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Multiyear contract is a big boon to Boeing

The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Boeing , Lockheed , Navy , DoD , acquisition , multiyear contract , Jacques Gansler , technology , UMd

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 09:40am EDT
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P2P networks a treasure trove of leaked health care data, study finds; DHS contracts immixGroup to support C3

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Zeus botnet , eHealth , DHS , immixGroup , ICE , Cyber Crimes Center , C3

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 08:30am EDT

Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the "glory" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA's fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

Tags: Ed O'Hare , Soraya Correa , Iris Cooper , Martha Johnson , GSA , DHS , VA , DoD , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Alliant , T4 , EAGLE , Ed O

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:50am EDT
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Are there too many contracts out there?

Rob Burton of Venable helps us answer that question, and tells us about a new program for small businesses.

Tags: management , Venable , Rob Burton , insourcing , OFPP

Monday - 05/17/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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What's available for veteran-owned small businesses

Amtower interviews James Lloyd, Program Director for the Veteran-Owned/Service Disabled Program at the US Army Office of Small Business Programs.
May 17, 2010

Tags: Amtower , James Lloyd , Army , veterans

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:06pm EDT
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Opportunities grow for cyber contractors

A cutting-edge forum addresses public-private partnerships, R&D innovations, and contracting opportunities to protect our country's cyber infrastructure. CyberSecurity Seminars CEO Tom Billington has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , R&D , CyberSecurity Seminars , Tom Billington

Monday - 05/17/2010, 11:30am EDT
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Google and SBA offer big tips for small business

The "Tools for Online Success" site features tutorials, video testimonials, and tips from savvy small business people who have leveraged the web to become more efficient, more cost-effective, and more successful. Joe Zepecki, deputy assistant administrator for communications at the SBA explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Google , SBA , technology ,

Monday - 05/17/2010, 10:52am EDT
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CDC cuts red tape and wins awards doing it

We meet the CDC fed awarded for her "spirit of innovation and ‘get it done' mindset" - Nancy Norton, a contracting officer and team leader for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , best practices , CDC , Nancy Norton

Friday - 05/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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DHS' winning ways in procurement

Director of the Office of Procurement Operations at the Homeland Security Department, Soraya Correa has 28 years of experience in procurement, federal assistance, and acquisitions management... and now, an Acquisition Excellence Award!

Tags: Federal Drive , management , acquisition , DHS , Soraya Correa

Friday - 05/14/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Lisa Mascolo of Accenture

The concept of doing "even more with even less" is a step beyond "doing more with less." Lisa Mascolo of Accenture has some ideas for doing it.

Tags: In Depth , Industry Chatter , management , technology , best practices , cybersecurity , Lisa Mascolo , Accenture ,

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:33pm EDT
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