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How closely does contracting bill mirror panel recommendations?

A new bill to reform wartime contracting, which incorporates many of the recommendations made by a panel that studied the issue for four years, has garnered a mixed response. Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting law at the University of Baltimore Law School who served on the contracting panel, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the bill.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Industry , DoD , Charles Tiefer , Congress , Commission on Wartime Contracting

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: DoD , Industry , Contracting , Acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Scott Amey , POGO , PSC , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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DHS unification still high risk 9 years later

A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.

Tags: DHS , homeland security , Acquisition , financial management , Congress , House , Technology , Rafael Borras , Bill Keating , Thomas Marino , David Maurer , GAO , Michael McCaul , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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Army acquisition dysfunction is a 'myth,' leaders argue

Army modernization leaders say they've gotten a bad rap on acquisition, and they claim it's undeserved. They point to several wartime success stories, and say they're implementing suggested reforms.

Tags: DoD , Army , Acquisition , Peter Chiarelli , John McHugh , Tony Cucolo , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , William Phillips , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:28am EST
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Navy makes enterprise technology license contracts mandatory

The service will rely on several teams of experts to develop these contracts.

Tags: Navy , DoD , DoD Update , Acquisition , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:40am EST

VA kills $100M contract at heart of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated a $102 million contract for a key component of the e-health record system that is supposed to help streamline the health care that VA and the Defense Department provides to service members, veterans and their families. The agency says it is determining its next steps.

Tags: health IT , Technology , VA , DoD , EHRs , Contracting , Acquisition , Industry , ASM Research , e-health , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:01pm EST

Sequestration and DoD

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a number of federal procurement issues.
February 28, 2012(Encore presentation May 29, 2012)

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , procurement , Jonathan Etherton , Etherton and Associates , federal budget , sequestration , DoD , technical data , fixed price contracts , stystems development , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:29pm EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Tags: SBA , small business , Industry , Acquisition , Contracting , acquisition workforce , American Small Business League , Brian Reeder , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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VA issues stop-work order on crucial element of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a stop-work order on a key component of the integrated electronic health record system it isdeveloping with the Defense Department. Virginia-based ASM Research won the $103 million contract.

Tags: VA , DoD , electronic health record , VistA , health IT , Contracting , Acquisition , Technology , Roger Baker , e-health , Emily Kopp , mobile computing , ASM Research , budget

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:07am EST
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