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Nick Guertin, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The Defense Department's Better Buying Power principles are saving the Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. In one instance, the Better Buying Power approach allowed the Navy to acquire three new guided-missile destroyers because it saved a total of $300 million on the entire purchase. Nick Guertin, director of Transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the future of the Navy's acquisition policy and how the BBP strategy will play a role.

Tags: Nick Guertin , DoD , Navy , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:04pm EST
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Navy looks to open architectures, modular systems to build its fleet

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, said his service needs to pivot away from large, proprietary shipbuilding programs, citing the need for more flexible, adaptable platforms.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 01:08pm EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

A subcontractor has to protect its own interest and read the fine print. If not, a company could be exposed to a minefield of problems with the prime. Tim Sullivan is a veteran of the contracting world and writer of the blog, "10 Myths of Government Contracting." In this installment, Sullivan joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to tackle myth number five: Not to worry, my prime contractor will tell me what should be in our subcontract.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , contracting , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 09:35am EST
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IG Report: Better acquisition monitoring needed at DHS

In his review of the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS inspector general says the agency needs better monitoring of catching duplicative programs and acquisition. An independent auditor also outlines some flaws at DHS.

Tags: DHS , OIG , oversight , Tom Carper , Acquisition management , Jory Heckman , management

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 11:30am EST

What's it like in the GWAC world?

NASA SEWP Program Manager Joanne Woytek and Rob Coen, acting director the NIH's GWAC program will discuss a wide range of issues including interagency contracting and strategic sourcing.
November 18, 2014

Tags: contracting , GWACs , NASA SEWP , NIH , Joanne Woytek , Rob Coen , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:19pm EST
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The Big Data-Driven Business

Author Sean Callahan joins host Mark Amtower to talk about his book: "The Big Data-Driven Business".
November 17, 2014

Tags: contracting , big data , Sean Callahan , Russell Glass , The Big Data Driven Business , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/17/2014, 08:33pm EST
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Dump DUNS? Maybe it's starting

The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21. The General Services Administration, which runs FPDS-NG, said the public ATOM feeds will be updated by masking select data elements, specifically company's DUNS number.

Tags: industry , contracting , Guy Timberlake , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , American Small Business Council , Federal Procurement Data System , data sharing , GSA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:57am EST

VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for that scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system.

Tags: technology , industry , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , patient scheduled system , open source , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:15am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for the scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system, Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015 and the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Veteran Affairs , technology

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:02am EST
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

A scholarship for veterans who want to be your agency's next acquisition leaders is now available. The Coalition for Government Procurement unveils it in its 35th anniversary celebration. Roger Waldron, president of the coalition, told In Depth with Francis Rose about the celebration.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , veterans , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:10pm EST
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