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US sues contractors over troop trailers in Iraq

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a Houston-based global construction company and its Kuwaiti subcontractor of submitting nearly $50 million in inflated claims to install live-in trailers for troops during the Iraq War.

Tags: contracting , industry , KBR , Iraq , DoD

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 04:11pm EST

IT acquisition reform, GSA schedules, and more

Tom Sisti, director and legislative counsel for SAP, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a wide range of acquisition issues.
November 20, 2012

Tags: contracting , IT acquisition , GSA , GSA schedules , cybersecurity , SAP , Tom Sisti , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement , procurement

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 10:34pm EST
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Selling to the federal government

Host Mark Amtower is joined by Steve Charles and David Perera, co-authors of The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market".
November 19, 2012

Tags: contracting , ImmixGroup , Steve Charles , Fierce Markets , The Inside Guide to the Federal IT market , GSA schedules , SEWP , simplified acquisition , continuing resolution , FSSI , channel , B2G , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , David Perera

Monday - 11/19/2012, 11:29pm EST
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Foreign trade, housing and jobs

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will examine President Obama's trade policy, and discuss how the latest economic numbers will impact housing and jobs.
November 14, 2012

Tags: Congress , President Barack Obama , trade , Ken Monahan , Caitlin Webber , Allen Scott , economic recovery , housing , jobs , job report , Nela Richardson , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 05:53pm EST
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For DoD, better buying demands high quality acquisition workers

The Pentagon releases Better Buying Power 2.0 with a new focus on professionalizing the procurement workforce. The updated program includes seven major focus areas with 36 initiatives. Ashton Carter, the deputy secretary of Defense, said version 2.0 takes the lessons learned and data from the last two years to further improve efficiency and cost savings of DoD procurement.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , acquisition workforce , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:36am EST
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An analysis of the 2012 presidential election

Former Virginia Congressman and current Deloitte Federal Government Affairs Director Tom Davis talks about this year's presidential election results.
November 13, 2012

Tags: Tom Davis , Deloitte , 2012 presidential election , Congress , federal budget , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 09:26pm EST
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Better Buying Power 2.0 - Livetweeting the release of DoD's new acquisition strategy

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller live-tweeted the remarks from Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall who unveiled the new acquisition strategy.

Tags: Better Buying Power , DoD , Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 05:15pm EST

What's ahead for contractors?

Deltek's Ray Bjorklund and Kevin Plexico will talk about how contractors will be affected by sequestration and other issues.
November 12, 2012(Encore presentation November 26, 2012)

Tags: contracting , Deltek , Ray Bjorklund , Kevin Plexico , sequestration , fiscal cliff , Mark Amtower , cyber

Monday - 11/12/2012, 07:44pm EST
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GSA, Treasury try to breathe new life into SmartBUY

A new request for information asks vendors at answer 10 questions about improving the strategic sourcing of commodity software titles. This is at least the fourth attempt to get more agencies using the enterprise software licensing initiative.

Tags: technology , industry , GSA , Treasury , strategic sourcing , Commodity IT , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/12/2012, 03:52pm EST

President Obama won the election, what's next?

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss what's ahead over the next six weeks for President Obama and the lame duck Congress.
November 8, 2012

Tags: President Obama , Congress , lame duck session , Dodd Frank , healthcare , Tom Daschle , Cady North , Loren Duggan , Rich Rubin , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 07:36pm EST
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