Allen Federal Partners

  • GSA terminates McKinsey & Co.’s schedule contract

    A year after a critical inspector report found McKinsey and Company’s prices were 10% higher than originally proposed, GSA decided to end the firm’s schedule contract.

  • Larry Allen: What happens when CR is continually pushed back?

    The end of the continuing resolution appears to keep moving further into the future. Eventually it’ll bump 2018 in the tuchus. Then what? Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares what some contractors might be thinking on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Larry Allen: Hassles of working with the federal government

    Doing business with the federal government can be lucrative, interesting and fulfilling. It can also be the biggest hassle known to mankind. A few recent developments may put it somewhat in that latter category. Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners shares some insight with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Larry Allen: A different take on using reverse auctions

    At the General Services Administration, the 18F group has made a reputation for itself as the people to go to for agile development, rapid software deployment and general digital innovation. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin just a couple of weeks ago, two 18F staff members described their success with using reverse auction techniques to acquire software code at the micro purchase threshhold. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, offers a contrary view.

  • Larry Allen: What can federal contracting officers expect in 2016?

    As 2015 winds down, federal contracting officers face changes in 2016. For one expert’s take, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Partners.

  • Larry Allen: A deep dive into the 2016 budget deal

    After several days of last-minute haggling, the White House and congressional leaders finally reached a deal this week to fund the government through the end of 2016 — on top of an earlier agreement on top-line budget levels for both domestic agencies and defense through the end of 2017. There’s a lot to unpack in the budget deal, but Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin focused on how the agreement — coming a few months into the fiscal year — will affect federal procurement. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, helped Federal Drive do that.

  • Larry Allen: Fewer contractors than you think defraud the government

    The Justice Department is crowing about how it managed to collect $1 billion last year in false claims act violation settlements with federal contractors. That makes it sound like everyone is ripping off the government. Larry Allen, a federal business consultant and long-time expert in procurement, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin that top-line number fails to reflect the reality that few contractors actually set out to defraud their customer.

  • Larry Allen: 3 areas of concern for contractors in budget deal

    Appropriators in the House and Senate are filling in the budget lines underneath the toplines in the bipartisan budget agreement President Barack Obama signed this week. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the deal matters to contractors for at least three reasons.

  • Larry Allen: Innovation versus experience

    Innovation is a popular concept in the government contracting space. But agencies still crave experience and that means innovation may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and writes The Week Ahead newsletter. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about the innovation versus experience debate.

  • Larry Allen: A new fiscal year to-do list

    The beginning of the fiscal year means your to-do list for the new year changes a little bit. Larry Allen is the president of Allen Federal Business Partners and publisher of the Week Ahead newsletter, shared three things you should do to ensure continued success on In Depth with Francis Rose.