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GSA cancels one of Oracle's IT schedule contracts

The software company received more than $357 million in sales from its schedule contract in 2011.

Tags: contracting , Jason Miller , GSA , Oracle

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 06:28pm EDT

The Ambit Group's Kimberley Hayes on agency, contractor cooperation

Kimberley Hayes, is the president and cofounder of the Ambit Group, joined Francis Rose for an interview on Industry Chatter, to discuss the ways that agencies can bolster cooperation among vendors, the acquisition office and the program office.

Tags: Industry Chatter , Kimberley Hayes , Ambit Group , acquisition , management , Francis Rose , In Depth

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:04pm EDT
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Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , acquisition , DoD budget , NAVSEA , NAVAIR , SPAWAR , MARCORSYSCOM , Frank Kelley , Patrick Brady , Kevin McCoy , David Architzel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:38am EDT
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FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , third party accreditors , cloud computing , NIST , GSA , DoD , DHS , David McClure , David DeVries , Richard Spires , Jared Serbu , AFFIRM , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Anonymous hackers target industry supporters of cyber bill

The Hacker group Anonymous appears to be planning attacks on companies and elected officials that support certain cybersecurity legislation. So far, hackers have claimed credit for taking down the websites of Boeing, TechAmerica and USTelecom over the past few days.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , Francis Rose , TechAmerica , USTelecom , Boeing

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:12pm EDT

Controlling contract costs spurs more questions, few answers

A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee heard testimony Thursday on a seemingly simple subject: Is it cheaper for the federal government to employ its own workforce or hire contractors? But industry groups representing government contractors say the question is often more complicated than it might seem.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Claire McCaskill , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , PSC , Stan Soloway

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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Oxygen problem in F-22 Raptor remains a mystery

An Air Force advisory panel says it still can't explain what caused blackouts and dizziness among pilots flying its supersonic F-22 Raptor.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , acquisition , F-22 Raptor

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:01pm EDT

Sequestration may hit defense industry harder than troops

Sequestration would kill hundreds of thousands of defense industry jobs, the Pentagon warns. Frank Kendall told senators during his nomination hearing to be the DoD acquisition chief that personnel accounts would be shielded so lower-tiered contractors would feel the brunt of cuts.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John McCain , Carl Levin , sequestration , Budget Control Act , defense industrial base , Frank Kendall , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT
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OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Tags: contracting , Lesley Field , OFPP , Mythbusters , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Darren Ash , NRC , Jacob Hansen , IRS , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Route1's Tony Busseri on the mobility puzzle

Tony Busseri, the CEO of Route1, a company specializing in digital security and identity management, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss what the government's missing as it tries to plug holes in its mobile strategy.

Tags: technology , mobile , Industry Chatter , Tony Busseri , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:08pm EDT
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