acquistion

  • Federal budget and procurement

    Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jon Etherton of Etherton and Associates. They will discuss the outlook for congressional budget negotiations. October 18, 2011 (Encore presentation November 1, 2011 and November 22, 2011)

  • Study ranks which contractors are doing things right

    BGov Analyst Brian Friel spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about Bloomberg Government’s top 200 government contractors list.

  • Better understanding of vendors’ processes would go a long way

    Bob Lam, a former partner with Accenture’s Worldwide Public Services business practice, offers his take on how agencies could improve the acquisition process for vendors. Lam spent 30 years in the federal market. He says agencies need to better understand vendor processes and improve communication.

  • Federal Drive interviews — June 19

    Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO’s Bill Woods talks about GSA’s reliance on “dun” numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft’s new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

  • VA, GSA each pushes major IT acquisitions to next steps

    The Veterans Affairs Department will award a $5 billion IT hardware contract in the next two months. GSA will release a request for information for cybersecurity tools in the coming days. Both are examples of a healthy and busy fourth quarter for acquisition.

  • In Depth interviews – August 2

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • NIH’s GWAC leader moves to new agencywide job

    Mary Armstead has been tapped to be the new acting associate director of the Office of Acquisition and Management for the National Institutes of Health. She is currently the director of NIH’s Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center.

  • Sequestration and procurement

    Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc. will discuss how contracting is being affected by sequestration. He also will talk about this year’s big procurement issues, and whether the current procurement system is working. March 19, 2013

  • The top contractors in 2013

    Nick Wakeman, editor in chief of Washington Technology joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the 2013 Top 100 contractor list. June 10, 2013

  • Berry Amendment, Congress’ to do list, and lobbying

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the Berry Amendment is affecting troop supplies, what’s ahead for Congress when its members return from vacation, and the lobbying activities of companies that supply goods and services associated with the July 4th holiday. July 4, 2013