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Value Engineering succeeds in Columbus

The Department of Defense is putting innovation and creativity into their engineering efforts. They have announced the winners of the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards that recognize the best value innovations that government and business develop to create cost-effective program solutions. Team leader David Szczublewski explains how.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , defense , innovation , David Szczublewski , Defense Supply Center

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Analysis: accountability of foreign contractors challenged

Congress is looking for ways to make sure foreign contractors follow U.S. laws and regulations. Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel at the Professional Services Council has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Professional Services Council , Alan Chvotkin , foreign contractors

Monday - 05/03/2010, 09:31am EDT
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TechAmerica shares survey results, contracting ideas

Amtower is joined by TechAmerica CEO and President Phil Bond.
May 3, 2010

Tags: TechAmerica , Phil Bond , Amtower

Friday - 04/30/2010, 12:28pm EDT

Tech jobs: who won, who lost in the recession?

While the U.S. high-tech industry lost 245,600 jobs in 2009, federal IT employees and contractors may have dodged the biggest bullets. Josh James, Director of Research for the TechAmerica Foundation, and Olga Grkavac, executive vice president, public sector, TechAmerica explain.

Tags: technology , P&B , TechAmerica , Josh James , Olga Grkavac , Grant Thornton , tech jobs

Friday - 04/30/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Senate unlikely to consider DoD acquisition bill

The upper chamber will review IMPROVE Act provisions through the Defense Authorization bill. The Senate also is considering other acquisition bills focusing on the workforce.

Tags: Peter Levine , Molly Wilkinson , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Jim Schweiter , IMPROVE Act , acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , Federal Acquisition Institute , cybersecurity

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:16am EDT
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Acquisition workforce training going virtual

GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.

Tags: Houston Taylor , Ed O'Hare , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition University , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition workforce , Small business contracting , schedule contracts

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:09am EDT
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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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