In addition to being Founder and Editor of GovConChannel, Guy Timberlake is Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer of The American Small Business Coalition, an innovative membership organization aiding companies with finding, qualifying and winning business opportunities in the government sector. As GovConChannelChief, Guy is responsible for include managing content acquisition, editorial and publishing functions, and development of collaborative relationships with news and market intelligence organizations providing coverage of the U.S. Government Contracting industry.
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DoD’s Better Buying Power to add cyber

The forthcoming final version of Better Buying Power 3.0 will address cybersecurity, said Frank Kendall, DoD under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. via DoD’s Better Buying Power to add cyber.

Database offers quick reference for federal IT policies

Keeping up with the changing technology landscape is difficult. Doing so in a federal environment — with volumes of policies and regulations — is that much harder. via Database offers quick reference for federal IT policies.

Civilian IT spend $4.5B over 2015 projections

Civilian agency spending on IT is expected to rise by 10 percent before the end of fiscal year 2015, with an increase of $4.5 billion over original budget projections, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights. via Civilian IT spend $4.5B over 2015 projections.

Reverse auction legislation — FCW

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Small Business Committee, introduced legislation March 19 that seeks to increase protections for small companies that contract with the federal government. via Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email — FCW.

Three Tips to Maximize Federal Sector Investments

It would seem fairly obvious that companies investing time and money to win federal contracts would want to see a return. What’s seemingly not obvious to these companies are their missteps contributing to that lack of ROI. Continue reading

FedBid still comes under fire even after suspension is lifted – The Washington Post

Members of Congress and contracting experts said they were concerned that the company, which conducts what are called “reverse auctions” for federal contracts, has a virtual monopoly and plays such a key role in awarding contracts that it blurs the line between work that should be done by the government and the private sector. via … Continue reading

Reverse Auctions Once Again in Lawmakers’ Crosshairs – Contracting – GovExec.com

Lawmakers are marshaling arguments to restrict the contracting tool called a reverse auction, criticizing agency reliance on a practice dominated by a single private firm at a Thursday hearing of the House Small Business subcommittee. via Reverse Auctions Once Again in Lawmakers’ Crosshairs – Contracting – GovExec.com.

What’s missing from the big Pentagon weapons programs? Small businesses – Washington Business Journal

There’s the defense company mainstays — from Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Boeing Co., to General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. But there are thousands of small businesses also champing at the bit for a piece of the billions of dollars that funnel toward weapons programs. via What’s missing from the big Pentagon weapons … Continue reading

The right tool for the job — FCW

Editor’s Note: Amen! Rigid statements of work, as opposed to statements of objectives, limit the ability of industry to bring new ideas and technologies to the government. via The right tool for the job — FCW.

Army commits $500 million to GSA’s OASIS contract – FederalNewsRadio.com

The service is committing to spend $500 million a year on the OASIS professional services contract across five main areas — program management, consulting, science, financial services and logistics via Army commits $500 million to GSA’s OASIS contract – FederalNewsRadio.com.


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