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Defense conference focuses on alternative fuels

The Defense Logistics Agency buys and distributes nearly five-million items such as rations, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and textiles, repair parts for land, sea and air weapons systems and platforms, fuel and energy services. DESC, which is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, provides the military and other government agencies with a variety of fuel and energy services. We learn more about DESC's mission from Mark Iden, Deputy Director of Operations, and Colonel Steve Kephart, Director of Mobility Fuels.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , alternative fuels , Mark Iden , Steve Kephart , technology

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 09:46am EDT
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Analysis: IMPROVE Acquisition Act headed nowhere

The Senate Armed Services Committee likely will not consider the House version of the bill to improve how the Defense Department conducts acquisition.

Tags: In Depth , management , Peter Levine , Jim Schweiter , Molly Wilkinson , Coalition for Government Procurement

Monday - 05/10/2010, 04:25pm EDT
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The top technologies to watch for in 2010

This week, Amtower talks with GCN editor-in-chief Wyatt Kash.
May 10, 2010

Tags: Amtower , GCN , Wyatt Kash

Monday - 05/10/2010, 02:54pm EDT
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Billion dollar deal may be the future of federal contracting

Based on calendar 2009 results, the combined companies would have total revenues of approximately $4.5 billion, 31,000 employees and a booked backlog of more than $13.5 billion, representing approximately 3 times annual revenue. CGI's President, Donna Morea, has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , CGI , Stanley Inc. , defense , defense contracting , Donna Morea

Monday - 05/10/2010, 10:08am EDT
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The role of government in private innovation

Author Josh Lerner's new book examines what, if any, role governments should play when it comes to spurring innovation and investing in venture capital.

Tags: management , innovation , Harvard Business School , Josh Lerner , Dorothy Ramienski , investing , venture capital

Friday - 05/07/2010, 07:45pm EDT
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GSA's O'Hare, Taylor detail Administrator Johnson's agenda

GSA officials are squarely behind the new Administrator's priority list.

Tags: In Depth , management , technology , best practices , Ed O'Hare , GSA , General Services Administration , Martha Johnson

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive

Agency sets a goal for itself of having a zero carbon footprint. Administrator Johnson compares the goal to the moon shot to invigorate and attract employees. GSA also improving its schedules to address other agencies' need to buy sustainable products.

Tags: technology , Martha Johnson , Steve Kempf , GSA , OMB , Noblis , green IT , sustainability , carbon footprint

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:04am EDT
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DHS to release draft RFP for Eagle 2

Agency plans moving forward with re-compete despite GSA's attempt to bring Eagle under the Alliant GWAC. DHS spent almost $2 billion on IT services in 2009 and more than $8 billion overall through the vehicle.

Tags: technology , DHS , GSA , Jim Williams , Eagle 2 , technology services , Alliant

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 12:43pm EDT

Navy finds value engineering at sea

We continue our series on the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards with a look at Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules with program manager, Capt. Michael Good.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , best practices , value engineering , DoD , defense , innovation , Littoral Combat Ship , Michael Good , Navy

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 09:40am EDT
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GSA continues to hint at E-Travel consolidation

Draft RFP calls for a contractor to provide updated online travel management services. GSA to host industry day in May to answer questions about the initial solicitation.

Tags: technology , GSA , OMB , Northrop Grumman , Carson Wagonlit , EDS , E-Travel

Monday - 05/03/2010, 03:50pm EDT
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