New legislative proposals from the Defense Department try to streamline the acquisition system, but do they compromise oversight?
All of the Washington ways of getting things in and out of a defense budget are coming into play. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, how contractors can at least keep track of the game.
Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss uncertainties in procurement funding, priorities, and programs. July 10, 2017
An important acquisition by the Education Department hit the rocks. One contractor got hold of earlier bid documents of its competitor. Even disclosure of that fact wasn’t enough to save this one. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
For federal contractors, summer vacations can be problematic. That’s because the start of summer also brings the last fiscal quarter and the scramble to use funds before they run out. It’s a more concentrated issue this year because of how late Congress approved the 2017 budget. David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, provides an overview of the next 11 weeks on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
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. July 4, 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. July 3, 2017
Repperio founder and CEO June Marshall and company president Behrad Mahdi, join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk discuss how their company can help federal acquisition specialists do data driven market research. July 4, 2017
Congress wants the Veterans Affairs Department to expand acquisition internship program and start using the same requirements to report cost savings from procurement activities. Lawmakers see these pieces of legislation as easy bills, but VA has its objections.
The House Armed Services Committee is set to begin its annual marathon session marking up the Defense authorization bill today. The initial draft includes more than 60 provisions dealing with acquisition, including one telling DoD to buy commercial products from online “marketplaces” like Amazon.
Camron Gorguinpour, principal at Woden, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss innovation, open systems architecture and how his company helps organizations gain a new perspective on diversity and defense acquisition. June 27, 2017
Alan Thomas became the fourth commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration June 26.
The 2016 federal contractor survey sponsored by Grant Thornton found vendors are optimistic about working in the public sector, despite facing more competition and lower profit margins.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a notice saying former Administrator Denise Turner Roth made “statements and taking actions that threatened the complainant with transfer to another position.” Sources say out-going FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the whistleblower.