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What's ahead for small business?

Tom Johnson, publisher of Set-Aside Alert talks about the challenges facing contractors.
July 2, 2012(Encore presentation August 20, 2012)

Tags: contracting , government market , Tom Johnson , Set Aside Alert , set-asides , small business , DoD , Department of Veteran Affairs , OMB , Mythbusters , IT procurements , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 07/02/2012, 11:37pm EDT
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DHS hones dynamic approach to securing agency computer networks

Homeland Security releases policy and guidance on how departments and vendors will implement continuous monitoring and get away from static reports on the cyber health of their systems. DHS is hoping Congress approves a $200 million funding request to buy five different commercial cyber tools, a dashboard and a security data warehouse in 2013.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , cybersecurity , John Streufert , continuous monitoring , FISMA , cloud computing , FedRAMP , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Women vendors get less than price of drone from US set-asides

A new federal program to help small contractors owned by women is drawing criticism from lawmakers and business advocates who say it has provided too little assistance to too few firms.

Tags: Danielle Ivory , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Small business contracting ,

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:51am EDT
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VA wants to change vet-owned business re-verification from 1 to 2 years

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to change the frequency of reverifying veteran-owned businesses from once a year to once every two years, according to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register.

Tags: VA , contracting , Bob Hesser , Vet-Force , Jolie Lee , Federal Register , veterans

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:56am EDT

GSA's OASIS contract to streamline professional services offerings

The General Services Administration is months away from releasing details of its newest contract vehicle that will allow agencies to find professional services solutions across disciplines. OASIS program manager Jim Ghiloni gave a status update on the contract.
June 26, 2012(Encore presentation July 10, 2012)

Tags: Jim Ghiloni , OASIS , contracting , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , technology , professional services

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:22pm EDT
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GSA, DISA face protests of billion dollar awards

CWTSatoTravel objected to the $1.4 billion E- Travel award going to Concur Technologies. SAIC protested DISA's $4.6 billion award for the Global Information Grid management services to Lockheed Martin. Both protestors are the incumbent contractors.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , DISA , Concur Technologies , E-Travel , CWTSatoTravel , Lockheed Martin , SAIC , GAO , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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DRC awarded $10 million in contracts with IRS

Dynamics Research Corporation has been awarded $10.2 million in contracts with the Internal Revenue Service. DRC will provide independent verification and validation services for the Credit Card Processor's systems and will be responsible for the system readiness and accuracy of the credit card program.

Tags: DRC , IRS , TIPSS-4 , Taeja Smith , contracting ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 06:15pm EDT

Election preview

Host Roger Waldron talks about the upcoming fall elections with former Virginia congressman, and Deloitte Federal Government Affairs Director Tom Davis.
June 19, 2012

Tags: contracting , 2012 election , Tom Davis , Deloitte , budget battle , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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Agencies have much to learn from bid protest process

Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.

Tags: Joseph Petrillo , Federal Drive , Steven Maser , bid protests , contracting , management , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , General Services Administration

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 10:45am EDT
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GSA considers alternatives to track contractors

For decades, the General Services Administration has contracted with the company Dun & Bradstreet to provide unique identifying numbers for businesses. These numbers called Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS numbers allow GSA to track contractors and other recipients of federal funds. But the cost of using this service has grown from $1 million in 2002 to about $19 million per year under the current contract.

Tags: Bill Woods , GAO , Dun & Bradstreet , DUNS number , contracting , inherently governmental , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 11:20am EDT
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