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Cyber acquisitions, the internet tax debate, and the R&D tax credit

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss which cybersecurity companies are being targeted for mergers and acquisitions. Plus, what's next in the internet tax debate and how are companies benefiting from the R&D tax credit.
August 2, 2012

Tags: Bloomberg Government , Allen Scott , Sopen Shah , Afzal Bari , Matthew Caminiti , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , cloud computing , data storage , Internet tax , R&D tax credit

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:00pm EDT
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VA not doing enough to verify service-disabled veteran owned firms

GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.

Tags: GAO , GSA , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , Veterans Affairs , VetBiz , contracting , acquisition policy , industry , Taeja Smith

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:11am EDT

Workplace innovation

Chris Hood, managing director of Workplace Innovation at CB Richard Ellis explains how changing your work environment can save money and improve performance.
July 31, 2012

Tags: contracting , workplace issues , workplace innovation , innovation , efficiency , Chris Hood , CB Richard Ellis , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 11:58pm EDT
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Multiple roles more help than hindrance, say agency CAOs

The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.

Tags: GAO , Bill Woods , CAO , SARA , OFPP , Chief Acquisition Officer , management , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:55pm EDT
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Small contractors could be hit hardest under planned Defense spending cuts

Small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers receive 75 percent of appropriated dollars for defense or military programs. But these small businesses, who lack the lobbying power of top- tier defense contractors, may suffer more from sequestration than big companies.

Tags: defense , defense spending , defense contractor , defense contracting , budget , Iraq , sequestration , Lockheed Martin , Boeing , Mackenzie Eaglen , AEI

Monday - 07/30/2012, 09:19pm EDT
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All Things Channel!

ImmixGroup's Allan Rubin and Skip Liesegang will talk about how their company is helping channel participants do more business with government.
July 30, 2012(Encore presentation December 17, 2012)

Tags: GSA schedules , SEWP , channel , VAR , reseller , ImmixGroup , Allan Rubin , Skip Liesegang , marketing , Government Channel Leadership Council , Amtower Off Center , Mark Amtower , contracting

Monday - 07/30/2012, 10:59pm EDT
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Former OFPP officials say government in state of 'paralysis'

Former officials from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy say agencies need to get out of the ditch they have dug for themselves by taking multiple-award contracts the wrong way.

Tags: industry , contracts , GAO , MAC , best practices , Rob Burton , Venable , Allan Burman , Deidre Lee , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:24pm EDT

EXCLUSIVE: DHS directorate withdraws controversial vendor checklist

The National Protection and Programs Directorate said it would not put a contractor communication guidance in place that would have required agency leaders to answer 15 questions before meeting with companies. Industry experts said the draft guidance would have had a chilling effect on agency-contractor communication.

Tags: industry , DHS , Mythbusters , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Industry-agency communication , Scott Amey , POGO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:40am EDT
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Navy simplifies IT proposal template to focus on savings

The Navy's chief information officer released an abbreviated business case analysis template in an effort to encourage IT industry personnel to propose ideas focused on cost savings. The CIO must continue to decrease IT spending by 25 percent over the next four years.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , IT , budget , Terry Halvorsen , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Multiple award contracts

Bloomberg Government Federal Business Analyst Brian Friel talks about why multiple award contracts have become so popular and where the government market is headed.
July 24, 2012

Tags: contracting , Multiple award contracts , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , federal market , GWACs , MAC , enterprise multiple award contracts , procurement , contract vehicles , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:47pm EDT
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