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Army Contracting Command running through the doors that cloud opens

Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer of the Army Contracting Command, said the move to a zero-client setup for its desktop computers and the development of lighter weight apps to be used anywhere in the world is a direct result of having a mature cloud infrastructure.

Tags: technology , acquisition , cloud computing , mobile computing , Gino Magnifico , Army Contracting Command , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , zero client

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:34pm EDT
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OPM plans to terminate contracts with USIS

An Office of Personnel Management official said Tuesday that agency officials decided not to renew USIS' background investigations and support contracts.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , USIS , security clearance ,

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 07:05am EDT

Cybersecurity and CDM

Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President Brad Medairy, will discuss how Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) can help your agency meet its cybersecurity challenges.
September 9, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Brad Medairy , Booz Allen Hamilton , cybersecurity , Continous Diagnostics and Mitigation , cyber threats , asset management , vulnerability management , predictive intelligence , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 08:46pm EDT
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The end of FY 2014, SES reform, and more

Tom Temin, anchor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss a wide range issues including the end of the fiscal year, and a possible SES exodus.
September 9, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio , continuing resolution , SES , presidential appointees , budget 2014 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/08/2014, 08:16pm EDT
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DoD targets service contracts, small procurements to boost competition rate

The Pentagon issued a handful of directives in August designed to reverse the trend in its contract competition rate, which has slipped from 64 percent in 2008 to 56.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014. A preliminary analysis shows most of the opportunity for improvement is in service contracting.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Dick Ginman , service contracting , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:46am EDT

DHA plans ‘gates' to qualify vendors for $20 bil IDIQ contract

The Defense Health Agency is conducting market research in advance of a planned RFP for a 10-year, $20 billion IT services and support contract. It's possible that vendors will be added to the contract without a formal source selection process.

Tags: DoD , Defense Health Agency , acquisition , strategic sourcing , Scott Svabek , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:36am EDT
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Social media & security clearance professionals

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com will discuss how cleared professionals should be dealing with social media.
September 5, 2014

Tags: workforce , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , security clearances , federal hiring , social media , LinkedIn , Instagram , Facebook , Amazon , HP , Dell , Google , Microsoft , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 09/05/2014, 09:23pm EDT
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The 4th quarter scramble: Opportunities for contractors?

Gormley Group President Bill Gormley and Bloomberg Government's Cameron Leuthy and Miguel Garrido discuss the end of the fiscal year budget scramble, and what contractors should be doing to take advantage of the surge in buying.
September 2, 2014

Tags: acqusition , procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , Cameron Leuthy , Bloomberg Government , Miguel Garrido , budget 2014 , Multiple award contracts , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 05:45pm EDT
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New protests further delay GSA's Office Supplies 3 contract

Six unsuccessful bidders filed complaints with the GAO over GSA's awards under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Office Supplies 3 contract. The protests effectively shut down the vehicle until GAO makes a decision, which could come as late as December.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , GAO , strategic sourcing , OS3 , FSSI , office supplies , National Industries for the Blind , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:02pm EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD still slow to share medical records; New hiring initiative at VA; DISA's $12B IT contract

In this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu examines news and buzz in the Defense community that you might have missed including: DoD-VA medical record sharing still too slow; VA kicks off new drive to hire docs; DISA plans follow-on to Encore II contract

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , DISA , Veterans Affairs , VA , inspector general , technology , Robert McDonald , Jennifer Carter , oversight , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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