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World's longest, most expensive shopping list

Uncle Sam, with your help, takes in more money than any person, place or thing on Earth. Equally important, he spends more in a week, again with your help, than most nation's do in a decade. That's why Federal News Radio's special series, "Inside the World's Biggest Buyer: How $500 billion Dollars Can Be Spent Better," which launches today, is a must-read whether you are on the giving or receiving end, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , contracting , Inside the World

Monday - 06/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Inside the world's biggest buyer

All week long, Federal News Radio presents a multimedia special report on the changing face of acquisition. Throughout the series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, we hear from executive branch acquisition experts, lawmakers, auditors and industry experts on how the government can be a better buyer as it spends half a trillion dollars per year.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller , contracting , workforce , Congress

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:31am EDT

GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

Tags: acquisition policy , industry , Steve Kempf , GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Mick Mulvaney , House Small Business Committee , supply schedules , Demand Based Model , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/08/2012, 05:37am EDT
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VanRoekel says IT reform plan 'shocked' system into change

OMB highlights successes of 25-point strategy on its 18-month anniversary. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies saved $100 million from moving email to the cloud. There now are more than 1,000 qualified program managers in the new job series. The IT reform plan helps institute culture change from CIOs on down.
June 7, 2012(Encore presentation July 5, 2012)

Tags: technology , management , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Mike Hettinger , SIIA , 25-point IT reform plan , cloud computing , shared services , data center consolidation , TechStat , FedRAMP , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , PortfolioStat , agile development , 2210 job series , IT acquisition

Friday - 06/08/2012, 12:27am EDT
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Data reporting and transparency

Mayer Brown LLP partner Marcia Madsen will talk about what government managers and contractors need to know when it comes to data collection and transparency.
June 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 12, 2012)

Tags: contracting , procurement , data collection , transparency , data accountability and transparency act of 2012 , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:08pm EDT
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GSA to launch $1.4B next-generation travel management system

The General Services Administration has awarded Concur Technologies a contract to launch the next phase of the agency's cloud-based travel-management service. Version 2 of the program will provide travel planning, authorizations, reservations, ticketing, and reimbursements and reporting through a streamlined interface

Tags: technology , travel , GSA , E-Gov Travel Services , Concur Technologies , Steve Kempf , Federal Acquisition Service

Monday - 06/04/2012, 03:50pm EDT

Small business contracting: The keys to success

Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition joins host Mark Amtower to discuss what small business contractors can do to increase their business.
June 4, 2012

Tags: contracting , ASBC , Guy Timberlake , GSA schedules , government market , IDIQs , simplified acquisition , small business , networking , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 06/04/2012, 06:59pm EDT
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DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , TRICARE , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , Mackenzie Eaglen , Congress , sequestration , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Sizing up the cyber market, Defense M&A targets, and contractor contributions

Federal Technology Analyst Jason Wilson sizes up the defense cyber market. Defense Financial Analyst Sopen Shah looks at potential targets for mergers and acquisitions. Data Analyst Peter Brusoe looks at how federal contractors are donating money this campaign season.

Tags: Sopen Shah , Allen Scott , Peter Brusoe , Jason Wilson , Bloomberg Government , cybersecurity , mergers , industry , campaign contributions , Capital Impact

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:39am EDT
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Telework and Cloud Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications Director of Federal Sales Russell Brodsky will talk about telework and collaboration is changing at your agency.
May 28, 2012

Tags: contracting , Siemens Enterprise Communications , telework , collaboration , voice over cloud , Amtower Off Center , Mark Amtower

Monday - 05/28/2012, 11:33pm EDT
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