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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

In contracting, the details may be the devil

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss contract terms and why vagueness may actually help.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , Steve Kelman , Francis Rose ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:39pm EST
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GSA hires CGI to take Data.gov, USA.gov, others to the cloud

Under the five-year, $20.7 million contract, CGI will provide public-cloud hosting and transition services.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , CGI Federal , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , Jason Miller , Data.gov , USA.gov

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:36pm EST

Small biz trying to get piece of DoD procurement pie

The Pentagon has been under pressure to spend less, and that urgency is growing, as the threat of automatic-cuts looms.

Tags: John Shoraka , SBA , contracting , DoD , Congress

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:08am EST
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Obama announces 3 key DoD nominations

President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon's personnel and policy chiefs and the department's chief weapons buyer.

Tags: DoD , people , Erin Conaton , Air Force , Frank Kendall , James Miller , Clifford Stanley , Jo Ann Rooney , Michele Flournoy , Ashton Carter

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:01pm EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD budget , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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DoD, industry take on 'pervasive instability' in contracting

Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DoD contract management.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Ray Bjorklund , Deltek , contract management , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/20/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Coast Guard rethinking mobile security

Adm. Bob Day, the assistant commander for C4&IT at the U.S. Coast Guard, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's recent purchase of a mobile-security solution from contractor Unisys.

Tags: industry , contracting , Coast Guard , mobile , Unisys , In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Day

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:42pm EST
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Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Tags: technology , management , DoJ , Integrated Wireless Network , telecommunications , General Dynamics , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST

VanRoekel helping Congress grasp benefits of cloud

The federal CIO said he's not concerned that the administration's cloud initiative will fall victim to the same types of roadblocks lawmakers set out for e-government seven years ago. VanRoekel said members of Congress need data on the value cloud computing brings. He also said vendor management organizations and mobile computing are among his short term priorities.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , GSA , mobile , Federal Mobility Strategy , Congress , contracting , Army , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:05pm EST
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