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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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Vendors start to see contracts slowing down with sequestration looming

Contractors warn of possible layoffs due to potential budget cuts. Some companies are in waiting mode to see what happens with Congress over the next six months.

Tags: Debbie James , SAIC , sequestration , budget , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Ruben Gomez , industry , contracting

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:56am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Top acquisition stories

Jason Miller, executive editor of Federal News Radio and "In Depth" host Francis Rose count down the top acquisition stories of 2012 and highlights some of the stories from the Federal News Radio week-long special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:38pm EDT
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Rapid acquisition speeds capabilities to warfighters

With a $500 billion budget, the United States is the world's biggest buyer, and Defense is the biggest piece of that pie. The Rapid Acquisition Program has kicked into overdrive to help warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roy Smith, an executive vice president at ITG and a member of the executive advisory council of the National Contract Management Association, discusses how the program works and how industry views its achievements.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , contracting , Rapid Acquisition Program , NCMA , Roy Smith , ITG , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , DoD

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:41pm EDT

SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tags: contracting , industry , SSA , CenturyLink , Networx , telecommunications , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Agencies given how-to guide for modular, agile IT contracting

Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan released the guidance that highlights possible risks or challenges, and offers checklists, templates and other tools to make the move to this smaller, more outcome based approach easier for agencies.

Tags: acquisition policy , contracting , industry , OMB , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Steven VanRoekel , IT reform , TechStat , modular contracting , agile development , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:44pm EDT

The who's who of federal acquisition

A look at the major acquisition professionals making a difference in government. Do you know everyone on our list?

Tags: contracting , workforce , management , people , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:57am EDT

Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Tags: On DoD , suspension and debarment , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , DLA , Steven Shaw , Normand Lussier

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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