To make it easier to buy cybersecurity products, the General Services Administration has been making adjustments to contracts on its Multiple Awards Schedule 70. Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, provides Federal Drive with Tom Temin with all the details.
Homeland Security Department management said they’re now requiring documentation and life cycle cost estimations for all major acquisition programs. It’s a big step for DHS. But while the Government Accountability Office says DHS has improved, it needs to focus on the details.
Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal Business Partners, makes the case that contractors could face increased liabilities because of GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting rule.
The number of protests have all but doubled over the past decade, and acquisition personnel frequently have to be reassured that that number is not a reflection on the quality of their work.
Scott Buchholz, chief technology officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Federal Government practice, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the company’s 2017 report on technology trends and their impact on federal government operations. April 4, 2017
In its annual assessment of DoD’s major weapons systems, GAO calculated that over the past year, the department has seen a $10.7 billion increase in its “buying power.”
How do you map out a winning proposal while improving win-rates and lowering proposal costs? Find out this week on Amtower Off Center when host Mark Amtower interviews proposal guru Carl Dickson. April 10, 2017
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, calls the new White House Office of American Innovation as a timely, strategic and necessary effort.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has finalized a rule requiring companies to file their data using XBRL, which stands for extensible markup language. Mike Starr, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at the financial compliance firm Workiva, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what this all means.
Every time there’s been a move to post actual federal contract documents on public websites, the effort’s been derailed, partly because of concerns about protecting contractors’ proprietary information. Sean Moulton manages the open government program at Project on Government Oversight. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what the feds can learn from how states handle similar information.
On this edition of Columbia Technology Partner’s Ready to Prime, Allen Scott discusses the contracting landscape with two people who know it very well.
The Trump administration sees the new White House Office of American Innovation to be headed by Jared Kushner as one way to make federal procurement more efficient and responsive. So is erasing a contracting rule established by the Obama administration. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Strategic Capabilities Office is one of the most lauded organizations in the Defense Department. The office is famous for taking military systems that do one thing and make them do something completely different. Its leader says his office doesn’t have to worry about acquisition requirements like the rest of the Pentagon establishment. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Organization, accountability and a willingness to partner with industry are necessary to improving federal IT acquisition.
Brian Friel, founder and CEO of Nation Analytics, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to dicuss President Donald Trump’s budget and what it could mean for contractors navigating the federal market. March 28, 2017