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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 , 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 , 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 , industry , Professional Services Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

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

DoD's Better Buying Power 3.0 raises cyber as a core acquisition concern

The Defense Department published a 3.0 version of its Better Buying Power program Thursday, saying the overall plan represents "more continuity than change." But there have been shifts in emphasis over the initiative's five-year lifespan, including a new focus on cybersecurity.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , cybersecurity , industry , Frank Kendall , Robert Work , Research and development , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:44am EDT

GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , Contracting , industry , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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IT acquisition challenges in the federal government.

Van Hitch, senior advisor with Deloitte's Federal Consulting Practice, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the IT acquisition challenges facing federal managers.
April 7, 2015

Tags: Contracting , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , IT acquisition , CIO , FITARA , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 07:06pm EDT
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Second protest further delays DHS cyber program

HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.

Tags: Technology , Contracting , industry , HP Enterprise Services , Knowledge Consulting Group , DHS , GSA , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:07pm EDT

NASA awards SEWP V contracts to small businesses

NASA has awarded contracts to 118 small, disadvantaged companies under its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V) contract, a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services.

Tags: Contracting , NASA , SEWP 5 , Jory Heckman

Friday - 04/03/2015, 10:45am EDT

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.
March 31, 2015

Tags: 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 - 03/31/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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Navy seeks data analytics to help overhaul personnel practices

The Department of the Navy plans to use one of the three projects in its Innovation Cell to create data analytics for talent management. The goal of the cell is to rapidly acquire commercial IT by involving industry early in the requirements process.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Technology , Innovation Cell , Workforce , talent management , Bill Moran , Victor Gavin , Laura Knight , industry , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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