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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 , contracting , GSA , Jeff Koses , Tom Sharpe , oversight , Malisa Gray , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
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GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , oversight , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Evan Croen, Bloomberg Government

It's that time of year again, when Bloomberg Government ranks the top 200 federal contractors. Which ones made it through 2013's ups and downs intact? Which ones thrived? Evan Croen, director of government sales research with Bloomberg Government, explained the 2013 contracting environment to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Evan Croen , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , contracting ,

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:36am EDT
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Va. defense contractor pays $1.1M to clear name

Computer Sciences Corporation agreed topay $1.1 million to resolve the allegations that the company submitted to false resumes to qualify for higher paying positions.

Tags: Crime of the Week , CSC , contracting , Ciera Crawford ,

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 03:39pm EDT

National Cancer Institute hopes to find a cure in the cloud

George Komatsoulis, the National Cancer Institute's deputy director of the center for biomedical informatics and IT, and acting chief information officer, said through the Cloud Atlas Genome project, NCI is trying to reduce costs to access data by medical research institutions and to make sharing of the this data and collaboration easier.
April 17, 2014

Tags: technology , George Komatsoulis , National Cancer Institute , cloud computing , data analysis , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 07:51am EDT
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National Cancer Institute hopes to find a cure in the cloud

George Komatsoulis, the National Cancer Institute's deputy director of the center for biomedical informatics and IT, and acting chief information officer, said through the Cloud Atlas Genome project, NCI is trying to reduce costs to access data by medical research institutions and to make sharing of the this data and collaboration easier.

Tags: technology , George Komatsoulis , National Cancer Institute , cloud computing , data analysis , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 07:51am EST
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Deltek suffers cyber attack putting 80,000 employees of vendors at risk

The market research firm says 25,000 customers potentially had their credit card information exposed during the breach. Deltek says there is no evidence that usernames and passwords were misused.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Deltek , Patrick Smith , Mike Corkery , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:42am EDT

DoD plots third chapter in Better Buying Power initiative

The latest edition of the Defense Department's effort to buy more capability without more money will emphasize the idea of bringing outside innovation into the military acquisition process.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , management , budget , Frank Kendall , Early Wyatt , Robert Baker , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:50am EDT
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Does your company need a board of advisors?

Stan Krejci of the SK Group discusses whether your company needs a board of advisers, and if so, how you should assemble one.
April 7, 2014

Tags: acquisition , small business , board of advisors , Stan Krejci , SK Group , management , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/07/2014, 07:07pm EDT
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SBA finds fault with GSA's strategic sourcing analysis for office supplies

SBA said GSA's impact analysis failed on two main accounts. SBA said it disagreed on GSA's claim that OS3 is a follow-on contract to OS2 and therefore is not a consolidation of contract requirements subject to the provisions of the Small Business Act. SBA also said GSA's argument that it is "contrary to law" to provide an economic analysis on the consequences of small business on a consolidated contract is wrong.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , strategic sourcing , GAO , SBA , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , Tony Franco , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT
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