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Under the Hood of DIA’s $6B E-SITE Deal – Nextgov.com

Over the summer, 50 companies won a spot on a massive 5-year, $6 billion Defense Intelligence Agency contract. But a look under the hood of the E-SITE deal reveals the final payout may not be as big as you think, partly because of a significant change in how DIA approaches IT. Source: Under the Hood of DIA’s … Continue reading

SBA Proposes Credit For Lower-Tier Subcontracts – SmallGovCon

Large prime contractors operating under individual subcontracting plans would receive credit for small businesses performing at any subcontracting tier, according to a proposed rule issued yesterday by the SBA. Source: SBA Proposes Credit For Lower-Tier Subcontracts – SmallGovCon

OMB bans most new contracts for desktops, laptops – FederalNewsRadio.com

OMB released new guidance to agencies Oct. 16 prohibiting civilian agencies from buying desktop or laptop computers off any contract except from one of three governmentwide acquisition contracts—NASA SEWP, the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70 or the National Institute of Health’s Chief Information Officer-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS). Source: OMB bans most new contracts for … Continue reading

Buying code with credit cards — FCW

The General Services Administration’s 18F is planning an acquisition experiment in which small chunks of code could be paid for with “micro-purchase” authority — $3,500 or less on a government credit card, the outfit announced in a blog post. Source: Buying code with credit cards — FCW

OMB bars new desktop, laptop contracts — FCW

White House IT chiefs are cracking down on pricey hardware. In a memo to federal IT managers, U.S. CIO Tony Scott and Anne Rung, chief acquisition officer at the Office of Management and Budget, announced that they are putting an end to uncoordinated, localized laptop and desktop acquisition practices that blunt the buying power of … Continue reading

Big changes coming to VA OI&T — FCW

LaVerne Council, the new IT chief at the Department of Veterans Affairs, knows that details don’t inspire a crowd. Source: Big changes coming to VA OI&T — FCW

Feds forbidden from issuing new desktop, laptop contracts

The government’s top IT manager and acquisition official released new mandates to pull back on the number of contracts from agencies for laptops and desktops and streamline procurement for the most common hardware purchases. Continue reading

Business Leaders Breakfast: Essentials of Capture Management – November 13, 2015 in Tysons

“The components to winning government business”

This seminar will provide an understanding of what goes in to the process of identifying, qualifying and preparing to bid on government contracts. It will cover topics that start with defining a capture process and take you through all of the steps you will need to execute in order to be prepared to write a winning proposal. Continue reading

Workshop: Creative Proposal Writing – November 18, 2015 in Tysons

“Turning words into compelling stories that sell”

This class is for anyone who will write for a proposal. It will provide you with an overall understanding of the proposal process so you will have a context for your work. Continue reading

Workshop: Effective Capture Management – November 17, 2015 in Tysons

“Getting ready to win – over and over again”

The class presents a detailed capture process and provides instruction on how to effectively develop new business opportunities and position for a winning proposal effort. Continue reading


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