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GSA to bring Microsoft under strategic sourcing umbrella

The agency issues a request for quotes to Schedule 70 vendors to provide 10 different software and services.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Tom Sharpe , strategic sourcing , Microsoft , DoD , exclusive , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 06:22pm EST

House panel targets DoD acquisition reform, but will that be enough?

The House Armed Services Committee created a panel to figure out a way to reform the defense acquisition processes. Experts say reform may be difficult but it's also necessary given tight budgets and sequestration.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Bill Greenwalt , In Depth , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition reform , House , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mac Thornberry , DHS , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 02:29pm EST

Trends in global defense spending

Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte's Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company's recent report on defense spending.
October 8, 2013

Tags: contracting , DoD , defense spending , defense budget , defense acquistion , drones , cyber warfare , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 11:56pm EDT

Helping veterans find jobs

Cliff Colley from CACI, Inc., and Tony Claiborne from L-3 National Security Solutions Group, will discuss what companies can do to assist veterans entering the civilian workforce.
August 27, 2013

Tags: workforce , veteran employment , veteran hiring , veterans issues , Cliff Colley , CACI , Tony Claiborne , L-3 National Security Solutions Group , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 11:01pm EDT

DHS to standardize cyber protections through new contract

DHS awards 17 vendors a spot on the continuous diagnostics and mitigation contract. Agencies can now access a common set of tools and services to improve how they monitor and secure their computer networks.

Tags: DHS , GSA , continuous monitoring , cybersecurity , technology , contracting , industry , John Streufert , Jason Miller , SANS Institute

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 11:51am EDT

The new rules of marketing and PR

Author David Meerman Scott will talk about the latest edition of his book: "The New Rules of Marketing and PR".
August 6, 2013

Tags: contracting , David Meerman Scott , New Rules for Marketing , social media , Facebook , LinkedIn , Google+ , Newsjacking , marketing , marketing to the government , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:24pm EDT

Berry Amendment, Congress' to do list, and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the Berry Amendment is affecting troop supplies, what's ahead for Congress when its members return from vacation, and the lobbying activities of companies that supply goods and services associated with the July 4th holiday.
July 4, 2013

Tags: contracting , Berry Amendment , DoD , US Army , Congress , lobbying , Allen Scott , Loren Duggan , Peter Brusoe , Kathleen Miller , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 06:28pm EDT

The top contractors in 2013

Nick Wakeman, editor in chief of Washington Technology joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the 2013 Top 100 contractor list.
June 10, 2013

Tags: contracting , LPTA , FSSI , sequestration , prime contracts , sub contracts , Mark Amtower , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology

Monday - 06/10/2013, 11:22pm EDT

Sequestration and procurement

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc. will discuss how contracting is being affected by sequestration. He also will talk about this year's big procurement issues, and whether the current procurement system is working.
March 19, 2013

Tags: contracting , procurement , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , sequestration , Oversight & Government Reform , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 07:34pm EDT

NIH's GWAC leader moves to new agencywide job

Mary Armstead has been tapped to be the new acting associate director of the Office of Acquisition and Management for the National Institutes of Health. She is currently the director of NIH's Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center.

Tags: Mary Armstead , NITAAC , GWACs , NIH , Federal Drive , HHS , contracting

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 05:58am EDT
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