Brian Friel

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA is out with suggested corrections to $50B Polaris RFP

Small businesses have until May 23 to submit comments on GSA’s suggested changes to the mentor-protégé requirements under the solicitation Polaris…

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Brian Friel: DoD, DHS go big on OASIS contract

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Brian Friel: $92 billion in RFPs still to come this fiscal year

Contractors have a busy rest of the summer. Requests for proposals now or about to be on the street will amount to $92 billion worth of future opportunities….

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2015 winners & losers in the federal market

Bloomberg Government\’s Brian Friel and Cameron Leuthy join host Roger Waldron to discuss the current federal budget landscape, and provide an overview…

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Brian Friel: Power of incumbent contractors is declining

Competition in the federal market is up for the third year in a row. And some contractors with skin already in the game don’t have as many advantages anymore. For example, the rate at which incumbents are winning is down more than 20 percent since fiscal 2014, according to a new report from Bloomberg Government. Brian Friel is a government contracts analyst for Bloomberg. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that some agencies are especially hard on incumbents.

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