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What's the latest at the ASBC?

Host Mark Amtower interviews American Small Business Coalition Chief Visionary Officer Guy Timberlake. They will talk about the goals and mission of the organization.
February 6, 2012(Encore presentation March 5, 2012)

Tags: contracting , american Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , online networking , content development , information sharing , Rep. Bill Owen , Rep. Sam Graves , Small business contracting , professional development

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:29am EST
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GAO: 'Inconsistent' cost estimates plague DoD reports

As Pentagon budgets become tighter, the Defense Department is looking for ways to cut costs in weapons systems. But the only way to make cuts is to know how and where money is being spent. Ostensibly, the full lifecycle-cost estimates for DoD's major acquisition programs are collected in the Pentagon's selected acquisition report or SAR. Cary Russell, the acting director for defense capabilities and management issues at GAO, told In Depth with Francis Rose the reports contain "inconsistent" information.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , GAO , DoD , Cary Russell

Monday - 02/06/2012, 04:57pm EST
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Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , F-35 , Lockheed Martin , DoD Update , contracting , John McCain , Carl Levin

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

Salient Federal Solutions' Brad Antle on the federal market space (agile development)

Brad Antle, the president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss the federal market space and how his company leverages agile development.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Brad Antle , Salient Federal Solutions , contracting , industry , Industry Chatter , agile development

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 05:11pm EST
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Are agencies abusing reverse auctions?

Some people who follow contracting say agencies are abusing small businesses through the reverse auction process. Raul Espinosa, the president of the Fairness in Procurement Initiative joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss why he believes agencies are abusing simplified acquisitions.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , Raul Espinosa , small business , simplified acquisition

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 06:11pm EST
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Regulatory changes for contractors

Jack Horan and Jason Workmaster, partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talk about how contractors and subcontractors will be affected by recent regulatory changes.
January 31, 2012

Tags: Coalition for Government Procurement , contracting , contractors , subcontractors , Jack Horan , Jason Workmaster , McKenna, Long & Aldridge , Small business contracting , contracting reform , federal market , certification , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , rules and regulations

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:26pm EST
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New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , workforce , contracting , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive , veterans

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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Mergers and acquisitions

KippsDeSanto Managing Director Kevin DeSanto joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the merger and acquisition market.
January 30, 2012(Encore presentation March 26, 2012)

Tags: contracting , Amtower Off Center , mergers and acquisitions , Kevin DeSanto , KippsDeSanto , SRA , Providence , DRC , HPTI , USR , Apptis , cybersecurity , health IT , intelligence

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:09pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , Energy , management , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , best practices , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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Obama: Global supply chain security part of national security

President Barack Obama has adopted a new strategy declaring for the first time that the United States has a national security interest to protect the nation's economic goods against terrorists, criminals and natural disasters in all corners of the globe.

Tags: Barack Obama , DHS , Davos , trade , national security , terrorism , global supply chain , contracting , technology , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:44am EST
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