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Army to take first integrated set of IT to the battlefield

Two brigades of the Army's 10th Mountain Division are training on a ready-to-go set of networking capabilities as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan. The IT comes out of the Network Integration Evaluation process.

Tags: DoD , Army , Network Integration Evaluation , agile development , Dan Hughes , Genaro Dellarocco , Jennifer Zbozny , Mark Elliott , Jared Serbu , AUSA confrence , technology ,

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 05:55am EDT
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Multiple award contracts, blanket purchase agreements and Verizon

David Dowd, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses three significant bid protests involving blanket purchase agreements.

Tags: Off the Shelf , David Dowd , Verizon , blanket purchase agreements , Multiple Award Schedule , contracting

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 08:19pm EDT
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DHS details services, tools needed to better defend federal networks

The draft solicitation asks for 15 toolsets and 11 service areas to help agencies implement continuous monitoring as-a-service and to buy sensors. DHS has asked vendors on GSA Schedule 70 to comment on the requirements.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , GSA schedule , jason miller

Monday - 10/22/2012, 05:38pm EDT

Unions, watchdog groups renew call for capping 'exorbitant' contractor salaries

A collection of federal unions and watchdogs groups wrote to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee urging support for a law capping taxpayer-funded contracting compensation costs at $230, 700 the maximum salary earned by the highest-paid federal employees.

Tags: acquisition policy , contracting , contractor pay cap , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , AFGE , NTEU , POGO , Carl Levin , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 06:05pm EDT

The Cybersecurity debate

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will talk about cybersecurity and risk managment.
October 18, 2012

Tags: Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Act of 2012 , Afzal Bari , Jason Wilson , Kiersten Todt Coon , Liberty Group Ventures LLC , risk management , cyber attacks , Allen Scott

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 08:21pm EDT
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Business development and capture management

Host Mark Amtower discusses capture analytics and other contracting topics with Lohfeld Consulting CEO Bob Lohfeld.
October 15, 2012(Encore presentation November 5, 2012)

Tags: Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting Group , contracting , business development , Capture Management , APMP , GovConnection

Monday - 10/15/2012, 09:27pm EDT
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Air Force looks to revamp its definition of cyberspace

Current definitions of cyberspace have led to confusion about roles, responsibilities, lanes in the road, a top Air Force general said Thursday. Senior leaders will convene a summit in November to zero-in on a common understanding of cyber.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , workforce , Air Force , Michael Basla , William Shelton , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:10pm EDT
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DoD carries weight of governmentwide small business goal

As the biggest spender in the federal government, the Defense Department has the greatest potential to award contracts to small businesses. But the nature and breadth of defense contracts can leave out small firms. In part one of Federal News Radio's special report, The Small Business Dilemma, we examine how the Pentagon is taking steps to make it easier for small firms to do business with the department.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Alice Williams , Army Contracting Command , Sean Crean , Navy , Naval Supply Systems Command , set-asides , Mitch Free , Connecting to American Manufacturing , MFG.com , Small Business Dilemma , small business , Jolie Lee , exclusive

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 08:00am EDT

Swing states, tax code and the fiscal cliff

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will examine the challenges facing the swing state of Virginia. Plus, what does Arizona Senator John McCain think about the U.S. tax code and other financial issues.
October 11, 2012

Tags: contracting , Romney presidential campaign , Obama presidential campaign , swing states , Virginia , John McCain , fiscal cliff , tax code , Nela Richardson , Melissa Avstreih , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , IBM Business Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 07:07pm EDT
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Agencies finally figuring out how HSPD-12 cards can improve security

More than eight years after the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requiring the issuance of secure identity cards, governmentwide and agency-specific initiatives provide hope the smart cards can be more than "glorified ID cards." NIST and GSA are developing an identity exchange in the cloud. DHS and IRS are putting their cards to use at a local level for both building and computer access.

Tags: technology , identity management , Tom McCarty , DHS , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Sharon James , IRS , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , cloud computing , information sharing , back-end attribute exchange , GSA , PortfolioStat , HSPD-12 , AFCEA Bethesda , ACT-IAC , standards based acquisition model , jason miller

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 06:01am EDT
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