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Regulatory changes for contractors

Jack Horan and Jason Workmaster, partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talk about how contractors and subcontractors will be affected by recent regulatory changes.
January 31, 2012

Tags: Coalition for Government Procurement , contracting , contractors , subcontractors , Jack Horan , Jason Workmaster , McKenna, Long & Aldridge , Small business contracting , contracting reform , federal market , certification , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , rules and regulations

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:26pm EST
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New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , workforce , contracting , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive , veterans

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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Mergers and acquisitions

KippsDeSanto Managing Director Kevin DeSanto joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the merger and acquisition market.
January 30, 2012(Encore presentation March 26, 2012)

Tags: contracting , Amtower Off Center , mergers and acquisitions , Kevin DeSanto , KippsDeSanto , SRA , Providence , DRC , HPTI , USR , Apptis , cybersecurity , health IT , intelligence

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:09pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , Energy , management , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , best practices , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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Obama: Global supply chain security part of national security

President Barack Obama has adopted a new strategy declaring for the first time that the United States has a national security interest to protect the nation's economic goods against terrorists, criminals and natural disasters in all corners of the globe.

Tags: Barack Obama , DHS , Davos , trade , national security , terrorism , global supply chain , contracting , technology , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:44am EST

In contracting, the details may be the devil

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss contract terms and why vagueness may actually help.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , Steve Kelman , Francis Rose ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:39pm EST
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GSA hires CGI to take Data.gov, USA.gov, others to the cloud

Under the five-year, $20.7 million contract, CGI will provide public-cloud hosting and transition services.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , CGI Federal , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , Jason Miller , Data.gov , USA.gov

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:36pm EST

Small biz trying to get piece of DoD procurement pie

The Pentagon has been under pressure to spend less, and that urgency is growing, as the threat of automatic-cuts looms.

Tags: John Shoraka , SBA , contracting , DoD , Congress

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:08am EST
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Obama announces 3 key DoD nominations

President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon's personnel and policy chiefs and the department's chief weapons buyer.

Tags: DoD , people , Erin Conaton , Air Force , Frank Kendall , James Miller , Clifford Stanley , Jo Ann Rooney , Michele Flournoy , Ashton Carter

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:01pm EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD budget , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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