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. May 1, 2017
Nearly a third of federal contract spending or around $130 billion a year goes through indefinite delivery – indefinite quantity contracts (IDIQ). It’s a surprisingly durable practice. But the product mix has shifted and not all the buying is competitive. Bill Woods, Director of IT acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, provides an update on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry won’t give details on what reforms he will propose, but says he thinks DoD might get more money than expected in 2017 defense appropriations.
When incumbent services contractors see a recompetition coming, it often sets off their “spidey sense.” But there are limits to how much a contractor can control the solicitation put out by the agency for which it’s working. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares a recent case in point on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
After years of steady declines, spending on contracts by the armed forces and Defense agencies are heading back up. Andrew Hunter, director of the defense-industrial initiatives group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
Ken Georgi and Curt LeMar with General Dynamics Health Solutions join host Roger Waldron to discuss current trends in cloud computing and best practices for federal agencies so they can make a successful migration to the cloud. April 25, 2017
How does the government acquire IT products and services and where does GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services fit in? Find out this week when AAS Assistant Commissioner Tom Howder and FEDSIM Director Chris Hamm join host Mark Amtower of Amtower Off Center. April 24, 2017
BirchGrove Consulting President Ray Bjorklund joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss government’s category management efforts and the size, scope and complexity of the 750 billion dollar procurement market. April 18, 2017
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, applauds the Trump administration’s intent but questions its approach to reigning in contract duplication.
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is still awarding contracts despite months of uncertainty.
Each of the last three administrations has deployed a strategy for IT acquisition. Former Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Angela Styles, chairwoman of the law firm Crowell Moring, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin on what the next challenges might be.
The Defense Department is starting its preliminary work to cut its acquisition office in half, including assigning distinct responsibilities to each new office.
Does anyone need reminding of the thoroughly international content of PCs, smartphones, network switching equipment? And pencils?
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on April 18 will mandate agencies follow buy-American acquisition rules and close loopholes that allow for waivers and exemptions.