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All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron talks federal procurement with David Drabkin, corporate director for Acquisition Policy at the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
February 21, 2012

Tags: contracting , procurement , David Drabkin , Northrop Grumman , Federal Procurement , contract duplication , acquisition workforce , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Executive search firms

Boxwood Executive Search President Bert Sadtler will talk about how government agencies use executive search firms.
February 20, 2012

Tags: executive search , HR , executive compensation , recruitment , Mark Amtower , contracting , government market , social networks , LinkedIn , Boxwood Executive Search , Bert Sadtler , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:47pm EST
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GSA creating cloud marketplace for federal services

The goal is for agencies to offer on a fee-for-service basis excess cloud capacity. GSA's Dave McClure said financial management, human resources, customer relationship management and geospatial services are some of the possible offerings.

Tags: technology , Dave McClure , GSA , cloud computing , contracting , OMB , FedRAMP , Email-as-a-service , cybersecurity , SIIA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 04:01pm EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

Congress mulls expansion of VA's system to verify veteran-owned firms

The Veterans Affairs Department's process for verifying eligibility in the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses program could become standard procedure for all agencies. VA is the only department that checks to make sure contractors are eligible.

Tags: contracting , Ruben Gomez , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , GAO , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Friday - 02/10/2012, 07:56pm EST
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What's top of mind for contracting community?

Steve Charles, the co-founder and executive vice president of technology contractor ImmixGroup, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the issues contractors are facing.

Tags: Steve Charles , ImmixGroup , contracting , industry , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/10/2012, 06:05pm EST
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Oracle to pay $1.9B for Taleo, extends SAP rivalry

Oracle Corp. is escalating its rivalry with German business-software maker SAP AG with a $1.9 billion purchase of Taleo Corp., a company that helps businesses hire and manage their employees.

Tags: Oracle , Taleo , SAP , industry , technology , cloud computing

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 04:08pm EST

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on virtualization and the subscription model

Gunnar Hellekson, the chief technolgoy strategist for Red Hat's U.S. public sector group, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss virtualization and the subscription model for agency IT.

Tags: industry , Industry Chatter , technology , IT , cloud computing , Gunnar Hellekson , Red Hat , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:40pm EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

DoD testing plant DNA to fight counterfeit parts

The Defense Logistics Agency has completed a pilot program with industry on using botanical molecules in the supply authentication process.

Tags: Janice Meraglia , Applied DNA Sciences , Chris Metz , DLA , DoD , contracting , counterfeits , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 11:48am EST
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