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DRC awarded $10 million in contracts with IRS

Dynamics Research Corporation has been awarded $10.2 million in contracts with the Internal Revenue Service. DRC will provide independent verification and validation services for the Credit Card Processor's systems and will be responsible for the system readiness and accuracy of the credit card program.

Tags: DRC , IRS , TIPSS-4 , Taeja Smith , contracting ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 06:15pm EDT

Election preview

Host Roger Waldron talks about the upcoming fall elections with former Virginia congressman, and Deloitte Federal Government Affairs Director Tom Davis.
June 19, 2012

Tags: contracting , 2012 election , Tom Davis , Deloitte , budget battle , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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Agencies have much to learn from bid protest process

Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.

Tags: Joseph Petrillo , Federal Drive , Steven Maser , bid protests , contracting , management , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , General Services Administration

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 10:45am EDT
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GSA considers alternatives to track contractors

For decades, the General Services Administration has contracted with the company Dun & Bradstreet to provide unique identifying numbers for businesses. These numbers called Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS numbers allow GSA to track contractors and other recipients of federal funds. But the cost of using this service has grown from $1 million in 2002 to about $19 million per year under the current contract.

Tags: Bill Woods , GAO , Dun & Bradstreet , DUNS number , contracting , inherently governmental , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 11:20am EDT
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Analysis: Sequestration would drive contractors over 'fiscal cliff'

Defense contractors are growing increasingly worried about the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, which are set to take effect in January. Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, said the cuts would hit the defense industry particularly hard.

Tags: Marion Blakey , AIA , industry , DoD , sequestration , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:59pm EDT
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All things SEWP

Joanne Woytek, program manager of NASA SEWP talks about the government wide contract vehicle and its goals and missions for the future.
June 18, 2012(Encore presentation July 16, 2012)

Tags: contracting , SEWP , NASA , Joanne Woytek , IDIQs , GWAC , government contracting , SEWP 5 , Small business contracting

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:42pm EDT
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Wartime contracting reform bill reintroduced

Senators Claire McCaskill and Jim Webb gain bipartisan support on legislation designed to decrease wasteful spending. Some provisions in the bill regarding accountability have been strengthened.

Tags: DoD , congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Esther Carey

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

Tags: acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , best practices , industry , Mythbusters , Todd Ramsey , IBM , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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Is it always a good time time to sell to Uncle Sam?

The landscape of the government contracting world is changing faster than ever. Understanding what's happening now will help you understand what may be coming in the months and years ahead. Phil Kiviat, with Guerra Kiviat, a federal sales consulting firm, discusses if there's a good or bad time to sell to the government.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry , Guerra Kiviat , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 06/15/2012, 08:09pm EDT
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Bid protesting system helps agencies police themselves

Steven Maser, a professor of public policy and administration at Willamette University, recently completed a study on the bid protest process. While he acknowledged that the number of bid protests were on the rise, he didn't necessarily think that was a bad thing for agencies and contractors.

Tags: Steven Maser , bid protests , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Federal Drive , industry , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 12:25pm EDT
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