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Scraping off the barnacles of the defense acquisition system

William Greenwalt, the former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, says its long overdue to update the way the Defense Department purchases goods and services.

Tags: William Greenwalt , DoD , acquisition reform , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 04:25pm EDT
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Are you guilty of procurement?

Uncle Sam is the biggest, shopper, consumer, buyer in the world. Everything from aircraft and weapons systems to protective suits used by medical personnel dealing with Ebola. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey preview's Federal News Radio's special report, "The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform."

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , procurement ,

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 02:00am EDT

Content marketing: How to make it work for you

Elizabeth Harr of Hinge Marketing will discuss the benefits of content marketing and how to make it work for your agency or business.
October 13, 2014

Tags: Mark Amtower , Elizabeth Harr , content marketing , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 10/13/2014, 09:09pm EDT
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Agencies get 2017 deadline to move to new procurement ID standard

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a final rule Monday detailing the timeframe and steps agencies must take to begin using the Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID) numbering system. The PIID only is for new contracting actions after the effective date.

Tags: acquisition policy , OFPP , FAR Council , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , data standards , Procurement Instrument Identification , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/13/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Governmentwide cloud contracting efforts missing key ingredients, IGs find

The Council of Inspectors General analyzed 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies and found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Auditors found these shortcomings could put data and systems at a greater risk to cyber attack or data theft.

Tags: oversight , Council on Inspectors General , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , contracting , service-level agreements , OMB , Jason Miller , technology

Monday - 10/13/2014, 06:39am EDT
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DoD, DHS push 'fly before you buy' approach to acquisition

The Defense and Homeland Security departments both say they are putting their programs on a path that will insist that technologies are rigorously tested before they commit to expensive acquisition strategies.

Tags: DoD , DHS , technology , Test and evaluation , David Brown , Stephen Hutchison , Frank Kendall , International Test and Evaluation Association , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:19am EDT

An update on OASIS

Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program.
October 7, 2014

Tags: contracting , procurement , Jim Ghiloni , OASIS , GSA , professional services , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:45pm EDT
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Healthcare IT & acquisition

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of healthcare IT and how it relates to federal IT professionals and the whole acquisition process.
October 7, 2014

Tags: Federal Tech Talk , Healthcare IT , Kathy Minchew , Federal Insight , Denise Rainey , Rainmakers Strategic Solutions , Diana Ceban , Optimal Solutions and Technologies , FAR , RFP , HiMSS , John Gilroy , technology

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 06:59pm EDT
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NASA SEWP lowers fees for agencies

When it rolls out its fifth version next month, NASA's SEWP will have the lowest fees of any governmentwide acquisition contract. It will charge less than 0.4 percent to participating agencies. SEWP IV fees are 0.45 percent, compared to the General Services Administration's 0.75 percent.

Tags: SEWP , SEWP 5 , Joanne Woytek , Federal Drive , GWAC , Emily Kopp , NASA

Monday - 10/06/2014, 10:13am EDT
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PSC hires Navy acquisition exec to lead defense, intel committee

Jerry Punderson, the outgoing director of contracts for the Naval Sea Systems Command, will join PSC as its new senior vice president of defense and intelligence.

Tags: Jason Miller , industry , people , DoD , Navy , Jerry Punderson , Stan Soloway

Monday - 10/06/2014, 08:58am EDT
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