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The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Tags: acquisition , DoD budget , Defense Secretary , Chuck Hagel , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Admiral James Winnefeld , Joint Chiefs of Staff , procurement , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST
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Military looks to suppress appetite for service contracts

The three military department's top acquisition officials say they are each undergoing examinations of their contract spending on services. The goal is to ensure that the current, highly-decentralized service contracting process is serving valid military missions.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , lowest price technically acceptable , service contracting , Heidi Shyu , Elliott Branch , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:32am EST
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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Tags: acquisition , industry , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , Richard Hanna , small business goals , contracting bundling , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , Jeff Duncan , DHS , oversight , House Homeland Security Committee , acquisition policy , program management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:42am EST
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GSA awards 123 small firms a spot on OASIS contract

The first of two contracts letting agencies buy complex professional services kicked off with awards going to 123 small businesses.

Tags: GSA , industry , OASIS , small businesses , Tom Sharpe , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:07pm EST

Using social media to grow your business

B2B social media guru Paul Gillin will discuss leveraging social media for corporate growth.
February 24, 2014

Tags: acquisition , social media , Paul Gillin , LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , SnapChat , Google+ , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/24/2014, 07:08pm EST
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Housing down as weather cools

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how the harsh winter weather is affecting housing starts in the U.S.
February 20, 2014

Tags: acquisition , housing market , housing sales , Allen Scott , Nela Richardson , Michelle Jamrisko , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 08:02pm EST
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DoD enters $40.5M joint contract for Adobe products

The Pentagon leverages the buying power of 2.6 million DoD personnel in the Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency in signing joint enterprise license agreement with CDW-G.

Tags: DoD , joint enterprise licensing agreement , Army , Air Force , DISA , industry , Adobe , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:18pm EST

Navy's legacy NMCI network to get another contract extension

Navy officials said Friday that a bid protest to the new Next Generation Enterprise Network contract played a part in once again delaying the transition away from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, which has been outsourced to an outside vendor for more than a decade.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , NGEN , NMCI , HP , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:04pm EST

Government contract law -- news and trends

Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what's ahead for 2014.
February 18, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Jack Horan , Jason Workmaster , McKenna Long & Aldridge , bid protests , Civil False Claims Act , government contracting law , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 08:41pm EST
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