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CompTIA buys TechAmerica to expand its public sector offerings

CompTIA has mostly focused on education and advocacy for small and medium sized firms. By acquiring TechAmerica, the association expands its reach into more procurement and technology lobbying and education.

Tags: TechAmerica , CompTia , Shawn Osborne , Todd Thibodeaux , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 08:59am EDT

Tech America, ITI settle $5M breach of contract lawsuit

Neither of the tech associations would disclose any details of their agreement.

Tags: TechAmerica , Shawn Osborne , ITI , Dean Garfield , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:24pm EDT

Six months later, contractors still feeling aftershocks of shutdown

In a special report, The Government Shutdown: Six Months Later, Federal News Radio checks back in with some of the companies it talked to in October to find out what long-term effects the work stoppage had on them. Overall, large and small contractors say they've lost some revenue and are seeing delays in contract awards and solicitations.

Tags: contracting , government shutdown , Chris Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , Ambit Group , Kim Hayes , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Mike Hettinger , TechAmerica , Govini , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:08am EDT
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DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now that the three-year effort to get the bill passed is complete, the hard work begins to make it a reality.

Tags: management , technology , Kathleen Tighe , Mark Warner , Congress , DATA Act , open government , Dick Ginman , Trey Hodgkins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Concerns over contract bundling cast shadow over 2013 small business successes

All signs are pointing to the fact that despite the government spending less overall on acquisition last year, agencies met the statutory goal of awarding at least 23 percent of all prime contracts to small businesses. Experts say contract consolidation and bundling will negatively impact small firms in the coming years.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , SBA , Ken Dodds , Emily Murphy , Rob Burton , small business , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:16am EDT

Pentagon sees new risks to industrial base during current spending downturn

The Defense Department and the industries it depends on have made their way through budget downturns before, but this one is different. Both budgets and threats are uncertain.

Tags: DoD , Elana Broitman , Frank Kendall , Linda Hudson , budget , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:43am EDT
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GSA names ombudsman to give industry a louder voice

Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, said the ombudsman will help vendors navigate the acquisition bureaucracy and ensure the agency is hearing and addressing challenges and concerns. It's one of several steps GSA is taking to improve vendor and agency customer satisfaction.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , Jeff Koses , Tom Sharpe , oversight , Malisa Gray , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
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GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , oversight , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Evan Croen, Bloomberg Government

It's that time of year again, when Bloomberg Government ranks the top 200 federal contractors. Which ones made it through 2013's ups and downs intact? Which ones thrived? Evan Croen, director of government sales research with Bloomberg Government, explained the 2013 contracting environment to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Evan Croen , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , contracting ,

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:36am EDT
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Va. defense contractor pays $1.1M to clear name

Computer Sciences Corporation agreed topay $1.1 million to resolve the allegations that the company submitted to false resumes to qualify for higher paying positions.

Tags: Crime of the Week , CSC , contracting , Ciera Crawford ,

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 03:39pm EDT
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