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Work: DoD needs funding boost, but fixing readiness will take years

The military services say they've made some progress against the readiness levels they lost when sequestration first struck in 2013. The Pentagon's second- ranking official said Tuesday that momentum needs to be maintained, but DoD's challenges are as much about time as about money.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Readiness , Robert Work , AFCEA , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:17am EST

Contracting Commandment No. 6: Thou shalt avoid political intervention

Be very wary of involving a member of Congress in your contracting affairs with an agency, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , Contracting , Congress , congressional

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 03:29am EST

Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
February 9, 2015

Tags: Contracting , government contracting , technology , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , GSA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/09/2015, 07:53pm EST
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GSA's new contract to feed hunger for agile IT development services

With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.

Tags: technology , GSA , 18F , White House , Greg Godbout , Ryan Panchadsaram , Agile development , industry , Contracting , Noah Kunin , Hassan Harris , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00am EST
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GSA searching for right people to run category management

The General Services Administration is hiring a new assistant commissioner and subject matter experts to help move the category management initiative forward.

Tags: People , GSA , Kevin Youel Page , Tom Sharpe , Anne Rung , OFPP , category management , IAE , workforce , industry , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 07:20am EST

The "cloud" from a contracting perspective

Alexander Major, an attorney at Sheppard Mullin, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the state of the cloud market and what cloud providers should consider when working with the federal government.
February 3, 2015

Tags: Contracting , cloud technologies , cloud management , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , Alexander Major , Sheppard Mullin , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 07:53pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies obligated more than $18 billion in spending against the Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract for IT services over the last five years. And one vendor got more than 10 percent of that revenue. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about the winners under Alliant. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of those interesting trends.

Tags: In Depth , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , IT services ,

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:57pm EST
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3 incentives to encourage the adoption of the cyber framework

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said to encourage adoption of the critical infrastructure cyber framework, the government would focus on streamlining regulations, cybersecurity research and development and federal procurement policies and practice.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , cybersecurity framework , Critical infrastructure , Research and development , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 10:10am EST

Marketing tips for your small business

Business development expert and consultant Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how marketing has changed over the years and what that means for your company.
February 2, 2015

Tags: business development , Small business contracting , business marketing , social media , website design , Bob Davis , Capture Management , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/02/2015, 07:55pm EST
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DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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