The Army chief of staff wants a new assessment of the $6 billion WIN-T program, hopefully in time to influence the 2018 Defense authorization bill. He worries the system is too vulnerable in real-world battle conditions and is based on outdated technology.
Lisa Deluca, senior manager of Public Sector Marketing at Veritas Technologies, and Market Connections founder and President Lisa Dezzutti join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center, for a wide ranging discussion of content marketing. May 29, 2017
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.
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.
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
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.
The Section 809 Panel, tasked by Congress to streamline defense acquisition, is giving its initial recommendations just one day before a major acquisition reform bill goes public.
In today’s Federal Newscast, state and local governments, non-profits, universities, and other recipients of federal money, get more time to align their procurement standards with the Office of Management and Budget’s changing oversight rules.
The Air Force is asking airmen to log in online to comment, share and vote on ideas that will better its squadron units. The crowdsourcing initiative is part of a larger push started by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein to fundamentally change the service.