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The Department of Veterans Affairs and resellers

This week, host Larry Allen talks with Harold Jackson, president of Buffalo Supply.
April 27, 2010

Tags: Off the Shelf , Buffalo Supply , Larry Allen , Harold Jackson

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 12:42pm EDT
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Defense acquisition reform bill coming from House Armed Services Committee

Committee Chairman Ike Skelton says fixing the acquisition system at the Department of Defense is a bipartisan goal.

Tags: best practices , Congress , Defense , DoD , pentagon , Defense Department , Ike Skelton , Defense Acquisition Reform Panel , Rob Andrews

Monday - 04/19/2010, 05:50pm EDT
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Defense recognizes value in value engineering

Value Engineering (VE) is a function analysis process to identify actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire DoD enterprise. Nick Torelli, Deputy Director for Mission Assurance tells us about what it takes to be a winner.

Tags: mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , innovation , Nick Torelli

Monday - 04/19/2010, 10:40am EDT
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GSA Administrator Martha Johnson kicks off IRMCO with a bang

She announces a top-to-bottom review of how they measure whether or not they are meeting their mission.

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

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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Rep. Thompson: Federal Protective Service must do better

GAO officials told a House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that FPS has repeatedly failed to manage its contract workforce and should consider other approaches to protecting federal buildings. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins us with details.

Tags: mngt , Bennie Thompson , building security , FPS , DHS , GAO , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 11:10am EDT
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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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