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TechAmerica files $5 million lawsuit against ITI, three former execs

The association claims Trey Hodgkins, Pam Walker and Carol Henton breached their contract and disclosed proprietary information to ITI that would harm TechAmerica.

Tags: TechAmerica , ITI Council , Trey Hodgkins , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Dennis Stolkey , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:40am EST

ITI becomes a player in acquisition after TechAmerica exodus

Four senior TechAmerica officials, Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president global public sector; Erica McCann, manager of procurement policy; Carol Henton, vice president of state and local government division; and Pam Walker, senior director for homeland security; took similar roles with ITI's new IT Alliance for Public Sector organization, which will focus on technology and acquisition issues.

Tags: acquisition policy , management , Trey Hodgkins , Dean Garfield , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Erica McCann , TechAmerica , IT Industry Council , people , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:29am EST

DoD gives vendors 20-day notice of insourcing of jobs

A new interim rule implements a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act requiring the Pentagon to tell vendors before pulling contractor positions back into the government.

Tags: contracting , DoD , Federal Register , insourcing , GAO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 02:22pm EDT

Vendors see writing on the wall when it comes to low price acquisitions

New research and a survey of federal contracting employees and contractors found the use of lowest price, technically acceptable is here to stay. Vendors must figure out how to adjust to this new acquisition environment where innovation and value are not always an agency's top priority.

Tags: contracting , Market Connections , Centurion Research Solutions , lowest price technically acceptable , Lisa Dezzutti , Fritzi Serafin , Deb Alderson , Soltera Defense Solutions , Ray Whitehead , General Dynamics IT , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:13am EDT

Uncertainty plagues contractors post-shutdown

Federal employees are reporting back to work Thursday, and they will receive back pay from the shutdown in their next paycheck. But what about contractors? The situation is not so crystal clear.

Tags: government shutdown , contracting , Federal Drive , Roger Waldron , Shefali Kapadia , workforce

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 10:40am EDT
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Agencies delaying more RFPs, industry days as shutdown persists

Govini, a market analysis and research firm, found agencies amended slightly more acquisitions this year as compared to last year -- 2.6 percent compared to 2 percent. But the average delay in 2013 compared to 2012 was 11 days longer -- 15 days compared to four days.

Tags: government shutdown , acquisition , contracting , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Michael Fischetti , NCMA , Geoff Celhar , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:25am EDT

Small businesses carrying weight of shutdown on their payrolls

Many small and large businesses are turning to cash reserves to pay bills, including employee salaries, as the government stops processing invoices. There could be a silver lining for some, as the government may be liable for the cost of a shutdown-related stop work order under specific types of contracts.

Tags: contracting , government shutdown , Kim Hayes , Ambit Group , Mary Beth Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , John Hunnicutt , TRCA , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Michael Fischetti , NCMA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 04:16am EDT
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Contractors do their best to weather shutdown storm

While furloughed federal employees can hang onto the hope Congress will authorize backpay once the shutdown ends, government contractors will likely face the reality of lost wages and revenue.

Tags: Tony Crescenzo , Devon Hewitt , contracting , acquisition , budget , furloughs , government shutdown , Michael OConnell ,

Monday - 10/14/2013, 03:45pm EDT
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GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , government shutdown , Robert Hale , Mike Coffman , Rob Wittman , Robert Taylor , Pay Our Military Act , pay and benfits , Jared Serbu , contracting

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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As shutdown stretches on, 3 things for contractors to consider

Government contractors have not been immune from the effects of the shutdown. From a flurry of stop-work orders to a heightened some say "cutthroat" sense of competition in contracts that have, so far, been unaffected by the shutdown. Top experts from the procurement realm address some of the effects and challenges of the shutdown.

Tags: government shutdown , acquisition , Lee Dougherty , Eric Crusius , Larry Allen , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:24pm EDT
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