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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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Eric Adolphe, Co-Founder and CEO, Government Proposal Solutions

NASA offers 43 technology firms a spot on the new SEWP V contract. The contract's worth $20 billion over five years. Getting a spot on a contract like that starts with your business proposal. Eric Adolphe is co-founder and CEO of Government Proposal Solutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the proposal process for contracting companies.

Tags: Eric Adolphe , Government Proposal Solutions , SEWP 5 , In Depth

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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Devon Hewitt, Government Contracts Lawyer, Protorae Law

A series of legal and regulatory changes have affected small business federal contracting doing business with the government. And more changes are in the pipeline. Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, gave Tom Temin an update on what's ahead on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Tom Temin , Devon Hewitt , Protorae Law , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:09pm EDT
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Strategic sourcing, GSA schedules, and more

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, will discuss a wide range of procurement issues including interagency contracting, and acquisition streamlining.
September 30, 2014

Tags: acquisition , FSSI , GSA , GSA schedules , Interagency contracting , transactional costs , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 08:49pm EDT
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