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GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , training , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , industry , conferences , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Big MACs: Fixed Price Deals Lag

Brian Friel, a federal business intelligence analyst with Bloomberg Government, spoke The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, to discuss his new study "Big MACs: Fixed-Price Deals Lag."

Tags: Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , MACs , Federal Drive , contracting

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 07:36am EDT
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NASA kicks off SEWP V planning

The space agency will reach $10 billion in sales in 2012 under the SEWP IV governmentwide acquisition contract. Joanne Woytek said there is a lot of industry interest in the next iteration of the contract.

Tags: contracting , Joanne Woytek , NASA , SEWP , GWAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:05am EDT
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Small business contracting

Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Coalition for Government Procurement Chairman Bill Gormley will talk the challenges that small businesses face when trying to do business with the government.
May 15, 2012

Tags: contracting , procurement , small business , Mick Mulvaney , Congress , federal market , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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Developing your business

Consultants Bill Howard and Bruce Jenkins join host Mark Amtower to talk about networking and how to market your company.
May 14, 2012

Tags: contracting , Ft. Meade , Intel , business development , BBI , Maryland Marketing Meeting , Bruce Jenkins , Bill Howard , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/14/2012, 11:58pm EDT
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House drops DoD request to change definition of commercial products

The Pentagon says the way it buys certain commercial products has been abused for more than a decade. The Defense Department asked Congress to include new rules for buying commercial-of-a-type products, which are commercial in nature, but the military is the only or largest customer by far. Industry was pleased to see the House Armed Services Committee not include the change in the Defense authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , commercial-of-a-type , commercial products , contracting , industry , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/14/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Jordan makes his case for being next OFPP administrator

Joe Jordan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee he would focus on three priorities if confirmed. He also backed away somewhat from the administration's stance on a cap on executive compensation. Jordan received support from the committee, and a vote on his nomination could come as early as next week.

Tags: acquisition policy , Congress , management , Joe Jordan , OFPP , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Dan Gordon , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 06:00pm EDT
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Congressional committee considers criminal referral for TSA

House staff report suggests TSA delayed, misled congressional investigators about contents of Texas warehouse that holds security screening equipment.

Tags: DHS , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Darrell Issa , David Nicholson , Jared Serbu , contracting , oversight

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:20am EDT
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All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron talks about the key procurement issues with Joe Hornyak, partner at Holland & Knight LLP.
May 8, 2012

Tags: procurement , contracting , Joe Hornyak , Holland & Knight LLP , teaming agreements , mergers and acquisitions , Small business contracting , mentor-protege agreements , Multiple award schedule contracting , GSA , Mythbusters , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 12:28am EDT
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The federal budget, GSA schedules, and more

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Federal Information Services at Deltek, will talk about a wide variety of issues, when he joins host Mark Amtower on today's show.
January 9, 2012(Encore presentation February 13, 2012)

Tags: Kevin Plexico , Deltek , federal budget , IT spending , GSA schedules , strategic sourcing initiative , IDIQs , GWACs , NGEN , T4 , DHS Eagle , EAGLE , Eagle 2 , First Source , First Source 2 , US Army Eagle , SEWP 4 , Mark Amtower , contracting , procurement , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:46pm EST
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