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Smart building technologies and energy efficiency

Barbara Humpton, senior vice president of Business Development for Siemens Government Technologies, will discuss where the federal market is headed and other issues.
January 28, 2014

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , federal market , Barbara Humpton , Siemens Government Technologies , smart building technology , renewable energy , infrastructure development , healthcare technology , automation , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:14pm EST

Budget constraints force Army to make tough choices about modernization

The Army's senior leaders have made clear for months that their service's end strength will have to decrease as a result of budget pressure. But the cutbacks can't be only to personnel. Some of the Army's major modernization priorities will have to be sidelined, at least for now.

Tags: DoD , budget , Army , Acquisition , sequestration , Ray Odierno , Institute of Land Warfare , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/27/2014, 04:16am EST

IT Alliance for Public Sector sets sights on growing, influencing reforms

The newest industry technology association is recruiting new members and contributing to the discussion to improve federal IT acquisition. But in the short term, ITAPS faces a court decision on Feb. 7 whether the lawsuit filed by TechAmerica against it and three employees goes forward.

Tags: Industry , Technology , Acquisition , Trey Hodgkins , Pam Walker , IT Alliance for Public Sector , IT Industry Council , IT acquisition reform , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/24/2014, 04:48am EST

Congress made the cuts, not the President

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss cuts made by Congress to the defense budget, and the winners and losers in this budget battle.
January 23, 2014

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , DoD , DoD budget , Congress , military acquisition programs , defense contracting , Budget Control Act , Allen Scott , Kevin Brancato , Robert Levinson , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 05:25pm EST

How to implement complex government programs

Peter Andrejev, principal in Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovations Group, discusses acquisition management and the implementation of complex systems.
January 21, 2014

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Acquisition management , system implementation , communication management , Peter Andrejev , Booz Allen Hamilton , Strategic Innovations Group , strategic innovation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 08:37pm EST

What's ahead for small contractors?

Business development expert Bob Davis will discuss the marketing obstacles that many small to mid-size contractors face.
January 20, 2014 (Encore presentation January 27, 2014 & February 3, 2014)

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Bob Davis , CRGT Inc , Small business contracting , brand management , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/20/2014, 04:41pm EST

Jordan exits OFPP knowing progress toward buying smarter is real

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is leaving the administration Friday after working five years in assorted senior contracting manager positions. He said agencies are using strategic sourcing, reducing spending and receiving more competition.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Joe Jordan , OFPP , FedBid , acquisition workforce , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:54am EST

The economy and cybersecurity

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss democrat and republican plans to spur job growth, and why some companies are lagging behind in implementing the cybersecurity framework.
January 16, 2014

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , job growth , Nela Richardson , NIST , cybersecurity framework , Sanford Reback , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:37pm EST

DoD shields basic research, but other R&D will take serious budget hit

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said while the budget agreement adds money back to DoD's overall spending capacity in 2014 and 2015, the deal still doesn't plug holes in the Pentagon's research funding. Kendall estimated R&D funding will drop by as much as 20 percent compared to the department's initial requests.

Tags: Frank Kendall , DoD , Readiness , budget , Acquisition , Research and development , American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , sequestration , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:56am EST

Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
January 14, 2014

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Steve Schooner , George Washington University Law School , procurement climate , DoD , Better Buying Power initiative , performance measurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:34pm EST
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