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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a bi-weekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: DoD , contracting , William LaPlante , Alan Chvotkin , industry , VistA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:15am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: technology , ACT-IAC , State , GSA , FCC , FITARA , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Inside the Reporters Notebook , jason miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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How to sell like a superstar

Author John Jantsch will talk about his new book: "Duct Tape Selling: Think Like a Marketer-Sell Like a Superstar".
May 26, 2014

Tags: contracting , marketing , federal market , Duct Tape Marketing , John Jantsch , Duct Tape Selling: Think Like a Marketer - Sell Like a Superstar , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/26/2014, 09:54pm EDT
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Agencies suspending, debarring contractors more than ever

The Government Accountability Office reports agencies listened to the ISDC's demands to improve and make use of their suspension and debarment tools.

Tags: GAO , OMB , ISDC , suspension , debarment , industry , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 05/23/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Competition, ease of use is GSA's focus for next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration received responses Thursday from vendors on how to shape the first major acquisition under the Network Services 2020 program. Officials say they are heeding the mistakes and missteps of the Networx contract. GSA expects to issue a RFP in November and make the first awards in May 2015.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , GSA , Kevin Gallo , Fred Haines , Tony Bardo , Hughes Network Systems , Network Services 2020 , Networx , telecommunications , jason miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:15am EDT
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Are tight budgets straining trust between agencies, industry?

Are federal budget and staffing shortfalls — particularly among the federal government's acquisition workforce — fueling a climate of mistrust between the government and its contractors? Experts told Federal News Radio as part of the special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees explore the importance of communication in building trust.

Tags: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , acquisition workforce , industry , Tom Mason , Michael Fischetti , NCMA , Cooley LLP , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:30am EDT
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MAS audits and the mandatory disclosure rule

Former General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller, will discuss MAS audits, the mandatory disclosure rule and the role the IG plays within GSA.
May 20, 2014

Tags: contracting , Multiple award schedule contracting , mandatory disclosure rule , contract compliance , GSA IG audits , GSA , Works Progress Administration , Department of Justice , healthcare fraud , Brian Miller , Navigant , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 08:43pm EDT
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The budget outlook for contractors

Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting, will discuss areas of the federal budget that are generating business opportunities for government contractors.
May 13, 2014

Tags: contracting , federal budget , federal market , Ray Bjorklund , BirchGrove Consulting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 08:46pm EDT
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GSA picks 74 vendors for unrestricted OASIS contract

GSA announces the winners under the new multiple-award contract for complex professional services. GSA made 225 awards to 74 contractors across the seven functional areas of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract.

Tags: OASIS , GSA , contracting , industry , Tom Sharpe , small business , jason miller

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:56pm EDT

OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

Tags: jason miller , acquisition policy , workforce , training , OFPP , NCMA , Lesley Field , Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council , Beth Blazek , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:19am EDT
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