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PC Recycler's Jeremy Farber on 'secure destruction' of agency devices

Jeremy Farber helped found PC Recycler in 2003, and in 2009, the company was added to the General Services Administration's list of contractors providing both on- and off-site data-destruction services for federal agencies.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity , technology , Jeremy Farber , PC Recyclers , Industry Chatter , GSA , contracting ,

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:42pm EST
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Air Force reinstates contractors suspended last month

The Air Force has reinstated Advanced C4 Solutions, Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies after the government reviewed all the facts. The contractors, who were suspended on Oct. 24th, were working on a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , DoD , Air Force , DoD Report

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:11pm EST

VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Thomas Leney , Jack Thompson , Bill Johnson , GAO , Ralph White , Greg Kutz , Small business contracting , Service disabled veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , small business goals , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , DoD , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , acquisition , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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GSA reopens cloud email RFQ

The agency fixes the issues found by GAO after two vendors protested the contract. Vendors must submit new or revised proposals by Dec. 20.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , Mary Davie , Email-as-a-service , cloud computing , GAO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:08pm EST

Amendment to defense authorizations would cap contractor pay

An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would cap taxpayer-funded contractor compensation at $400,000. Under current executive compensation limits set in 1998, contractors can charge up to $693,951 for the salaries of their top five executives.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Senate , Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , Congress , supercommittee

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20am EST

Lockheed launches collaborative cyber partnership

Curt Aubley, vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Information Systems and Global Solutions, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the partnership means for the federal government.

Tags: acquisition , cybersecurity , Lockheed Martin , Curt Aubley , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Friday - 11/18/2011, 10:32am EST
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Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Dan Gordon , GAO , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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Motorola Solutions' Jim Mears on the federal marketplace

Mears is head of Motorola Solutions' Government and Public Safety.

Tags: Jim Mears , Motorola Solutions , In Depth , Industry Chatter , technology , contracting , acquisition

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:08pm EST
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