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All things Web 2.0

Jaime Gracia, Guy Timberlake, and Evan Weisel, join host Mark Amtower to disucss everything you need to know about social media.
July 23, 2012(Encore presentation August 13, 2012)

Tags: Web 2.0 , social media , blogging , webinars , social networks , Facebook , LinkedIn , Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Guy Timberlake , American Small Business Coalition , Evan Weisel , Welz & Weisel , contracting , Gov 2.0 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 12:35am EDT
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FAR Council proposes rule for overseas contractors

The FAR Council wants to implement governmentwide requirements to increase the oversight of security personnel abroad.

Tags: acquisition policy , FAR Council , overseas contracting , Taeja Smith

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Senators tell DoJ to fix its suspension, debarment databases

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) want regular updates from Justice officials on the steps they are taking to better input and share information on vendors who have committed crimes. The DoJ IG found the agency's internal controls and training were lacking.

Tags: contracting , Justice Department , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , suspension and debarment , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:12am EDT
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OFPP trying to solve major vendor data inconsistency

The office asked for industry comment on how to get better data into the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System. OFPP asked for input on seven questions.

Tags: acquisition policy , contracting , industry , OFPP , GSA , DoD , vendor ethics , FAPIIS , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/20/2012, 02:20pm EDT

Impact of health IT spending; sequestration and Capitol Hill

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss the benefits of electronic health records, and legislation that could make its way through Congress before the sequestration deadline.

Tags: BGOV , sequestration , Suzanne Allard , Loren Duggan , Cameron Leuthy , Suzanne Allard Levingston , Allen Scott , Sopen Shah

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 06:42pm EDT
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Navy sharpens acquisition pencil to find savings

The service is taking a four-pronged approach to improve its procurement process and find savings. A review board looks at all acquisitions to make sure its strategy and contract formation are beneficial. Other agencies, like NASA and DHS, are consolidating more contracts into larger buys.

Tags: contracting , Navy , DHS , NASA , Mike Smith , Elliott Branch , Joanne Woytek , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , DoD

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Tags: Humvee , armored truck , DoD Report , budget , GAO , Army , USMC , DoD , Afghanistan , Iraq , Federal Drive , Amanda Iacone

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT

Oversight and compliance challenges

Host Roger Waldron talks government oversight with Ken Donohue of the Reznick Group.
July 17, 2012

Tags: contracting , compliance , oversight , Ken Donohue , Reznick Government , HUD , mortgage crisis , government market , fraud and waste , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 09:05pm EDT
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OMB to expand vendor offices after initial successful tests

The Veterans Affairs Department said it saved $40 million by using this centralized approach to managing contractors. vendor management organizations also help agencies buy more strategically. OFPP plans to expand strategic sourcing and sets a $2 billion savings goal by 2015.

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , OMB , OFPP , strategic sourcing , technology , acquisition policy , contracting , Joe Jordan , PortfolioStat , vendor management organizations , DHS , Jane Holl Lute , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Transportation , John Porcari , Jason Miller , President

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 05:43am EDT
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DoD leaders advocate plug-and-play IT buying

Defense leaders say the Pentagon should skip buying IT for some major systems until contractors finish production. Many big projects take years to complete, meaning the technology inside becomes outdated by project completion.

Tags: DoD , technology , Mark Bowman , David Simpson , DISA , Joint Staff , IT , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 06:36pm EDT
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