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VanRoekel's 2012 IT goals: Crawl, walk, run

"Crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run." That's how Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel framed his 2012 priorities in his first speech to government IT contractors in Washington. He said agencies would have to do "more with less," but he wanted to emphasize the "more."

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , technology , IT , acquisition policy , industry , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , ACT-IAC , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/16/2011, 06:57pm EST
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Army leadership applies pressure on data center consolidation

The Army's senior leaders want the service to beat its 2015 target to cut down the number of data centers it uses.

Tags: technology , Army , Susan Lawrence , Peter Chiarelli , data center consolidation , IT efficiencies , industry , network standards , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:04pm EST

'Forecasting' key to successful suppy-chain management strategy

Glenn San Giacomo, a senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the ins and outs of successful supply chain management. SAIC was recently awarded a supply chain contract by the DLA to provide land and aircraft tires.

Tags: SAIC , Supply chain management , Glenn San Giacomo , industry , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 06:23pm EST
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Johnson: GSA testbed of energy efficiency, savings

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Martha Johnson, administrator for the General Services Administration.
December 13, 2011(Encore presentation December 27, 2011)

Tags: Martha Johnson , GSA , sustainability , strategic sourcing , cloud computing , budget , contracting , procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:28pm EST
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Scope of DCAA's access to internal audits still muddled

Bill Woods, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, directed a team that reviewed seven defense companies and their internal audit processes. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of the report.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , GAO , Bill Woods , DCAA , contracting

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:51pm EST
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DoD renews push against converting in-house work to contractors

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what recent indications from the Defense Department on A-76 and other workforce initiatives mean for industry.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition policy , Venable , Rob Burton , Jo Ann Rooney , A-76

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:47pm EST
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The risks and rewards of cost-reimbursement contracts

Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement who previously served in the General Services Administration, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the pros and cons of cost-reimbursement contracts.

Tags: contracting , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/12/2011, 03:29pm EST
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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Industry group take aim at 2012 Defense Authorization

Alan Chvotkin, the vice president and general counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what industry would like to see in a final bill.

Tags: contracting , industry , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , ARWG , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:59pm EST
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Navy CIO Halvorsen offers best practices for small IT contractors

Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer at the Navy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Navy's efforts to attract small-business IT contractors.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , technology , contracting , industry , Navy , DoD

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:40pm EST
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