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Agencies, vendors ramping up to fight supply chain cyber threats

The White House, Congress, DoD and many others are trying to stem the tide of counterfeit products and software with malicious code from entering federal systems. The administration soon will release recommendations for how all agencies and vendors can improve the security of their products. DoD issued a memo in March requiring changes to how services protect their supply chains.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Victoria Espinel , White House , DoD , Jon Boyens , NIST , Sandy Boyson , University of Maryland , Supply chain management , Supply chain risks , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 12:59pm EDT
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Veteran-owned businesses question fairness of VA's contractor verification

The process to ensure veterans are receiving contracts from the VA is actually shutting out some veteran business owners. But the VA says it inherited a large responsibility quickly and has since made great strides in improving its verification program.

Tags: VA , contracting , acquisition , Lisa Wolford , Scott Denniston , Tom Leney , Devon Hewitt , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jolie Lee

Friday - 06/15/2012, 09:54am EDT

Tracking contracting dollars

This chart shows the rise and leveling off of contracting dollars since 2000.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:33pm EDT

Chart: Bid protests 2000-2011

Bid protests of government contracts have been on a steady rise over the past decade.

Tags: bid protests , acquisition , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer ,

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:35pm EDT

Acquisition process not always seamless

As part of Federal News Radio's week-long multimedia special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, Lee Dougherty a member of General Counsel, P.C.'s Government Contracts Practice discusses the suspension and debarment process.

Tags: Lee Dougherty , General Counsel P.C , acquisition , suspension and debarment , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer ,

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 06:53pm EDT
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Study ranks which contractors are doing things right

BGov Analyst Brian Friel spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about Bloomberg Government's top 200 government contractors list.

Tags: contracting , acquistion , Bloomberg Government , BGOV , Federal Drive , Brian Friel

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 10:45am EDT
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Suspension and debarments rise amid pressure from Congress

Agencies are making greater use of their ability to declare contractors and individuals ineligible for work by the federal government. Some outside experts suggest the increase may be the result of hasty decisions.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , contracting , suspension and debarment , Air Force , Defense Logistics Agency , Crowell and Moring , Venable , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Angela Styles , Rob Burton , Fred Levy , Normand Lussier , Steven Shaw , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:49am EDT
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Army plans to begin four 'utility-scale' renewable energy projects this year

The four acquisition decisions the service will make in the coming months are the first fruits of a task force the Army created to pursue large-scale solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities on its bases.

Tags: Army , Air Force , renewable energy , John Lushetsky , Kathy Ahsing , Energy initiatives task force , solar energy , Fort Bliss , Fort Irwin , Fort Detrick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:46pm EDT

GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Steve Kempf , GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Mick Mulvaney , House Small Business Committee , supply schedules , Demand Based Model , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/08/2012, 05:37am EDT
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DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , acquisition , TRICARE , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , Mackenzie Eaglen , Congress , sequestration , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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