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The current state of contracting

Host Mark Amtower talks about the big contracting issues with Northrup Grumman's Ed Swallow and Dan Mintz from PowerTek Corporation.
April 9, 2012(Encore presentation April 23, 2012)

Tags: cybersecurity , cloud computing , best value , health IT , Subcontracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , Ed Swallow , Northrup Grumman , Dan Mintz , Powertek Corporation , contracting

Monday - 04/09/2012, 11:51pm EDT
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Analysis: Further actions against GSA commissioners remain a possibility

Although scandal rocked the General Services Administration's leadership this last week, it remains unclear whether the four regional commissioners out on leave would face criminal prosecution.

Tags: GSA , Debra Roth , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , management , Michael OConnell , contracting , inspector general , fraud, waste and abuse

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:21am EDT
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Ship competition may offer Navy a buying model for the future

Lockheed Martin and Austal are currently building 55 Littoral Combat Ships for the Navy. Kevin Brancato, a defense analyst for BGov and author of the report, "'Real Competition' for The Littoral Combat Ship," discusses how the Navy's competition between the two contractors may serve as a model for future acquisitions.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , LCS , Navy , DoD , contracting , acquisition policy , DoD Report

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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GAO examines DoD's audit stance, weapons portfolio

Asif Khan, the director of financial management and assurance at GAO, and Mike Sullivan, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss two recent GAO report.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Selected Acquisition Report , Asif Khan , Mike Sullivan , GAO

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:04pm EDT
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Arma, Thales awarded deployed equipment contracts

U.S. Special Forces Command awarded two big contracts to Arma Global Corporation and Thales Communications.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , contracting ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:29am EDT

What's new at the U.S. Postal Service?

Bill Doucette, head of Federal Sector Sales at the U.S. Postal Service, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the agency's programs and services.
April 3, 2012

Tags: contracting , procurement , Bill Doucette , US Postal Service , federal market , GSA schedule , express delivery , priority mail , recycling , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 12:34am EDT
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Controlling contract costs spurs more questions, few answers

A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee heard testimony Thursday on a seemingly simple subject: Is it cheaper for the federal government to employ its own workforce or hire contractors? But industry groups representing government contractors say the question is often more complicated than it might seem.

Tags: industry , contracting , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Claire McCaskill , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , PSC , Stan Soloway

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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Oxygen problem in F-22 Raptor remains a mystery

An Air Force advisory panel says it still can't explain what caused blackouts and dizziness among pilots flying its supersonic F-22 Raptor.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , industry , F-22 Raptor

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:01pm EDT

FAA awards cyber contract to lock down personally identifiable information

The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen cybersecurity firm Lunarline to lock down personally identifiable information in its systems. The company says it'll help the agency prevent unauthorized access and disclosure of such material.

Tags: cybersecurity , contracting , Lunarline , FAA , In Depth , Emily Kopp , Tom Temin

Friday - 03/30/2012, 02:07pm EDT

Air Force has new plan to increase small business contracting

The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.

Tags: contracting , Small business contracting , Joseph McDade , Air Force , Defense , industry , David Van Buren , SBA , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:28am EST
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