With a lot to chase in 2024, fewer federal contractors are chasing an increasing number of federal dollars

For the big federal contracts on the horizon in 2024, not a whole lot is changing when it comes to what the government plans to buy. But there are still a lot of opportunities for contractors, as agencies re-compete some of their biggest buying vehicles. Those are some of the takeaways from Deltek’s annual list of top contracting opportunities. Ashley Sanderson is a senior research manager at Deltek. She joined Federal Drive Deputy Editor Jared Serbu to talk more about the 2024 edition.

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 14:44:49

A FedRAMP update

Acting FedRAMP Director joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf, to give an update on the program and explain what it's cloud cybersecurity mission means for stakeholders across government and industry.

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 22:23:19

The procurement news of the day

Jason Miller, executive editor of Federal News Network, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss VA TGN2, the recent POLARIS protest, and DISA's recent industry day.

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 01:23:42

Coast Guard still faces a lot of obstacles to meeting its missions, from acquisition to personnel challenges

The Coast Guard is one of the smallest military services -- but it has a big mission. According to the Government Accountability Office, it is still struggling to meet that mission because of longstanding challenges in at least three major areas. To talk through where things stand and how the service can improve, Federal News Network's Deputy Editor Jared Serbu spoke with Heather MacLeod, GAO's Director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 18:37:15

Is an earthquake ahead for a mainstay of federal procurement?

Earthquakes strike suddenly, but they are a long time in the making. We may be approaching such a moment in the federal procurement landscape, when changes that were in the works for years converge and create significant shifts in what seems like the blink of an eye.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 19:58:48

4 outstanding questions around SEWP VI

Join moderator Jason Miller and a panel of SEWP experts as they answer some of your burning questions surrounding SEWP VI.

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:35:58

Early success spurs Army to expand contract writing system MVP

Bill Hepworth, deputy program executive officer for the Army’s program executive office enterprise information systems (PEO-EIS), said after testing out the new contract writing system with 100 users, the plan is to triple that number in early 2024.

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 18:33:03

4 major acquisition changes GSA is pursuing in 2024

Jeff Koses, GSA’s senior procurement executive, said updating the language in the Competition in Contracting Act to focus on best value instead of lowest cost will go a long way to limiting the use of LPTA.

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 20:19:23

All things ACT-IAC

ACT-IAC CEO Dave Wennergren joins host Mark Amtower on this week's Amtower Off Center for a lively and wide-ranging discussion about his organization.

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 21:21:32

GSA sees record spending through its contracts for IT products and services

(11/16/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: The IRS' new CIO makes a move with vast experience and success modernizing legacy technology. Several key Biden administration nominees are moving forward in the Senate. And the GSA sees record spending through its contracts for IT products and services.

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 17:40:50

Keeping fingers crossed about a potential government shutdown, contractors have a new White House initiative to scrutinize

It will be this new congressional leadership's first test to try and avoid a government shutdown. As usual, the ones who will be doing most of the watching will be federal contractors. There is a new initiative from the White House though, that will give them plenty to keep busy while the waiting game ensues. To get a pulse check on the contracting industry, Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White talked with David Berteau, President and CEO of the Professional Services Council.

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 22:30:09

COMET recompete, Polaris protests keep acquisition exciting in early fiscal 2024

The General Services Administration is facing two new protests of its small business IT services contract known as Polaris, while VA’s awards under T4NG2 remain intact, so far.

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 20:44:00

The misguided attacks on the 8(a) program must end

For half a century, the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program has stepped in. It has provided tools for small firms entering the federal marketplace and the resources necessary to assist small business owners in building and scaling their companies to compete in both the public and private sectors.   

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 16:19:14

Small business contracting: A year in review

This week on Off the Shelf, David Black, partner at Holland & Knight, Ken Dodds, vice president and GovCon Industry Expert at Live Oak Bank, and Jon William, partner at PilieroMazza, join host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the key small business policy, regulatory, and legal trends shaping the federal market. 

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 23:38:11

New data strategy, OMB Circular to set foundation for OFPP’s Better Contracting Initiative

Christine Harada, the senior advisor in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said there are four areas of focus under the Better Contracting Initiative, including enterprisewide software licensing and new guidance to improve requirements development.

Thu, 09 Nov 2023 23:13:49