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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: DoD , industry , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu , Contracting officers , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's having success with a new data transparency effort that's designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the initiative is designed to track all of its business arrangements with a certain vendor, so individual contracting officers can learn from past deals.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , IT , technology , defense ,

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 05:00pm EST
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Contracting officers have a lot of authority when it comes to deciding who wins federal contracts, but they don't have unlimited discretion. That's what the contracting officer who awarded a deal to USIS found out. In a sustaining protest, the Government Accountability Office says the contracting officer should have paid more attention to allegations of fraud against the company. In this week's Legal Loop segment, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this case.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Petrillo and Powell , Contracting officers , USIS , GAO , contracting ,

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 08:38am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy's top IT acquisition official says he takes it as a given that the Navy will migrate its email services to the cloud. The only question is how. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has details on pilot programs that are designed to provide answers.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , Navy , information technology , email , cloud computing , DoD

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:30pm EST
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For DoD, open architectures turn from a nice idea to a budget imperative

The Pentagon has professed for years that that open architectures were a great idea. Shrinking budgets might make them the default option.

Tags: DoD , Army , Navy , Open Systems Architecture , Michael Williamson , William Bray , David Dunaway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:03am EST
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IT acquisition reform bill gets consensus, inches closer to passage

House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees agree on trimmed down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Now it's up to the armed services committees to keep FITARA in the Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: technology , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rich Beutel , Troy Cribb , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , NCMA , Jay Maroney , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:11am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is closer than ever to becoming law. Key Senate and House lawmakers have reached an agreement on the bill. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on what has to happen next for FITARA to reach the President.

Tags: FITARA , Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress , House , Senate ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:46am EST
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What does real procurement reform look like?

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic professor of Government Procurement Law and co-director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, will discuss procurement reform and other acquisition issues with host Roger Waldron.
November 4, 2014

Tags: contracting , procurement , Steve Schooner , George Washington University Law School , procurement reform , acquisition workforce , Better Buying Power , Better Buying Power 3.0 , oversight , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:57pm EST
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Next man up: Booz Allen tries its hand to modernize GSA's IAE

GSA awarded Booz Allen a $64.5 million contract over the next five years to develop a cloud service broker model using open source and cloud technologies to modernize the 10 databases that make up IAE.

Tags: contracting , Booz Allen Hamilton , GSA , Integrated Acquisition Environment , IBM , System for Award Management , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:44am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration recently hired another contractor to try to integrate 10 disparate acquisition databases. The first time around, the agency struggled both with its contractor and the plan to improve the Integrated Acquisition Environment. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about GSA's latest attempt to straighten it all out

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , GSA , Integrated Acquisition Environment , contractors , workforce ,

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:13am EST
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