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What does Capgemini bring to the government market?

Capgemini CEO Doug Lane and Barbara Rosenbaum, vice president of Federal, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the company and its plans to become a bigger presence in the federal market.
October 27, 2014

Tags: contracting , Capgemini Government Solutions , Doug Lane , Barbara Rosenbaum , federal market , DHS , collaboration , market strategy , big data , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Friday - 10/24/2014, 08:14pm EDT
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Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Tags: contracting , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Congress , House , fair labor practices , labor laws , PSC , workforce , pay

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

DOD asks leaders to grade RFPs earlier in acquisitions

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, said senior officials review solicitations before they get Milestone A approval to move into the technology development phase. This type of analysis had been missing previously or only done after it was too late.

Tags: contracting , DoD , Katrina McFarland , TechAmerica Foundation , Better Buying Power , Gerry Robbins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:33am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials to review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development. That's the phase commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the current and future impact of BBP.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Milestone A , DoD , Better Buying Power ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:48am EDT
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An "under the hood" look at procurement

Tom Sisti, chief legislative counsel at SAP will discuss procurement reform and the challenges facing the procurement system.
October 28, 2014

Tags: procurement , contracting , Tom Sisti , SAP , procurement reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 06:01pm EDT
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Government Contracting Myth No. 2: We should always protest

A company's reputation is an important part of its success and its reputation could be harmed if it is known as a business that protests everything, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This post is the second in the 10-part series, "10 Myths of Government Contracting."

Tags: contracting , industry , best practices , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , Public Contracting Institute , contracting myths

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:00am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Declassifying cyber doctrine, institutionalizing rapid acquisition and credit card perks

In this edition of "Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon declassifies its long-awaited joint doctrine for cyberspace operations; DoD tries to institutionalize gains on rapid acquisition, but much depends on the workforce; the Pentagon announces several policy changes to cut travel expenses; and DISA shops for expansion of its classified commercial smartphone service.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , DoD , technology , cybersecurity , travel , mobility , Andrew Hunter , Jared Serbu , DISA

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:18am EDT

Leap Ahead program keeps DHS cyber offerings on cutting edge

The Homeland Security Department has reviewed about 18 new or improved cybersecurity tools or technologies that may be added to the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM). John Streufert, the director of Federal Network Resilience at National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, said CDM is not delayed and on track to deliver results.

Tags: technology , contracting , cybersecurity , DHS , John Streufert , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , continuous monitoring , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , FISMA , critical system resilience , Leap Ahead program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:55am EDT
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An acquisition wish list for Santa

Keith Trippie, a former Senior Executive Service member executive director for the Enterprise System Development Office at DHS, pens an acquisition wish list for Santa.

Tags: contracting , share-in-savings , FedRAMP , cloud computing , workforce , strategic sourcing , Keith Trippie

Friday - 10/17/2014, 10:15am EDT
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Keith Trippie, CEO, Trippie Group

Christmas is almost exactly two months away. Wish lists for Santa Claus are already filling up across government. One of them is an acquisition wish list. It's from Keith Trippie -- he's CEO of the Trippie Group -- and former Executive Director of the Enterprise System Development Office in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Homeland Security Departement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Keith explained why he's writing his list to Santa in the first place.

Tags: Keith Trippie , Trippie Group , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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