Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
DoD may clarify its independent research and development policy to make it easier for industry to consult with the government.
The Obama administration was the source for a large number of new rules for federal contractors. One rule for defense, by executive order, requires special handling of controlled, but unclassified, information (CUI). Mark Tanner, president of security consulting company Arixmar, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the rule in depth.
Total acquisition cost remains the missing link in measuring, assessing, and, ultimately, reforming the procurement system to deliver best value mission support for customer agencies and the American people, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
An ongoing court battle over a $182 million contract for Recreation.gov service hasn’t stopped the team behind the government site from thinking big, at least when it comes to federal lands and waters data.
Freezing civilian federal workers might leave the Navy short the engineers it needs to build up to 355 ships.
The Trump administration needs to work around roadblocks, solidify its plans and use a pinch of skepticism to better the military.
A Defense Department memo creates cross-functional teams to find where military services are overlapping in business practices.
The General Services Administration released a request for information asking for input from the data community for other potential ways to validate and verify vendors.
Terry Halvorsen retired Feb. 19 after spending the last two-plus years as the Department of Defense chief information officer.
Federal real property management for another year is included on the Government Accountability Office’s High-Risk List. Auditors say the government’s excess properties, reliance on leasing, and facilities security are challenges it must face to get off the list.
Deidre Lee, chair of the Section 809 Acquisition Advisory Panel, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the panel’s mission and agenda for its ongoing review of DoD acquisition. February 21, 2017
Federal contractors can be forgiven if they’re a little unsure of what to do over the next year. Between President Trump’s tweets about major defense contractors and uncertainty over future General Services Administration policy, conditions are bit dicey at the moment. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Government Information Technology Executive Council President Sean Kelley and Lou Anne Brossman, a member of council’s Executive Advisory Board, join host Mark Amtower to the upcoming GITEC summit and the value of networking in GovCon. February 20, 2017
The Homeland Security Department is making steps toward a “Unity of Effort” but first leadership must address a wide range of management concerns like IT, financial systems and human capital.