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DoD contracting cuts less painful than expected

In a meeting with members of Congress and industry association leaders this week, DoD officials said proposed cuts to Defense contracting will only impact a small subset of the department's service contracting budget. DoD officials said they are looking at contracts that support staff augmentation and other similar support service contracts.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , DoD , Robert Gates , Bill Lynn , Gerry Connolly , Stan Soloway , Bobbie Kilberg , Professional Services Council , Northern Virginia Technology Council , Deltek Consulting , budget cuts , services contracts , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 06:33am EST

Two percent contractor fee proposed in bill

The proposal is part of a bill to compensate rescuers in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tags: Senate , Charles Schumer , Kirsten Gillibrand , Dow Jones , Contracting , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 02:22pm EST

DoD: Job losses in Virginia less than expected

At a recent meeting with lawmakers and industry representatives to review the Pentagon's cut-cutting measures, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn explained what the state can expect.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD Report , Pentagon , Virginia , Contracting , William Lynn

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 09:40am EST

Priorities of the Procurement Round Table

What's behind the creation of Acquisition University and how far can acquisition changes be expected to drive improved government management? Host Larry Allen discusses these issues with General William Tuttle, Chairman of the Procurement Round Table.
December 21, 2010

Tags: Bill Tuttle , Procurement Round Table , Contracting , Industry , Acquisition University , insourcing , Larry Allen , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:46pm EST

Raytheon increases cybersecurity capabilities

The contractor joins the growing number of companies adding cybersecurity capabilities.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Contracting , Raytheon , Applied Signal Technology

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 09:30am EST

How to break into the government market

Host Mark Amtower interviews Julie Weeks, CEO, WomenAble, and Judy Bradt, CEO, SummitInsight (pictured), on the three-part American Express open study, Victory in Procurement.
December 20, 2010 (Encore Presentation December 27, 2010)

Tags: small business , Contracting , Julie Weeks , Womenable , Judy Bradt , SummitInsight , American Express , minority-owned businesses , women-owned businesses , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 12/20/2010, 04:12pm EST

DoD conflict of interest rule does not apply to senators

The Washington Post reports on a double standard of a defense investment ban that applies to armed services committee staff but not to senators.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , Senate , DoD Update , Contracting , Dorobek Insider , Washington Post , investment

Monday - 12/20/2010, 04:05pm EST

DorobekINSIDER: Reorg at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service; O’Hare to retire

Just before the end of the year, a significant reorganization coming to GSA’s acquisition leadership. Ed O’Hare, Assistant Commissioner for the Integrated Technology Services (ITS) portfolio, who took the post in March 2009, will retire effective January 15, 2011, according to a memo by Steve Kempf , the commission of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service sent [...]

Tags: Circuit , Contracting , Executives , GSA , management , procurement , retirements , technology , Whose In and Whose Out

Monday - 12/20/2010, 01:44pm EST
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