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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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VA kills $100M contract at heart of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated a $102 million contract for a key component of the e-health record system that is supposed to help streamline the health care that VA and the Defense Department provides to service members, veterans and their families. The agency says it is determining its next steps.

Tags: health IT , technology , VA , DoD , EHRs , contracting , acquisition , ASM Research , e-health , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:01pm EST

Report predicts post-PC era for agency IT

Aileen Black, vice president of federal at IT virtualization company VMware, told In Depth with Francis Rose she thinks agencies are well into the mobile future. VMware, along with Carahsoft and MeriTalk, surveyed more than 150 agency chief information officers and IT managers for a report, "Mobile Power Government: Driving Increasingly Productive, Efficient Agencies."

Tags: In Depth , IT , mobile , VMware , Carahsoft , MeriTalk , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:14pm EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Tags: SBA , small business , acquisition , contracting , acquisition workforce , American Small Business League , Brian Reeder , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Will insider-trading bill chill dialogue between contractors, government?

Talking to their federal customers is a critical part of a contractor's job. But under the STOCK Act short for Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge could make that more difficult. Trey Hodgkins, the senior vice president for National Security and Procurement Policy at TechAmerica, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the proposal.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , STOCK Act , Congress , Acquisition Reform Working Group , Tech America , Trey Hodgkins

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 06:08pm EST
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Former DoJ CIO Hitch joins Deloitte

Van Hitch will work in the company's federal practice as an advisor to clients about long-term technology and transformational opportunities.

Tags: people , Van Hitch , Deloitte , DoJ , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 01:05pm EST

GSA preparing business case for next GWAC

The agency wants to make it easier for customers to buy non-IT professional services under one contract. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at the Federal Acquisition Service, said the business case will be posted for governmentwide review by June.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Mary Davie , GSA , OFPP , multiple-award contract , GWAC , Integrations , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:35pm EST

Analysis: SBA size standards overhaul 'overdue'

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm and a former deputy administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose

Tags: SBA , Rob Burton , Guy Timberlake , small business , small business standards , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/17/2012, 08:04pm EST
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What's top of mind for contracting community?

Steve Charles, the co-founder and executive vice president of technology contractor ImmixGroup, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the issues contractors are facing.

Tags: Steve Charles , ImmixGroup , contracting , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/10/2012, 06:05pm EST
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Oracle to pay $1.9B for Taleo, extends SAP rivalry

Oracle Corp. is escalating its rivalry with German business-software maker SAP AG with a $1.9 billion purchase of Taleo Corp., a company that helps businesses hire and manage their employees.

Tags: Oracle , Taleo , SAP , acquisition , technology , cloud computing

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 04:08pm EST
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