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GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help

The way the federal government does business with contractors is changing.

Tags: daily debrief , GAO , OMB , acquisition , John Needham

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:07pm EDT
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DoD proposal could tighten Organization Conflict of Interest rules

New rule could change how vendors do business with DoD.

Tags: DoD , OCI , Services Acquisition Reform Advisory Panel , Marsha Madsen , Dorothy Ramienski , daily debrief

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Controversy develops over federal water storm treatment fees

WTOP Investigative reporter Mark Segraves reports.

Tags: management , WTOP , Mark Segraves , daily debrief

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 05:15pm EDT
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Contractor Misconduct Database updated

A government watchdog group finds multiple instances of documented misconduct by more than 6 in 10 of the government's top 100 contractors. Lockheed Martin topped the list from the Project on Government Oversight. Scott Amey, General Counsel and a contracting specialist for POGO, has details.

Tags: POGO , Scott Amey , misconduct

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 11:08am EDT
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MoCo to host procurement conference for businesses

Capture your share of record-breaking Federal procurement spending and grow your business by meeting with Federal, State, and Local contract and acquisition officers, prime contractors, and 800 government contractors to team with at the May 5th Congressional Procurement Conference and Expo. Barbara Ashe and Michael Bowlds from the Chamber of Commerce give us the details.

Tags: Montgomery County Maryland , Michael Bowlds , Mountaintop Marketing Group , Barbara Ashe , Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 10:55am EDT
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Obama calls for more small business contracting

The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

Tags: Barack Obama , OMB , SBA , Commerce , Small business contracting , Interagency task force on small business contracti , Small business Web site , Veterans-owned businesses , executive order

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 06:11am EDT

GSA to issue new solicitations for cloud

Agency plans to release a RFI for software-as-a-service in the next week, and a RFQ for infrastructure-as-a-service in the next month. GSA says it has learned from the previous acquisition attempts and will come out with strategies that better fit agency needs, and vendor offerings.

Tags: technology , Dave McClure , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , software-as-a-service , FedRAMP

Friday - 04/23/2010, 07:07pm EDT
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EADS charts course to beat Boeing for tankers

EADS North America has announced that it plans to bid on the U.S. Air Force's tanker modernization program. Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, explains how the company plans to win.

Tags: management , DoD , USAF , EADS , EADS North America , tanker contract , Boeing , Sean O'Keefe

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 10:55am EDT
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Commission on Wartime Contracting probes Army services contracts

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan wants to know how the Army is doing in administering services contracts.

Tags: best practices , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Army , CACI , AECOM , DoD , pentagon , defense department

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:15pm EDT

Pentagon contracting reform bill heads for full House

The House Armed Services Committee has given unanimous approval to a bill that would mandate sweeping reforms of the Pentagon's non-weapons system contracting and acquisitions programs. The bill, HR 5013, enjoys broad bi-partisan support and is being fast-tracked for a possible vote as early as next week.

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

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 03:31pm EDT
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