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Army acquisition dysfunction is a 'myth,' leaders argue

Army modernization leaders say they've gotten a bad rap on acquisition, and they claim it's undeserved. They point to several wartime success stories, and say they're implementing suggested reforms.

Tags: DoD , Army , Peter Chiarelli , John McHugh , Tony Cucolo , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , William Phillips , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:28am EST
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Navy makes enterprise technology license contracts mandatory

The service will rely on several teams of experts to develop these contracts.

Tags: Navy , DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:40am EST

VA kills $100M contract at heart of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated a $102 million contract for a key component of the e-health record system that is supposed to help streamline the health care that VA and the Defense Department provides to service members, veterans and their families. The agency says it is determining its next steps.

Tags: health IT , technology , VA , DoD , EHRs , contracting , industry , ASM Research , e-health , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:01pm EST

Sequestration and DoD

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a number of federal procurement issues.
February 28, 2012(Encore presentation May 29, 2012)

Tags: contracting , procurement , Jonathan Etherton , Etherton and Associates , federal budget , sequestration , DoD , technical data , fixed price contracts , stystems development , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:29pm EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Tags: SBA , small business , industry , contracting , acquisition workforce , American Small Business League , Brian Reeder , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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VA issues stop-work order on crucial element of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a stop-work order on a key component of the integrated electronic health record system it isdeveloping with the Defense Department. Virginia-based ASM Research won the $103 million contract.

Tags: VA , DoD , electronic health record , VistA , health IT , contracting , technology , Roger Baker , e-health , Emily Kopp , mobile computing , ASM Research , budget

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:07am EST
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Analysis: 2013 budget request still has opportunities for contractors

The buzz in the contracting community with the release of the 2013 budget request is that companies will have to fight harder to get and keep business with federal agencies. Ray Bjorklund, the vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his take on the administration's 2013 budget request.

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , contracting , Deltek , Ray Bjorklund , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:53pm EST
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OMB reports contract spending stayed flat in 2011

A new report shows agencies already cut the use of management-support contracts by 7 percent in 2011. OMB details four focus areas to continue to reduce spending on contracts for 2012.

Tags: contracting , Danny Werfel , OMB , Commerce , Rebecca Blank , Intelligent Decisions , strategic sourcing , Campaign to Cut Waste , HHS , Interior , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:32pm EST

Will insider-trading bill chill dialogue between contractors, government?

Talking to their federal customers is a critical part of a contractor's job. But under the STOCK Act short for Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge could make that more difficult. Trey Hodgkins, the senior vice president for National Security and Procurement Policy at TechAmerica, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the proposal.

Tags: contracting , industry , STOCK Act , Congress , Acquisition Reform Working Group , Tech America , Trey Hodgkins

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 06:08pm EST
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