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All things federal IT

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues.
December 9, 2013

Tags: acquistion , technology , federal IT , information technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , IT acquisition , Continuous monitoring , mobile technology , big data , data analytics , shared services , FITARA , Jason Miller , Federal News Radio , Ask the CIO , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , BYOD

Monday - 12/09/2013, 09:20pm EST
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DIA releases technology wish list to solve problems more directly

The 'Needipedia' project is designed to stay within federal procurement law, but it short cuts some of the steps that cause agencies to wait months or years to solve current-day problems. DIA releases RFPs connected to an ongoing Broad Agency Announcement to give contractors a path to offer technology more directly.

Tags: DoD , technology , DIA , ICITE , Dan Doney , Jared Serbu , Government Executive magazine , industry , agile development

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:48am EST

Innovation, hiring, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will discuss how uncertainty in the federal marketplace is stifling government innovation.
December 6, 2013 (Encore presentation December 13, 2013)

Tags: workforce , hiring , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , HealthCare.gov , innovation , budget cuts , sequestration , human capital management , succession planning , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:50pm EST
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OFPP's proposed increase in contractor salary cap upsets all

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a memo to agencies setting the new benchmark for reimbursable costs at $952,308, up from $763,029 in 2011 for certain contractor employee salaries. The contractor cap has increased 55 percent over the last four years. OFPP blames Congress for not acting to change the formula for calculating the annual increases.

Tags: industry , OFPP , contractor compensation cap , Joe Jordan , Stan Soloway , PSC , AFGE , J. David Cox , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 04:27am EST

GSA kicks off 3rd generation of strategic sourcing for office supplies

GSA issued a draft solicitation for the Office supplies 3 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract Nov. 25 that puts more emphasis on small businesses, including consortiums, and would not be based on Schedule special item numbers.

Tags: industry , GSA , strategic sourcing , office supplies , Schedule 75 , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/02/2013, 02:28pm EST
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Critics say federal design-build construction contracts stifling competition

Representatives of the construction and building design industries told lawmakers Tuesday that agencies' practices in issuing design-build construction contracts are dissuading qualified contractors from even offering bids.

Tags: Congress , federal real property , design-build contracts , American Institute of Architects , Army Corps of Engineers , James Dalton , Charles Dalluge , Randall Gibson , Jared Serbu , industry

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 04:15am EST
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Market research and business development

Randy Richter, president and founder of Richter and Company will discuss what contractors can do to grow their businesses in the government market.
December 2, 2013

Tags: acquisition , small business , business development , government contracts , market research , bidding process , competitive pricing , Randy Richter , Richter and Company , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 12/02/2013, 11:31pm EST
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EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Tags: acquisition , industry , green government , EPA , GSA , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

The impact of LPTA

Market Connections CEO Lisa Dezzutti and Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Manager's Association will discuss some of the big issues affecting contractors including lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA).
November 25, 2013

Tags: acquisition , LPTA , Lisa Dezzutti , Market Connections , NCMA , Michael Fischetti , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/25/2013, 09:10pm EST
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Defense cuts impact our ability to upgrade

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government Senior Defense analyst Dr. Kevin Brancato will examine how budget cuts will impact the Defense Department's ability to upgrade its aircraft.
November 21, 2013

Tags: acquisition , budget cuts , DoD , aircraft upgrades , Allen Scott , Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:15pm EST
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