It’s April, but end-of-termism will start to slow federal contracting

Political appointees begin to depart. In their absence, contractors should prepare for a slowdown in new and innovative project starts.

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 16:55:09

GSA’s new approach to small business matchmaking

GSA’s Alliant 3 contract includes an evaluation factor to encourage large businesses to meet with small firms in one of 11 emerging technology areas.

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 16:03:12

Procurement flow-downs can’t be one-sided

Flow-down requirements are a unique, yet ubiquitous, feature of the federal acquisition system.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 17:48:09

Defense contractor pleads guilty to bribery

At the July 3 sentencing hearing, the scheme could result in five years of corporate probation and a half-million-dollar fine.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:59:10

The history of eCommerce

Alan Thomas, founder and chief strategist at Alpha Tango Strategies, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss the history of the eCommerce platform and the acquisition and policy history of the CPI.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2024 19:51:55

Trends in federal procurement

Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf, for a wide-ranging discussion of the policies, regulations, legislation, trends, and programs shaping the federal procurement market.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2024 19:15:00

How legislators could make things a little easier for those companies working with the government

As the second quarter of 2024 begins, there is a lot on the horizon for those who do business with the government.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:55:18

Accenture Federal Services acquires major federal contractor

Cognosante, a provider of digital transformation and cloud modernization services, won more than $300M in federal contracts the last two years.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2024 13:05:19

CYBERCOM embraces the non-traditional as acquisition program grows

A CYBERCOM acquisition leader says she doesn’t want the command’s burgeoning buying program to be ‘stodgy and antiquated.'

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Mon, 15 Apr 2024 21:53:57

Army has burned the software development bridges behind them

Margaret Boatner, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for strategy and acquisition reform, said new approaches to buying software already are paying off.

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Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:19:48

How contractors can ‘almost’ stay prepared for everything

Sometimes you've got to remember the basics. There are some best practices you can implement in the world of government contracting.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:46:13

When the door from government-to-industry leads to a brick wall

A high-level military official negotiates with a contractor, leaves the government, and joins the contractor. Is it a conflict of interest? Depends.

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Wed, 10 Apr 2024 17:01:26

A policy update for government contractors

This week on Off the Shelf, Jason Workmaster from Miller Chevalier joins host Roger Waldron to give a legal and policy update for government contractors. 

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Tue, 09 Apr 2024 20:38:30

Healthcare and its impact on the VA’s mission

This week on Off the Shelf, Anthony Principi, principal of the Principi and former secretary of Veterans Affairs in the President George W. Bush Administration, joins host Roger Waldron for an in depth discussion of the evolving healthcare environment and the implications for the VA's mission.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2024 19:30:08

OMB’s new guidance, RFI boost grant modernization efforts

OMB’s 2024 Revisions of the Uniform Grants Guidance aim to streamline, simplify and expand the overall reach of the $1.2 trillion that agencies award each year.

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Fri, 05 Apr 2024 19:19:04