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Industry fears 'chilling effect' in GSA review of acquisition managers

In a letter to Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, three industry groups -- the Coalition for Government Procurement, the Professional Services Council and TechAmerica -- wrote that restricting communication between managers and contractors could have a "chilling effect" on managers' role in the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.

Tags: GSA , FAS , industry , Tom Sharpe , multiple-award schedule , CGP , TechAmerica , PSC , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Fighter jets for sale, MERS and the economy

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the overseas market for fighter jets, the risks and opportunities posed by new pandemic threats, and how higher long-term interest rates would affect the economy.
June 27, 2013

Tags: contracting , Fighter Jets , SARS , avian flu , Ben Bernanke , Allen Scott , Nela Richardson , Duncan Amos , Nicholas RisCassi , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 07:46pm EDT
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GSA to decide if cloud broker services work

Mark Day, GSA's director of the Office of Strategic Programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said the Homeland Security Department and one other large agency have signed up for the short-term pilot.
June 27, 2013

Tags: technology , GSA , Mark Day , cloud computing , cloud broker services , industry , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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The keys to a successful procurement

Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 25, 2013

Tags: contracting , procurement , Dave Mader , Booz Allen Hamilton , acquisition planning , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , shared services , contract duplication , continuing resolution , sequestration , risk allocation , LPTA , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 12:12am EDT
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The state of government contracting

Deltek's Kevin Plexico and Scott Lewis of PS Partnerships, will talk about the challenges facing contractors in this tough budget environment.
June 24, 2013

Tags: contracting , DoD , budget battle , sequestration , Subcontracting , government contracting , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , Scott Lewis , PS Partnerships , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , continuing resolution

Monday - 06/24/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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HUD buying into shared services; renewed push to merge DoD's CIO

In his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tags: technology , HUD , Treasury , financial management , DoD , Bob Lentz , Defense Authorization Bill , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , industrial funding fee , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:29am EDT
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FAR Council removes dollar limits for women-owned set-asides

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council said contracting officers no longer have worry about contract award dollar thresholds when setting aside acquisitions for disadvantaged women-owned businesses. This interim rule was one of 13 actions issued by the FAR Council today.

Tags: FAR Council , women-owned businesses , contracting officers representatives , Anti-Deficiency Act , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/21/2013, 02:42pm EDT

NSA Surveillance and the Affordable Care Act

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how U.S. providers are being affected by the NSA Survelliance controversy, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
June 20, 2013

Tags: NSA leaks , cloud computing , Verizon , Google , Microsoft , telecommunications , Obamacare , Affordable Care Act , Allen Scott , Allan Holmes , Joe Scott , Jersey City Medical Center , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: workforce , training , VA , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT
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