On this edition of Columbia Technology Partners Ready to Prime Allen sits down with Randy Ambuel, vice president of Exceptional Software Strategies.
There’s nothing like federal contract award protests to make the simple seem complicated. But if you cut through the legalese, sometimes the lowest cost bid really does turn out to be the best deal. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares some recent cases in point on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Federal hiring managers have a new way to buy human capital services and meet small business goals. It’s a new arrangement under the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedules program called Human Capital Management and Administrative Support Services Schedule 738 X. For what these new special item numbers, or SINS, are all about Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to Peter Han director of GSA’s northeast supply and acquisition center, and Robert Woodside, deputy director.
Avi Bender, NTIS director, says his agency’s partnership with the private sector is opening doors for other agencies to solve data service issues, in part by helping them realize what problem it is that they’re actually trying to solve.
The Defense Department is requesting $575 billion in its base budget, a $52 billion increase from last year to help increase readiness.
Congress is considering several reform bills, and agencies are supposed to be complying with the Trump administration’s create-one, kill-two order. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, provides an update for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The government surpassed its 5 percent small business contracting goal for the fourth year in a row, but failed to hit two milestones for HUBZones and women-owned small businesses.
Booz Allen Hamilton’s Brian Abbe, Troy Abbot and Eric Billies join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the government’s growing use of unmanned systems. May 23, 2017
What is the state of the government IT channel? Find out when Bob Laclede, principal and owner of RPL Solutions, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. May 22, 2017
Jason Workmaster, counsel at Covington and Burling LLP, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the implementation of the Transactional Data Reporting rule. May 16, 2017
Reducing the improper payment rate and making better IT acquisition decisions are among the Government Accountability Office’s top suggestions to find ways to run the government for less. Agencies shoulder much of the work, but Congress also has its role to play.
Roger Waldron gives GSA plans for streamlining and reform of procurement processes a thumbs up on behalf of The Coalition for Government Procurement
Industry and lawmakers generally like the bill, but think it might need to be fleshed out a little more.
For defense contractors, especially small businesses, protecting covered defense information (CDI) can be a complicated and costly undertaking. It’s the law now, and contractors have until the end of the year to comply. Attorney Robert Metzger, a partner at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls for the Pentagon to enter into private commercial marketplaces.