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A look back at 2014 & a look ahead to 2015

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, and Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead in 2015.
January 5, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting Group , business development , DoD budget , budget cuts , LPTA , Small business contracting , OFPP , Anne Rung , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/05/2015, 07:52pm EST
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The House Armed Services Committee and leaders within industry and Pentagon are making it clear defense acquisition rules need some work. And new Congressional leaders might bring new attitudes on acquisition that could reverse current trends. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his Top 3 for 2015, and told Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko 2015 is an important year for acquisition reform and the General Services Administration. He's optimistic about the future of procurement in 2015, but a look into his Magic 8 Ball said "The future is still unclear; ask again later."

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DoD , acquisition , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:16pm EST

Kevin Plexico, Vice President of Information Solutions, Deltek

Federal budgets may not be growing much, but contractors can still make a good living. They're looking at $122 billion in the top 10 prime contracting opportunities from civilian agencies this year. According to Deltek, that's more than double the number from last year. Kevin Plexico is the vice president of information solutions at Deltek. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on civilian contracting opportunities in 2015.

Tags: Kevin Plexico , Deltek , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , budget ,

Monday - 01/05/2015, 10:58am EST
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Myth No. 10: Solicitations are filled with boilerplate provisions that don't need to be read carefully

Contracting expert Tim Sullivan says there is no excuse for not being aware of every provision in a government contract.

Tags: acquistion , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , Ten Myths of Government Contracting , boilerplate , Solicitation

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 04:09am EST

Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The new year will bring new contracting initiatives throughout government. A big case in point: The Army's forthcoming Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services, or RS3. It's one of several big, multiple-award contracts that will drive consolidation of professional services. Many more service contracts are likely to flow through vehicles like RS3 and the Navy's SeaPort E. Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst at Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide a broader outlook on RS3 and defense contracting in 2015.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , Army , RS3 , Navy , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 01/02/2015, 10:23am EST
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Corporate citizenship & supporting our veterans

Robin Portman, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton discusses some of the company's corporate initiatives, including a program to help veterans as they transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
December 23, 2014

Tags: acquisition , procurement , Robin Portman , Booz Allen Hamilton , corporate responsibility , corporate citizenship , mentoring , veterans training , Easter Seals , Easter Seals Advocacy Awards Dinner , federal market , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:54pm EST
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GAO, DCMA losing two-long time senior executives to retirements

Ronald Youngs, the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency's cost and pricing center, and Eileen Larence, a director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, are retiring after more than 65 years of combined federal service.

Tags: people , GAO , Eileen Larence , Defense Contract Management Agency , Ronald Youngs , homeland security , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 02:00pm EST

Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Government-issued contracts usually include pages of boilerplate. Contractors ignore it at their peril. Buried in all that fine print might be clauses that can burn you. Contracting legal expert Tim Sullivan has authored the blog, "10 Myths of Government Contracting." He's been exploring these myths on the Federal Dive with Tom Temin. Today, Sullivan tackles the 10th and final myth: Solicitations are filled with standard provisions that don't require careful reading. Sullivan says, to the contrary. Make sure someone combs over all that boilerplate.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 06:52am EST
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SAIC, Leidos founder dead at 90

J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014) died Monday of natural causes. As the founder of SAIC and Leidos, Beyster believed in solving national security problems for the federal government at a fair price.

Tags: J. Robert Beyster , Leidos , SAIC , industry , national security ,

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 10:02am EST

Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how to improve contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
December 22, 2014

Tags: acquisition , content marketing , LinkedIn , Carl Dickson , CapturePlanning.com , PropLIBRARY , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 12/22/2014, 08:05pm EST
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