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National Industries for the Blind expands into service

This week, host Larry Allen talks with Kevin Lynch, president of the National Industries for the Blind.
Encore Presentation

Tags: National Industries for the Blind , Off the Shelf , Larry Allen

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 12:30pm EDT
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Agencies moving slowly to TICs

Most mid- and small agencies missed the June 1 deadline to choose the Networx carrier to implement Managed Trusted IP Services. Some say part of the reason for the missed mandate is because GSA and DHS have approved only one MTIPS provider so far. OMB still wants agencies to have all traffic going through a TIC access point by Jan. 31.

Tags: technology , OMB , GSA , Mike Howell , Warren Suss , Diana Gowen , Suss Consulting , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Sprint , L3 , Networx , TIC , cybersecurity , MTIPS , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/02/2010, 06:39am EDT
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Steve Charles: price squeeze may be coming to vendors

A possible price crunch coming to the Federal contracting world is raising eyebrows in the vendor community.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Steve Charles , ImmixGroup , DoD , Shay Assad

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 07:40pm EDT
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Learn about Chesapeake Cyber Associates

Amtower interviews Bill Howard, president of Chesapeake Cyber Associates and host of the monthly Maryland Marketing Meeting.
July 5, 2010

Tags: Amtower , Bill Howard , Chesapeake Cyber Associates , Maryland Marketing Meeting , networking , marketing

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 04:55pm EDT
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OFPP tries new approach to reign in MACs

Administrator Gordon says strategic sourcing is one way to ensure the government gets the lowest price and to consolidate existing contracts. Gordon also wants agencies to submit business cases for new multi-agency contracts, but doesn't commit to asking agencies to justify all types of multiple award contracts.

Tags: Dan Gordon , Steve Kempf , John Needham , Rick Gunderson , Claire McCaskill , Scott Brown , OFPP , GSA , GAO , NIH , NASA , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , multiple award contracting , schedules , GWACs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:40am EDT
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OFPP's proposals could change federal contracting

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: management , OFPP , Jason Miller , Capitol Hill , DorobekInsider ,

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 05:48pm EDT
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Pentagon looks for fat to trim

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he wants to trim some of the billions of dollars the Pentagon spends on weapons systems and contractor services, part of a Pentagon-wide effort to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years. Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has suggestions for starting points.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pentagon , DoD , defense spending , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Rep. Lofgren wants contractors to fill cyber void

As agencies try to hire hundreds of trained cybersecurity experts in the coming years, there are questions about whether that need can be met. Some observers wonder whether there really are enough cybersecurity workers.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , management , Greg Schaffer , Zoe Lofgren , DHS , OMB , OPM , Stan Soloway , PSC , Hord Tipton , ISC2 , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:46am EDT
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Finding $100B in cost savings at DoD is Ashton Carter's job

Undersecretary says contractor profits won't suffer, since Pentagon was encouraging cost cutting already.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , acquisition

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:11pm EDT

DoD calls on industry to help it save money

Undersecretary Carter says vendors providing services and weapons systems must figure out how to do more with less. He says DoD will create a preferred supplier program.

Tags: Ashton Carter , William Lynn , DoD , efficiency initiative , cost savings , Meg Beasley , management , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 04:01pm EDT
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