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DoD's latest efficiency push revolves around service contracting

A group of functional domain experts are reaching out to the military services and agencies to look at service contracting spending across 12 areas. The Defense Department's goal is to use strategic sourcing to improve how it buys in these categories. The Army created a governance board to bring together all stakeholders during specific points of the acquisition process to find opportunities to collaborate.

Tags: contracting , DoD , Dick Ginman , Army , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jason Miller , Harry Hallock

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:25am EDT

Navy looks to overhaul acquisition processes for aviation systems

The Naval Air Systems Command's acquisition practices are laden with so much unnecessary costs that its commander worries about its ability to meet its mission to the fleet a few years from now. NAVAIR's commander said it's time to rethink the way it engages the acquisition system and with industry.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Sea Air Space Exposition , Naval Air Systems Command , David Dunaway , technology , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:55am EDT
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Christopher Pernin, RAND Arroyo Center

The rapid acquisition policy the Army uses in Afghanistan could be moving too quickly. The department can customize how it uses the Defense Acquisition System to make sure war fighters get what they need. But the Army's information technology systems might need a slower approach. Christopher Pernin, director of the Force Development and Technology Program at the RAND Arroyo Center and a senior physical scientist and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, tells In Depth with Francis Rose they believe the Army can use acquisition policies it already has to improve its IT systems.

Tags: Christopher Pernin , RAND , Army , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:06pm EDT
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DoD plots third chapter in Better Buying Power initiative

The latest edition of the Defense Department's effort to buy more capability without more money will emphasize the idea of bringing outside innovation into the military acquisition process.

Tags: DoD , industry , Better Buying Power , management , budget , Frank Kendall , Early Wyatt , Robert Baker , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:50am EDT
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Defense Department may be losing faith in the prices on the Federal Supply Schedule. DoD says its contracting officers can't assume the prices are fair and reasonable, so they need to make an extra effort to make sure they're the best option available. That mindset should sound familiar because it's already part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, whether this is a duplicative rule or not.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Federal Acquisition Regulation , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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An legal update on government contracts

David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, will give us his thoughts on the Mandatory Disclosure Rule, and other legal issues.
April 8, 2014

Tags: contracting , Civil False Claims Act , Multiple Award Schedule , mandatory disclosure rule , FAR , pay equity , bid protests , David Dowd , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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Does your company need a board of advisors?

Stan Krejci of the SK Group discusses whether your company needs a board of advisers, and if so, how you should assemble one.
April 7, 2014

Tags: small business , board of advisors , Stan Krejci , SK Group , industry , management , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/07/2014, 07:07pm EDT
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SBA finds fault with GSA's strategic sourcing analysis for office supplies

SBA said GSA's impact analysis failed on two main accounts. SBA said it disagreed on GSA's claim that OS3 is a follow-on contract to OS2 and therefore is not a consolidation of contract requirements subject to the provisions of the Small Business Act. SBA also said GSA's argument that it is "contrary to law" to provide an economic analysis on the consequences of small business on a consolidated contract is wrong.

Tags: industry , contracting , strategic sourcing , GAO , SBA , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , Tony Franco , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT

The state of the national security market

David Ramirez, general manager of the Federal Solutions business unit at the L-3 National Security Solutions group, will discuss innovation and what agencies are looking for in terms of services and technologies.
April 1, 2014

Tags: contracting , federal market , David Ramirez , L3 National Security Solutions , IDIQs , procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 07:31pm EDT
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All things social

Hewlett Packard social media guru Christina Morrison will discuss how to create a social media strategy for your agency or business.
March 31, 2014

Tags: contracting , social media , Facebook , LinkedIn , Business to Government , Christina Morrison , Hewlett Packard , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/31/2014, 10:51pm EDT
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