Acquisition

  • What’s available for veteran-owned small businesses

    Amtower interviews James Lloyd, Program Director for the Veteran-Owned/Service Disabled Program at the US Army Office of Small Business Programs. May 17, 2010

  • Opportunities grow for cyber contractors

    A cutting-edge forum addresses public-private partnerships, R&D innovations, and contracting opportunities to protect our country’s cyber infrastructure. CyberSecurity Seminars CEO Tom Billington has details.

  • Google and SBA offer big tips for small business

    The ”Tools for Online Success” site features tutorials, video testimonials, and tips from savvy small business people who have leveraged the web to become more efficient, more cost-effective, and more successful. Joe Zepecki, deputy assistant administrator for communications at the SBA explains.

  • DorobekINSIDER: Most read items April 9-15, 2010: OPM hiring reforms and crowdsourcing the Gulf oil spill

    There is little doubt about what the big story for feds was this past week — the executive order to speed up the federal hiring process. And those stories were throughout the most read list…

  • Jennie Liming, GSA

    Jennie Liming is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. Liming was nominated for creating, implementing, and managing a program to develop entry-level employees at GSA.

  • CDC cuts red tape and wins awards doing it

    We meet the CDC fed awarded for her ”spirit of innovation and ‘get it done’ mindset” – Nancy Norton, a contracting officer and team leader for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Procurement and Grants Office.

  • DHS’ winning ways in procurement

    Director of the Office of Procurement Operations at the Homeland Security Department, Soraya Correa has 28 years of experience in procurement, federal assistance, and acquisitions management… and now, an Acquisition Excellence Award!

  • Industry Chatter: Lisa Mascolo of Accenture

    The concept of doing ”even more with even less” is a step beyond ”doing more with less.” Lisa Mascolo of Accenture has some ideas for doing it.

  • DorobekINSIDER: Former GSA CIO Piatt returns — but at OGP

    We told you that Bill Piatt had left his post as the chief information officer at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation — and we suggested that he might be back in the federal world.…

  • Analysis: Proposed DoD cuts could mean big changes

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed making some rather large changes to the Pentagon’s budget this past weekend. Federal News Radio gets analysis as to what this might mean.

  • Adopt real-world strategies to master and manage effectively areas of Contract Administration & Cash Flow Management Governance

    May 18th

    Join us for this month’s Gov Con Straight Talk where Microsoft will be joined by Dwayne Cook, Midatlantic Practice Leader, Tatum Partners and Mac McLauchlin, also a partner at Tatum specializing in International Management. The discussion will focus on how companies with government contracts need to adopt real-word strategies to master and manage effectively areas of Contract Administration and Cash Flow Management Governance. Panelists will touch upon the interest the Government has in offering contractors opportunities for financial rewards sufficient to stimulate effective contract performance, and to attract the best qualified small and large business concerns. Rules, however, need to be understood and implemented in order to achieve good contract performance, profitability and adequate cash flow levels.

  • Industry Chatter: Ryan McCullough of Govplace

    VP/Federal on performance-based contracting; prime/sub relationships; ”inherently governmental”; and objections on cloud computing and data center consolidation.

  • How the Defense Department will cut spending

    Analysis from GovExec editor-in-chief Tom Shoop.

  • Defense conference focuses on alternative fuels

    The Defense Logistics Agency buys and distributes nearly five-million items such as rations, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and textiles, repair parts for land, sea and air weapons systems and platforms, fuel and energy services. DESC, which is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, provides the military and other government agencies with a variety of fuel and energy services. We learn more about DESC’s mission from Mark Iden, Deputy Director of Operations, and Colonel Steve Kephart, Director of Mobility Fuels.