The Defense Department’s acquisition chief on Friday released a ranking of the top 30 supplier units within the contracting industry as part of a continuing effort to improve the government’s largest procurement operations by curbing costs and professionalizing the workforce. via Pentagon Ranks Top Suppliers to Spark Competition Among Contractors – Contracting – GovExec.com.
This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower interviews Kevin Plexico, VP of Research for Deltek, and GovWin. via What is the current state of government contracting? – FederalNewsRadio.com.
The Veterans Affairs Department will try to address one major aspect of its patient scheduling scandal by looking to industry for help. VA is planning two major acquisitions in the coming months to take advantage of the commercial technology it discovered during a scheduled application contest last fall. via VA planning two RFPs to help … Continue reading
As the Navy retakes control over its own IT network, it’s eager to begin introducing new technologies to improve the experience of the 800,000 people who use it every day. via Navy looks to vendors for rapid upgrades to NMCI network – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Despite having established systems for integrating intelligence and analytic activities, the Homeland Security Department continues to wrestle with planning and prioritizing its strategies, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. via DHS struggles with intelligence and analysis capabilities | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Agencies are ramping up their suspension and debarment activities and creating internal controls and programs to help increase future efforts, according to a report by the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee. via 11 steps to strengthen suspension and debarment of contractors | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The General Services Administration will ask the contractors on its Multiple Award Schedules to standardize part numbers and Special Item Numbers to help reduce price variability between products and services. via GSA pushes major overhaul of its Multiple Award Schedules | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
In a crushing blow to SDVOSBs, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied the appeal of a lower court decision allowing the VA to procure goods and services using the Federal Supply Schedule without first considering whether SDVOSBs can satisfy the requirement. via SDVOSBs Take It On The Chin: Court Denies … Continue reading
The federal government has finalized a plan to expand compensation reimbursement caps to a large swath of its contracted employees, drawing the ire of its private industry partners. via Is $487K Too Little to Pay Federal Contractors? – Contracting – GovExec.com.
Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition is Jared Serbu’s guest for the full hour on this edition of On DoD. During this week’s show, LaPlante talks with Jared about his five top priorities’ for Air Force acquisition. via On DoD: William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for … Continue reading