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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

NASA becomes the second large agency to tell its contracting officers not to trust the prices under the General Services Administration schedules. Instead, the space agency's contracting experts must analyze prices before signing on the task order on the dotted line. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about this growing trend in his biweekly feature Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Jason Miller , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 08/25/2014, 06:17am EDT
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GSA predicts new initiatives will light the path toward better governmentwide acquisition

The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service will launch the first set of initiatives under its new category management approach, called hallways, in the next six weeks to cover office supplies, IT hardware and IT software. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe detailed the strategy to give customer agencies more data to make better acquisition decisions.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Tom Sharpe , FAS , Kevin Youel Page , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Ryan Dickover, Director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight, Navy

When the Navy needs to reform a program it sometimes turns to a special test called an Analysis of Alternatives. Right now the Navy's analysts are hard at work on acquisition reform. Ryan Dickover is director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. He explained the AoA process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Ryan Dickover , Navy , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:07pm EDT
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GSA applying its IT model to overhaul of services schedules

Tiffany Hixson, the Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said the goal is to consolidate seven professional services schedules, such as MOBIS, FABS and professional engineering, into a handful of schedules. She said GSA is using the same approach for services as it did with IT by awarding the OASIS contracts to compliment the professional services schedule modernization.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , professional services , OASIS , Alliant , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 03:57am EDT
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Navy turns to strategic sourcing to cut conference spending

The Navy awarded blanket purchase agreements to 17 small businesses, which they hope will take care of most DoD's conference planning needs for the next three years.

Tags: DoD , conferences , Navy , strategic sourcing , Jamey Halke , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:31am EDT
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What does strategic sourcing mean for contractors?

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how the federal government is impacted by strategic sourcing.
August 19, 2014

Tags: contracting , federal market , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , commercial item contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 07:39pm EDT
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What's the latest from Capitol Hill?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill.
August 12, 2014

Tags: contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Congress , NDAA , procurement , Acquisition reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 07:33pm EDT
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GSA reignites strategic sourcing of office supplies with new contract awards

The General Services Administration chose 21 companies for its latest Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies contract (OS3) -- 20 of which are small businesses. GSA said it expects this newest generation of contracts to build on the savings and success of OS2 and particularly benefit small businesses.

Tags: GSA , OS3 , strategic sourcing , SBA , FAS , Tom Sharpe , Stephanie Wasko , contracting , FSSI

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:27pm EDT

Content (marketing) is king!

Joe Pulizzi, founder and executive director of the Content Marketing Institute, will discuss how to use content marketing to generate more business for your company.
August 11, 2014

Tags: contracting , content marketing , Joe Pulizzi , Content Marketing Institute , Small business contracting , social media , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 08/11/2014, 09:06pm EDT
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Contract performance reporting improves, but not good enough

Although agency compliance with evaluating and reporting on contractor performance has improved 17 percent overall in the past year, the majority of agencies have not met the targets set by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, according to a new audit by the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: OFPP , GAO , NDAA , FAR , procurement , Stephanie Wasko , contracting , performance evaluations , acquisition policy , contractor performance

Monday - 08/11/2014, 05:14pm EDT
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