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My two cents: Recommendations for the new federal CIO

Keith Trippie, the CEO of The Trippie Group and a former DHS official, calls for changes to how agencies hire IT workers, measure project success and integrate IT across all disciplines.

Tags: Keith Trippie , The Trippie Group , CIO , FITARA , Acquisition , commentary

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:39am EDT

Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA

Like the little engine that could, the General Services Administration never seems to stop the process of examining the rules, regulations and policies surrounding its many acquisition efforts. It's been busy on software procurement and several other issues. Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the Office of Government-wide Policy at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's cookin', and how it affects government buyers and contractors.

Tags: Jeffrey Koses , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , procurement , Acquisition

Monday - 04/20/2015, 09:57am EDT
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Jean Stack, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

This year's long-range strike bomber contract could reshape the defense industrial base, depending who wins the contract. But the mergers and acquisitions landscape may not shift only at the top level. Jean Stack is managing director at Houlihan Lokey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she described the M&A landscapre for the federal business space.

Tags: Jean Stack , Houlihan Lokey , Acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:16pm EDT
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Congress deals with 'ultimate catch-22' on funding for VA's $1.7 billion Denver hospital

VA told Congress Wednesday that it wants to complete construction on its controversial hospital complex in Aurora, Colorado, by tapping into a fund that was supposed to cut down on patient wait times. Some members of Congress expressed frustration with the plan. "You've put us in the ultimate catch-22, because we don't want to go forward and we can't quit," Rep. David Roe told VA officials at yesterday's hearing.

Tags: VA , Congress , Acquisition , Sloan Gibson , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu , Veterans Affairs Department , Denver , construction , buildings , Office of Construction and Facilities Management , Kiewit-Turner , Army Corps of Engineers

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:40am EDT
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Change management across the Federal Acquisition Service

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, joins host Roger Waldron, to discuss the impacts of category management, and the future of the Common Acquisition Platform.
April 14, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Kevin Youel Page , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management , change management , GSA , Multiple Award Schedule , Common Acquisition Platform , modernization , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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NIH awards $20B CIO-CS acquisition contract for IT

The National Institutes of Health awarded its Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Tuesday to 65 vendors.

Tags: NIH , HHS , CIO-CS , GWAC , NITAAC , Contracting , Technology , Acquisition , industry , Rob Coen , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 01:12pm EDT

Marketing to the federal government

Lisa Dezzutti and Monica Mayk of Market Connections join host Mark Amtower to discuss the top challenges that contractors face in marketing to the federal government, and how shrinking budgets are impacting marketing.
April 13, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , business marketing , Market Connections , Federal Content Marketing Review , Lisa Dezzutti , Monica Mayk , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/13/2015, 06:03pm EDT
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DoD promises to balance push for open architectures with companies' property rights

Pentagon is studying its existing use of open systems in preparation for a final report, due at the end of the year, on how to expand them. Officials insist they're not interested in wiping out Defense firms' proprietary systems, but they need to own the data links between them.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , Technology , Better Buying Power , Open architecture , Katrina McFarland , Frank Kendall , industry , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/13/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Acquisition leaders on the move at VA, GSA

As much attention as the Veterans Affairs senior executive responsible for oversight of the debacle in Boulder, Colorado of the construction of a new hospital left, his replacement got strikingly little fanfare.

Tags: people , Technology , Acquisition , VA , Greg Giddens , Larry Gross , Interior , USDA , Jim Gwinn , GSA , Greg Hammond , Tom Sharpe , Tim Horne , Amanda Fredriksen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:53am EDT

Cloud legislation gets new life behind CDM success

Federal chief information officer Tony Scott, a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill and industry associations are warming to the idea of new legislation to make it easier for agencies to buy cloud services.

Tags: Technology , cloud computing , Congress , Rich Beutel , FITARA , OMB , Acquisition , industry , Professional Services Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:27am EDT
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