• The power of ‘cognitive’ category management

    Tim Wood, vice president and partner for the Supply Chain Management Practice, IBM Global Business Services, details how agencies can take advantage of the concept of cognitive category management to save money and drive efficiencies.

  • Larry Allen: NDAA provision alters DoD acquisition process

    Companies selling to the Defense Department may be overlooking something serious under consideration by Congress. That’s a provision in the 2018 Defense authorization bill to stop DoD agencies from buying off the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedule. But sellers should never leave to chance which vehicle their customers use. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • OASIS program personnel shakeup continues GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service upheaval

    The General Services Administration announced four long-time members of the OASIS professional services program are moving to FedSIM. The decision caught industry off guard and created concerns about the long-term health of the $4 billion multiple award contract.

  • Alan Chvotkin: Making sense of federal procurement policy

    For federal contractors, trying to get a bead on future federal procurement policy is like peering into fog. The House Armed Services Committee has flip-flopped on a couple of issues. The Defense Department seems to disagree with the White House. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Sam Skolnik: What agency vacancies mean for contractors

    The Trump administration got off to a slow start in nominating people to important jobs. Now President Donald Trump is picking up the pace of nominations, only to have the Senate take its sweet time to confirm them. The lingering policy vacancies leave career employees wondering and now the holes are starting to worry contractors. Sam Skolnik, Bloomberg BNA senior reporter, offers insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Digital transformation in the federal government

    CGI Federal Senior Vice President Gregg Mossburg joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss how digital transformation is bringing efficiency, effectiveness and value to the federal government. July 18, 2017

  • End of FY marketing challenges

    What are some of the top marketing issues impacting federal agencies at the end of this fiscal year? Find out when VMware’s Christina Morrison and Akima’s Peter Jacobs join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. July 24, 2017

  • GSA’s impending EIS contract a ‘race to the beginning’ for federal telecommunications

    GSA’s Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s IT category management, said his agency is very close to awarding the milestone contract.

  • DHS S&T cyber division hitting its stride with research transition, start-up projects

    The Homeland Security Department Science and Technology Directorate’s cybersecurity division is in a more comfortable place now with many of its top research and development priorities. It’s transitioned more than 75 major projects to practice and is finding a solid footing in the Silicon Valley start-up space.

  • DoD acquisition proposals reduce burden, heighten transparency concerns

    New legislative proposals from the Defense Department try to streamline the acquisition system, but do they compromise oversight?

  • Ethics & the Defense Industry Initiative

    What role does the Defense Industry Initiative play in promoting ethical business practices for defense contractors? Find out when the Boeing Company’s Ellen Martin and Tom McDaniel with the Harris Corporation join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. July 11, 2017

  • Larry Allen: What contractors need to know about DoD budget process

    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.

  • The age of procurement uncertainty

    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

  • Joseph Petrillo: Disclosure not enough to save this acquisition bid

    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.

  • David Berteau: 11-week scramble ahead for contractors

    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.