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Cloud computing still a challenge for some agencies

Cloud computing services over the Internet have the potential to spur a significant increase in government efficiency and decrease technology costs, as well as to create incentives and online platforms for innovation. But at what cost? Details from Darrell West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Brookings Institution , Vivek Kundra , Darrell West , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 10:30am EDT
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House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform

Last year, Congress passed and sent on to President Obama a bill to reform how the Pentagon acquires large weapons systems. Now, House lawmakers are back with a proposal to reform the other 80 percent of Defense Department procurement that does not have to do with weapons.

Tags: newsstand , DoD , Pentagon , Robert Andrews , Ike Skelton , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , auditing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 06:54am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Greg Baroni of Attain

Improving your agency's procurement process requires some precise steps. Greg Baroni gets you started.

Tags: Industry Chatter , Greg Baroni , Attain , management , technology , best practices , cybersecurity , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 08:04pm EDT
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Fresh voices weigh in on Pentagon acquisition, logistics

Current military personnel doubling as think tank thinkers, academics share results of their research.

Tags: management , acquisition workforce , best practices , Defense , DoD , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 05:59pm EDT

What to expect during a DCAA system audit

April 20th

Being audited by the DCAA is a necessary outcome of doing business with the government. Tune into this week's Gov Con Straight Talk with Microsoft to learn what to expect during a DCAA system audit and what government contactors can do today to help ensure they successfully pass when faced with an audit. The panel will also address how CFOs of government contractors can set their organizations up for success by building a financial management foundation with growth options in out years.

Tags: management , Gov Con Straight Talk , Bernard Mustafa , business , DCAA , audit , Microsoft , DCAM , FAR , acquisition

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 03:35pm EDT
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Data propels GSA's plans for the acquisition workforce

The Office of Governmentwide Policy is collecting information on common agency procurement needs and workforce issues. The office is preparing for huge increase in funding for 2011 for training and hiring.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , Michael Robertson , Dan Gordon , GSA , OFPP , acquisition workforce , strategic sourcing , SAVE Award , HReinvented

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:48am EDT
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Discussion of the DelTek mySBX Solution

This week, host Larry Allen talks with Jeff White, co-founder of mySBX.
April 13, 2010

Tags: mySBX , Jeff White , Off the Shelf , Larry Allen

Monday - 04/12/2010, 05:32pm EDT
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GSA Administrator Martha Johnson making waves at IRMCO

Johnson will lead an off-site event in May to reexamine how the agency is serving its customers.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , best practices , Martha Johnson , General Services Administration , management , GSA , Business process reengineering , metrics , sustainability , open government , IRMCO

Monday - 04/12/2010, 06:57pm EDT
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The importance of graphics

Colleen Jolly, a principal at the 24 Hour Company, talks with Amtower about why visual elements are important for your bid.
April 12, 2010

Tags: Amtower , Colleen Jolly , RFP , graphics

Monday - 04/12/2010, 11:46am EDT
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OFPP's Gordon: FAR rewrite not needed

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon gives us a sneak peek at the future of contractor relations.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , OFPP , Dan Gordon , OMB , insourcing , mngt

Monday - 04/12/2010, 11:09am EDT
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