Contracts/Awards

  • Pushing ‘pay-go’ on Capitol Hill

    On Capitol Hill, House Democrats are moving to put into law so-called ‘pay-go’, or pay-as-you-go rules affecting the federal budget. It’s an effort to rein in federal spending, even as the administration sets new records…

  • Improving procurement and acquisition policies

    The House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on government management and procurement held a hearing earlier this week looking at improving procurement acquisition and policies. One of the people who testified before that committee was…

  • GSA awards Internet security contract to Verizon

    By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio The General Services Administration awarded an additional Internet security contract modification today to Verizon Business Services. Verizon got the award as a contract modification on GSA’s Networx Universal telecommunications…

  • Changes coming to REAL ID Act

    Changes might be coming to the REAL ID program. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently said she plans to scale back portions of the law. Cynthia Wong is the Plesser Fellow at the Center for…

  • Stimulus Procurement: Impact and Risk

    Robert A. Burton Partner, Venable LLP Director, Procurement Roundtable June 16th, 2009

  • Make Room for 2.0

    Alan Balutis Director, IBSG Cisco Systems, Inc. June 15th, 2009

  • GAO on VA’s ‘enhanced use leases’

    The Government Accountability Office was tasked with checking on the use of ‘enhanced use leases’ by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is one way VA manages its ‘real property’ portfolio. We talked about it…

  • Sick leave legislation update

    Congress is debating a measure that would force companies to offer up to seven days of paid sick leave. And that includes federal contractors. Specifically, this would apply to employers with more than 15 workers.…

  • Effective contract proposals – June 16th, 2009

    June 16th, 2009 at 11:30 AM On this week’s edition of “Gateway to Government Sales”, host Scott Orbach “The GSA Schedule Guy” interviews Toby Reut and Rick Slifer of RASA Consulting, who drop by the…

  • deSeve speaks at AGA event

    The bookkeeping angle of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was the subject of a meeting of the Association of Government Accountants. Ed deSeve holds the multiple titles of Special Advisor to the President; Assistant…

  • Finding ARRA funds made easier

    Federal agencies are on a spending spree from the stimulus bill, but how do you find that money if you’re one of the businesses looking for contracts? For months, a firm called Stateside Associates has…

  • GSA to delve deeper into counterfeit technology issues

    Six meetings planned over the next three months to look at variety of topics.

  • Making DoD acquisition work better

    A series of hearings hosted by the Defense Acquisition Panel of the House Armed Services Committee is looking at making the acquisition process work better. Wednesday’s hearing was titled Coordinating Requirements, Budgets, and Acquisition: How…

  • Nomination hearing for Rand Beers

    Cybersecurity, personnel, and contracting issues punctuated the confirmation hearing of Rand Beers to become Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs at the Department of Homeland Security. His nomination hearing was Tuesday afternoon, in the…