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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

Analysis: Gov't must 'modernize' cyber defense

Larry Clinton, the president of the Internet Security Alliance, testified before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the role of the private sector in responding to cyber threats.

Tags: House , cybersecurity , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 06:14pm EST

NRC taking financial system to cloud

The agency hired CGI Federal to move its application from the Interior Department to the private cloud.

Tags: technology , NRC , CGI Federal , financial management , cloud computing , Interior , shared services , contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:18pm EST

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on virtualization and the subscription model

Gunnar Hellekson, the chief technolgoy strategist for Red Hat's U.S. public sector group, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss virtualization and the subscription model for agency IT.

Tags: acquisition , Industry Chatter , technology , IT , cloud computing , Gunnar Hellekson , Red Hat , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:40pm EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Tags: House , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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Interior trying again to move email, collaboration to cloud

The department released a new RFP asking for a host of services. Interior made an award in 2010 to a Microsoft provider only to see a Google provider protest and eventually force the agency to pull back the contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Interior , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Google , Microsoft , Onix , Softchoice , Andrew Jackson , Bernie Mazer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:01am EST

What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Tags: management , best practices , Deloitte Consulting , Deloitte & Touche , John Powers , Tom Davis , JoAnn Boutelle , Commerce , federal reorganization

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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