system.

Tags: technology , industry , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , patient scheduled system , open source , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:15am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for the scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system, Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015 and the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Veteran Affairs , technology

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:02am EST
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

A scholarship for veterans who want to be your agency's next acquisition leaders is now available. The Coalition for Government Procurement unveils it in its 35th anniversary celebration. Roger Waldron, president of the coalition, told In Depth with Francis Rose about the celebration.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , veterans , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:10pm EST
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SBA proposed size standard change riles small IT resellers

The Small Business Administration received more than 200 comments about a proposed rule to eliminate the exception to how IT value-added resellers are classified as small contractors. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the Small Business Committee, wrote a letter to SBA asking for the rule to be retracted and improved.

Tags: Jason Miller , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , IT , IT value-added resellers , size standards , American Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , Dempsey Fontana , James Fontana , Ken Dodds , SBA , industry ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:03am EST
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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.
November 11, 2014

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

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:01pm EST
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Government Contracting Myth No. 4: It's better to be a subcontractor because primes are too exposed

Every contract presents risk, but a smart subcontractor realizes this and takes careful and prudent steps to mitigate that risk, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This column is the latest in the series, 10 Myths of Government Contracting.

Tags: Ten Myths of Government Contracting , Tim Sullivan , contracting , subcontractors , prime contractors , Thompson Coburn , industry , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 02:50am EST

Cooperative purchasing agreements: How can they benefit you?

Consultant Harold Good and immixGrop co-founder and Senior Vice President Steve Charles give us their take on cooperative purchasing agreements.
November 10, 2014

Tags: Harold Good , Steve Charles , immixGroup , WSCA , NASPO , NIGP , US Communities , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:15pm EST
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Jessie Roberson, Vice Chair, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is calling on the Department of Energy to improve emergency preparedness and response. Its most recent recommendation maps out a series of safety updates at DOE sites. Jessie Roberson is vice chair of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, and a new National Academy of Public Administration fellow. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how she'll bring more than three decades in the nuclear engineering field to the NAPA fellowship.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , DoD , management , OIG , DoE

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:43pm EST
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GSA seeks help to improve back-end management of NS2020 program

The General Services Administration released an RFI seeking industry input on how best to improve the "management and operations functions that include ordering, billing, inventory and service level agreements management" and "pricing concepts."

Tags: technology , GSA , Network Services 2020 , telecommunications , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:33am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , industry , technology , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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