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On DoD: DISA mobility, Defense acqusition

John Hickey, the mobility program manager for the Defense Information Systems Agency, talks about the status of DoD's commercial mobile device programs, for both classified and unclassified communications. Greg Wenzel, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the findings of a recent survey of government employees about DoD acquisition.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Jared Serbu , John Hickey , DISA , Greg Wenzel , Booz Allen Hamilton

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:38pm 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 6, 2014

Tags: contracting , Multiple award schedule contracting , audits , 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 - 05/06/2014, 08:43pm EDT
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Doing business with the federal government

Ed Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Federal and Defense Technologies at Northrop Grumman, provide tips on what your company can do to increase its chances of winning government contracts.
May 5, 2014

Tags: contracting , Ed Swallow , Northrop Grumman , LinkedIn , small business , business development , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/05/2014, 07:59pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: Beth McGrath and John Powers

The National Defense Authorization Act is almost ready for the full House Armed Services Committee to review. One certainty is that the final dollar total will be smaller than last year. The Pentagon will make many hard decisions in the coming years, but it will have data and other tools to help make those decisions. John Powers, principal at Deloitte and leader of its Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring practice, and Beth McGrath, director of Deloitte's federal practice and former deputy chief management officer and performance improvement officer at the Defense Department, were Francis Rose's guests for Industry Chatter.

Tags: Beth McGrath , John Powers , Deloitte , DoD , Industry Chatter , In Depth

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:24pm EDT
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DoD acquisition reform providing a few glimmers of progress

The 2009 reform aimed at ending the Pentagon's practice of overpromising the weapons systems it could deliver within the budgets it was asking for is showing signs of success. But DoD's acquisition chief says no amount of legislating will solve cost overruns.

Tags: DoD , Congress , GAO , Frank Kendall , Michael Sullivan , workforce , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:50am EDT
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Grim future awaits DHS' acquisition portfolio

A GAO report says cost overruns, schedule delays and poor results are plaguing major acquisition projects at the Homeland Security Department. GAO said those problems are probably going to get worse before they get better.

Tags: DHS , GAO , Risk MAP , Jeh Johnson , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 02:52pm EDT

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement.

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management will move ahead with a partnership to manage a multiple award contract for human capital and training services. The agencies issued a memorandum of understanding detailing each agency's roles -- GSA will take over facets of acquisition and OPM is responsible for services side of the contract. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the end goal is to procure these types of services at a lower price.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA , OPM , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:45pm EDT
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Building a smart, lean government

Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, what the government could do to become leaner and more efficient.
April 29, 2014

Tags: contracting , Smart Lean Government Initiative , Tom Davis , Congress , Deloitte , efficiency in government , duplication , cloud computing , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , shared services

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:02pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: The funny side of strategic sourcing; NSTIC turns 3

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. GSA and SBA continue their ongoing quarrel over the Office Supplies 3 contract, and April marks the three-year anniversary of NSTIC's release.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , IT , strategic sourcing , GSA , SBA , NSTIC , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/28/2014, 04:00am EDT

General Dynamics secures $17.65B contract with Navy

General Dynamics' subsidiary Electric Boat will be responsible for building 10 additional Virginia-class submarines as part of a $17.65 billion contract with the Navy.

Tags: General Dynamics , contracting , Navy

Monday - 04/28/2014, 11:30pm EDT
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