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In Depth interviews - August 2

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , LPTA , Navy , cybersecurity , Senate confirmation , Tim McManus , Larry Allen , Alan Paller , Veneece McNeley

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:24pm EDT

VA, GSA each pushes major IT acquisitions to next steps

The Veterans Affairs Department will award a $5 billion IT hardware contract in the next two months. GSA will release a request for information for cybersecurity tools in the coming days. Both are examples of a healthy and busy fourth quarter for acquisition.

Tags: technology , contractors , industry , contracting , GSA , Peter Burr , Transportation Department , Multiple Award Government and Industry Conference , cybersecurity , Multiple award contracts , budget , Jason Miller , Veterans Affairs

Friday - 07/27/2012, 06:01am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- June 19

Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO's Bill Woods talks about GSA's reliance on "dun" numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft's new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

Tags: Avinash Kar , Joseph Petrillo , FDA , GSA , GAO , Bill Woods , Jamison Cush , Charles Scoville , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , veterans

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:49am EDT

Better understanding of vendors' processes would go a long way

Bob Lam, a former partner with Accenture's Worldwide Public Services business practice, offers his take on how agencies could improve the acquisition process for vendors. Lam spent 30 years in the federal market. He says agencies need to better understand vendor processes and improve communication.

Tags: Bob Lam , contracting , industry , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:37am EDT

Study ranks which contractors are doing things right

BGov Analyst Brian Friel spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about Bloomberg Government's top 200 government contractors list.

Tags: contracting , industry , Bloomberg Government , BGOV , Federal Drive , Brian Friel

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 10:45am EDT
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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Federal budget and procurement

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jon Etherton of Etherton and Associates. They will discuss the outlook for congressional budget negotiations.
October 18, 2011 (Encore presentation November 1, 2011 and November 22, 2011)

Tags: contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , budget battle , procurement , Commission on Wartime Contracting , DoD , Better Buying Initiative , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:21pm EDT
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