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State, DoD fall short in tracking $1.8B in contracts

An in-depth analysis report by a Senate committee exposes inadequacies in spending on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America, which may affect future expansion to Afghanistan.

Tags: contracting , Claire McCaskill , DoD , State , DynCorp , Lockheed Martin , Raytheon , ITT , ARINC , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , contract oversight , contract management , Courtney Thompson

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:43pm EDT

DHS awards $867M St. E's contract to General Dynamics

General Dynamics wins $900 million contract to build the consolidated headquarters technology infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , DHS , General Dynamics , Northrop Grumman , IT infrastructure , St. Elizabeth campus , Alliant , task order protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:52pm EDT

RSA: stolen data used in Lockheed hacking

Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , RSA , EMC , SecurID , Lockheed Martin ,

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 09:30am EDT

DoD wants ethics certifications from vendors

Proposed rule would require companies who bid on Defense contracts to certify that any former DoD officials who work for them are in compliance with post-employment ethics rules.

Tags: DoD , contracting , regulations , Procurement Integrity Act , Federal Register , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:50pm EDT

OFPP wants agencies to certify contracting data quality

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon issued a memo asking for agencies to improve their internal controls for collecting and submitting acquisition data. The Federal Procurement Data System has had data quality issues for more than a decade.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , OFPP , acquisition policy , Federal Procurement Data System , data quality , data sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 11:05am EDT

95 percent of all new contracts must be green

FAR Council issues an interim rule to change the acquisition regulations. Agencies and contractors must start meeting new requirements for goods and services.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , EPA , USDA , Green government , acquisition regulations , contractor ethics , EPEAT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Defense bill nudges toward outsourcing

Several outsourcing-friendly provisions made their way into the Defense authorization bill approved by the House of Representatives last week. The bill would lift a moratorium on public-private competitions via the A-76 process in DoD, and expresses the sense of Congress that DoD should insource only those jobs which are inherently governmental.

Tags: DoD , contracting , OMB , inherently governmental , insourcing , outsourcing , A-76 , competition , Lexington Institute , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Defense Logistics Agency , Carlyle Group , Frank Finelli , David Berteau , John Conger , Redding Hobby , Dan Goure , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/30/2011, 11:14am EDT
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CIOs cite struggles with agile development

Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT management reforms , agile development , AFCEA , CBP , VA , DoD , Kenneth Ritchhart , Stephen Warren , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/27/2011, 08:09am EDT
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House votes to block contractor disclosure

Three members of the House and four members of the Senate introduce companion pieces of legislation to head off the White House's draft executive order requiring contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: contracting , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Lamar Alexander , Rob Portman , Darrell Issa , Tom Cole , Sam Graves , White House , political contributions , executive order , PSC , Stan Soloway , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 07:53am EDT

Industry Chatter: SAIC copes with defense cuts

Federal contractors are feeling the pinch of defense cuts. Federal News Radio spoke with Deb Alderson, president of SAIC's Defense Solutions Group, about how her company is adjusting to the cuts.

Tags: SAIC , Deb Alderson , In Depth , Industry Chatter , Francis Rose , DoD , contracting ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:05pm EDT
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