Small businesses growing more worried about the impact of category management on their opportunities to compete for contracts. OFPP required each category manager to submit a plan for how they will address those concerns.
The Defense Department mandated the use of a services acquisition workshop in 2012 for all procurements worth more than $1 billion. The success of the effort is leading other agencies to use it.
Entrepreneur and angel investor Tien Wong of Lore Systems joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of innovation, federal IT, the upcoming G-Tech forum, and the value of social networking. March 7, 2017
The Coalition for Government Procurement says its imperative to reform GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.
The House Small Business Committee says it will be focusing this fiscal year on program oversight, improved management, and reducing duplicative efforts.
When two competing bids come in for one contract, and the winner is tens of millions of dollars higher then the loser, something’s up. That’s what happened in the case of an Army communications deal. You can guess the result. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Congress is coming in better late than never to try to fund the Defense Department for 2017.
In part two of a special report: Defense Acquisition at a Crossroads, Federal News Radio examines the challenges the Defense Department will face as it implements numerous Congressional acquisition reforms, many of which it didn’t ask for.
Congress wants more from the Trump’s defense budget after hearing about military expansion for months.
The Pentagon’s internal improvement plan, known as Better Buying Power, coincided with several consecutive years of declines in the rate of cost growth for the Pentagon’s major weapons systems, from more than 9 percent in 2011 to 3.5 percent in 2015, the lowest level since 1985.
When President Donald Trump issued his executive order freezing federal hiring, it contained a clause against using contractors to make up for it. Often these types of rules are leaky. David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what services contractors are seeing right now.
Our hunger for more guidance from the Trump administration stems from what we’re used to from the last 24 years of administrations.
The Office of Personnel Management’s National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) awarded a contractor for support services in January, but now is facing complaints from two unsuccessful bidders.
Hinge Marketing’s Lee Frederiksen joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the new Hinge study: “2017 Government Services Research: Marketing & Growth Insights”. February 27, 2017
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.