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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Contractors are looking for new approaches for reaching out to your agency. Some out-of-the-box business opportunities may make a big difference to your bottom line. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared some thoughts about three of those business opportunities.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , contractors , cyber

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:57pm EST
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Michael Brown, Vice President of Security Product Management, BlackBerry

The Defense Department is upgrading its military networks to increase its access to different types mobile technology. But many secruity experts say the gold standard for smartphones is still the Blackberry. Michael Brown is vice president of security product management and research for BlackBerry. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the importance of mobile security for federal agencies.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , Industry Chatter , mobile , cybersecurity , DoD , defense

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:26pm EST
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GSA seeks help to improve back-end management of NS2020 program

The General Services Administration released an RFI seeking industry input on how best to improve the "management and operations functions that include ordering, billing, inventory and service level agreements management" and "pricing concepts."

Tags: technology , acquisition , GSA , Network Services 2020 , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:33am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , acquisition , technology , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu , Contracting officers , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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GSA puts more category management pieces in place

Kevin Youel Page is named the new deputy commissioner of FAS, replacing Bill Sisk, who shifted to an assistant commissioner position. GSA also publicly unveils the first three hallways under category management.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Koses , NCMA , Kevin Youel Page , Bill Sisk , Common Acquisition Platform , workforce , training , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:17pm EST
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Takeaways from TechAmerica's Vision conference Civilian style

TechAmerica reports that O&M spending has and will continue to hold steady between 2011 and 2015 ranging from 70 percent to 78 percent of the total IT budget.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , TechAmerica , cybersecurity , cloud computing , software-as-a-service , IT budget , LPTA , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:26am EST

Former Boeing procurement officer, two subcontractors sentenced for kickbacks

Three individuals parties were implicated in a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.

Tags: Ciera Crawford , Crime of the Week , FBI , Boeing , contracting

Friday - 09/07/2012, 02:41pm EDT

Feds, contractors confused by Ebola guidance

An agency denies a federal contractor access to its facility after learning that he's visited family in West Africa, in one sign of the confusion amid contradictory guidance from the White House, Pentagon and elsewhere.

Tags: Ebola , Stan Soloway , USAID , Professional Services Council , workforce , DoD , AFGE , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp , contracting ,

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Former Boeing procurement officer, two subcontractors sentenced for kickbacks

Three individuals parties were implicated in a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.

Tags: Ciera Crawford , Crime of the Week , FBI , Boeing , contracting

Friday - 10/31/2014, 10:00am EDT
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