Two weeks into the continuing resolution agencies hoping to start new initiatives are now looking towards December 16. That's when Congress promised to establish a 2023 budget. History shows that's a pretty thin read to lean on.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Biden Administration expands the use of procurement to encourage economically friendly purchasing. American embassies worldwide are in line for a major network upgrade. And the Department of Homeland Security looks to improve customer experience with people and data.
Among other things, initiatives aim to incentivize large prime contractors to incorporate innovations from small businesses into their bid proposals and give contracting officers better tools to manage intellectual property rights.
Jamie Holcombe, the chief information officer for USPTO, said a new contract award will help the agency move toward a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.
Federal spending on contracts for goods and services continues to grow in many categories. But according to research by Deltek, there's increasing consolidation of contracting vehicles by the government.
Marsha Lindquist, president of Granite Leadership Strategies and a fellow at both APMP and NCMA, joins host Mark Amtower on this week's Amtower Off Center to discuss her book, Secrets of Strategic Pricing for Government Contractors.
Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss the evolution of eCommerce, the impact of inflation on government contractors and the state of commercial item contracting.
Three new initiatives are coming in October to connect small innovators with Navy programs and test and fund the development of their technologies.
Stephanie Geiger, executive vice president and co-founder of Government Marketing University, joins host Mark Amtower on this week's Amtower Off Center to discuss the founding of GMarkU and the upcoming GAIN conference in October.
Contractors have long urged agencies to expand the debriefings they give to losing bidders after making an award. In one recent case, an enhanced debriefing lead to a turnover in the award. The new award turned out to be protest proof. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked about the project, worth tens of millions of dollars, with Joe Petrillo, Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney.
Baker Tilly’s Jeff Clayton, Leo Alvarez, and Julia Smith host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf, for a wide-ranging discussion of compliance, procurement, and market trends impacting companies engaged in the federal marketplace.
Stephanie Halcrow, president of the Halcrow Group and senior fellow at George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting and Moshe Schwartz, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss their report: "The Power of Many: Leveraging Consortia to Promote Innovation, Expand the Defense Industrial Base, and Accelerate Acquisition."
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chairman of Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced and the full body passed the SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 on Wednesday.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation is clear, fixed-price contracts are just that: Fixed price. There's no provision for adjustments because of inflation. Or is there? A memo last week from the Defense Pricing and Contracting office offers some hope. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with someone who has studied the memo closely: Zach Prince, a partner at Smith, Pachter, McWhorter.