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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

CERCLA sounds like a 1960s television character made out of a rug. It's actually an environmental law that can have a big effect on federal contracting. One recent CERCLA case shows how a gasoline contract from World War II can affect a procurement today. Attorney Joe Petrillo explained the case to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 10:39am EDT
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OPM, GSA combine forces for new take on training contract

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management sign an agreement to co-manage the new training and management assistance contract. GSA will handle the acquisition facets, and OPM will oversee requirements and services part of the contract that could be worth billions of dollars.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , OPM , Dan Tangherlini , Katherine Archuleta , Joseph Kennedy , training , jason miller

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 03:55am EDT
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Building a smart, lean government

Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, what the government could do to become leaner and more efficient.
April 29, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Smart Lean Government Initiative , Tom Davis , Congress , Deloitte , efficiency in government , duplication , cloud computing , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , shared services

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:02pm EDT
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General Dynamics secures $17.65B contract with Navy

General Dynamics' subsidiary Electric Boat will be responsible for building 10 additional Virginia-class submarines as part of a $17.65 billion contract with the Navy.

Tags: General Dynamics , acquisition , Navy

Monday - 04/28/2014, 11:30pm EDT

The state of the federal market

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss what the acquisition market is like for IT firms and professional services.
April 28, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , LPTA , Small business contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/28/2014, 09:47pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

An interagency squabble over version three of the office supplies strategic sourcing contract goes public, and the General Services Administration is not happy about it. In Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller promises Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp a bit of humor to an otherwise dry federal procurement process. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: jason miller , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/28/2014, 10:27am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

For the first time in seven years, government leaders expect agencies to meet a major contracting goal. They awarded 23 percent of all prime contracts to small firms last year. But some in the contracting community see warning signs that signal bigger problems. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp why some want to rain on the small business success parade. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Friday - 04/25/2014, 10:48am EDT
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Concerns over contract bundling cast shadow over 2013 small business successes

All signs are pointing to the fact that despite the government spending less overall on acquisition last year, agencies met the statutory goal of awarding at least 23 percent of all prime contracts to small businesses. Experts say contract consolidation and bundling will negatively impact small firms in the coming years.

Tags: acquisition , industry , GSA , SBA , Ken Dodds , Emily Murphy , Rob Burton , small business , jason miller

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:16am EDT

GSA names ombudsman to give industry a louder voice

Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, said the ombudsman will help vendors navigate the acquisition bureaucracy and ensure the agency is hearing and addressing challenges and concerns. It's one of several steps GSA is taking to improve vendor and agency customer satisfaction.

Tags: acquisition , industry , GSA , Jeff Koses , Tom Sharpe , oversight , Malisa Gray , jason miller , exclusive

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
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Budget pressures shrink federal contract spending by 11 percent

Following a year of widespread budget uncertainty, federal contract spending fell by 11 percent, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg Government. All told, agency contract spending tumbled from $516.3 billion in fiscal 2012 to $462.1 billion last year, the report found.

Tags: acqusition , contract spending , Bloomberg Government , sequestration , Evan Croen , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT
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