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What's next in government contracting?

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement gives us his take on a wide variety of government contracting issues.
October 14, 2014

Tags: acquisition , procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , contract duplication , Excellence in Partnership Awards , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 08:52pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are struggling to follow the rules around cloud computing. The Council of Inspectors General examined 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies. It found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the councils' new report.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cloud computing , inspector general , Council of Inspectors General , best practices ,

Monday - 10/13/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Trey Hodgkins, Information Technology Industry Council

Contractors are casting a wary eye on President Barack Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. It seems innocuous because most contractors already comply with labor laws. Still, the EO could cause a lot of mischief. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the Public Sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how the EO affects contractors.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Information Technology Industry Council , Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces , executive order ,

Sunday - 10/12/2014, 09:38pm EDT
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Governmentwide cloud contracting efforts missing key ingredients, IGs find

The Council of Inspectors General analyzed 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies and found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Auditors found these shortcomings could put data and systems at a greater risk to cyber attack or data theft.

Tags: oversight , Council on Inspectors General , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , acquisition , service-level agreements , OMB , Jason Miller , technology

Monday - 10/13/2014, 06:39am EDT
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What's going on in federal hiring?

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
October 10, 2014

Tags: workforce , hiring , job training , recruitment , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , technology , Fed Access

Friday - 10/10/2014, 08:17pm EDT
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Labor: Minimum wage increase for federal contract workers

The Department of Labor released its final rule for a minimum wage hike for federal contracting employees by 2015.

Tags: minimum wage , pay , Labor Department , Barack Obama , industry , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

How's this for a bid protest case? Two companies bid and both have the same price for the project. One company gets higher ratings for what the source selection authority called a multitude of highly innovative processes and insightful technology trends. In this week's legal loop segment, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how the case unfolded.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Joe Petrillo ,

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:42pm EDT
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Afzal Bari, Senior Technology Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Hewlett-Packard Company Chairman Meg Whitman has announced plans to split the tech giant into two separate, publicly traded companies. One of the resulting companies will make and market PCs and printers. The other will focus on enterprise hardware, software and services. HP is the sixth largest federal IT contractor on the Washington Technology list of the top one hundred. So the split could have implications for agencies that buy HP products and services. Afzal Bari, senior technology analyst with Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some insight.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Afzal Bari , Hewlett Packard , Bloomberg Government , federal IT

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 01:59pm EDT
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An update on OASIS

Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program.
October 7, 2014

Tags: acquisition , procurement , Jim Ghiloni , OASIS , GSA , professional services , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:45pm EDT
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Helpdesk award continues USDA's trek toward more shared services

Cheryl Cook, USDA's CIO, said the Forest Service awarded a contract to AbilityOne for tier one helpdesk services. This is one of several enterprisewide services the agency is creating to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Tags: technology , shared services , USDA , Cheryl Cook , ACT-IAC , AbilityOne , Forest Service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:26pm EDT
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