Industry Matters

U.S. Coast Guard acquisition priorities for 2017

U.S. Coast Guard acquisition priorities for 2017

Rear Admiral Joseph Vojvodich, chief acquisition officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses the relationship between industry and the Coast...
VA reduces administrative burden on veteran-owned small businesses

VA reduces administrative burden on veteran-owned small businesses

Wayne Simpson, a consultant at Centre Law & Consulting, discusses the federal government’s effort to make it easier for veteran-owned small...
GAO report: Opportunities for improving acquisitions & operations

GAO report: Opportunities for improving acquisitions & operations

David Powner, director of I.T. issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses GAO’s report “Opportunities for Improving Acquisitions and Operations.”
Industry’s role in White House Office of American Innovation

Industry’s role in White House Office of American Innovation

Anne Altman, vice chair at the Northern Virginia Tech Council, discussed the advice industry can offer to the new Office...
Defense industrial base preps for budget outcomes

Defense industrial base preps for budget outcomes

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, discusses how the defense industrial base should prepare for budget decisions...
Challenges facing agencies transitioning to the cloud

Challenges facing agencies transitioning to the cloud

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware, discussed the challenges for agencies as they move applications and data...
GSA schedule contracts add paid sick leave

GSA schedule contracts add paid sick leave

Eric Crusius, senior counsel at Holland & Knight, discusses changes to GSA schedule contracts and the 2017 NDAA’s limits to...
Modernizing federal legacy I.T.

Modernizing federal legacy I.T.

Sonny Hashmi, managing director of global government at Box and former CIO at the General Services Administration, discusses why the...
Impact of FY18 budget on industry

Impact of FY18 budget on industry

Kevin Plexico, vice president at Deltek, discusses how the budget will impact industry.
Securing the Internet of things

Securing the Internet of things

Darron Makrokanis, vice president of federal at Tenable, discusses the security challenges presented by the Internet of things, and how...
Using open data as a decision-making tool

Using open data as a decision-making tool

Capgemini principal John Cattaneo and Qlik vice president of federal Monica McEwen discussed how the Trump administration could use open data...
Key positions in administration still need nominees

Key positions in administration still need nominees

Angela Styles, chair at Crowell & Moring and former administrator of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget,...
Impact of budget uncertainty on industry

Impact of budget uncertainty on industry

Larry Prior, CEO and president at CSRA, discusses how industry is navigating budget uncertainty in the federal government.
Impact of federal hiring freeze on industry

Impact of federal hiring freeze on industry

David Berteau, president and CEO of Professional Services Council, discusses the impact of the federal hiring freeze on contractors.
Anser acquires Advanced Technology International

Anser acquires Advanced Technology International

Carmen Spencer, President and CEO of Anser, discusses the acquisition of Advanced Technology International by Anser, and it’s impact on...
Preparing for a possible rollback of contracting EO’s

Preparing for a possible rollback of contracting EO’s

Eric Crusius, counsel at Miles & Stockbridge, discusses several executive orders affecting the contracting community put in place by President...
Congress considers flurry of federal management bills

Congress considers flurry of federal management bills

Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the flurry of activity in Congress around management and workforce...
Industry roundtable

Industry roundtable

Federal I.T., industry and a presidential transition Steve Bennett, director for the global government practice at SAS, Chris Townsend, vice...
Impact of Trump administration on government contracting

Impact of Trump administration on government contracting

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Deltek, discusses the impact of President-Elect Trump’s campaign promises on the federal contracting community.
Improving the communication between vendors and government

Improving the communication between vendors and government

Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, discussed the communication between vendors and the federal...
Boeing moving defense headquarters to D.C.

Boeing moving defense headquarters to D.C.

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, discussed Boeing’s decision to relocate its defense headquarters from Saint Louis to...
Industry outlook for 2017

Industry outlook for 2017

Michele Bolos, founder and CEO of NT Concepts, discusses the impact of presidential transition and a new administration on the...
Tech Insights – Navigating the Digital Future

Tech Insights – Navigating the Digital Future

Sponsored: New Report: Strategies for Government to Navigate the Digital Future It’s no longer commonplace to sign paper forms or wait in place in...
IT priorities for Trump transition

IT priorities for Trump transition

Jerad Speigel, CEO at Phase One, discusses how industry can help shape I.T. policy in the Trump administration.
Impact of uncertainty on the defense industry

Impact of uncertainty on the defense industry

Robert Kipps, managing director at Kipps-DeSanto, discussed the impact of uncertainty on the defense industry.
Future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016

Future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses the future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act...
Improving Acquisition with “Making It Easier” Initiative

Improving Acquisition with “Making It Easier” Initiative

Judith Zawatsky, Multiple Award Schedules Transformation Program Manager at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, discusses the Making It Easier campaign.
Strategic sourcing: Are agencies leaving money on the table?

Strategic sourcing: Are agencies leaving money on the table?

Tim DiNapoli, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, explained how federal agencies are leaving a...
Contractors’ relationship with the agency ‘C’ suite

Contractors’ relationship with the agency ‘C’ suite

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses why he thinks the proliferation of C-level positions in government, impacts...
Procurement Principles at VA

Procurement Principles at VA

The Government Accountability Office, the inspector general, Congress, and agency leadership made procurement reform a top priority after cost explosions...
Compliance challenges facing industry

Compliance challenges facing industry

Supply chain management represents one of the most significant challenges to federal cybersecurity. Much of that burden falls on industry...
Industry and the MGT Act

Industry and the MGT Act

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), discussed the IT to-do list for...
Industry preparations for a new administration

Industry preparations for a new administration

Bryan Sivak, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former chief technology officer at the Department of Health and...
Industry takeaways from DIUx’s success

Industry takeaways from DIUx’s success

Northern Virginia Technology Council vice chair Anne Altman discussed how industry views the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx).
Connecting large defense companies with start-ups

Connecting large defense companies with start-ups

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense, discusses the connection between start-up companies and the traditional defense industrial base.
Evolving role of contract managers

Evolving role of contract managers

Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, discusses the changing role of contract managers.
The impact of workforce and budget cuts on the shipbuilding industry

The impact of workforce and budget cuts on the shipbuilding industry

Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the impact of workforce...
Industry goals for the next administration

Industry goals for the next administration

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, discussed industry’s goals for the next administration.
Industry ‘alarmed’ by Fair Pay and Safe Workplace rules

Industry ‘alarmed’ by Fair Pay and Safe Workplace rules

Celero Strategies CEO Stan Soloway, former deputy undersecretary of defense acquisition reform, discussed industry’s concerns about the Fair Pay and...
Who could be next after Oracle’s exit from the GSA schedules program

Who could be next after Oracle’s exit from the GSA schedules program

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, offered insight and analysis on Oracle’s exit from the General Services Administration’s...
Contractor’s and new sick leave requirements

Contractor’s and new sick leave requirements

Miles & Stockbridge counsel Eric Crusius discussed how contractors can prepare for new sick leave requirements recently announced by the...
GAO: VA procurement policies are outdated

GAO: VA procurement policies are outdated

Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, discussed her study of the maze of...
What to expect from ACT-IAC’s ELC 2016

What to expect from ACT-IAC’s ELC 2016

David Bray, CIO at the Federal Communications Commission and government co-chair for ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference, and Teresa Bozzelli, managing director...
Pricing issues with GSA’s schedules program

Pricing issues with GSA’s schedules program

Angela Styles, chair at Crowell & Moring and former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, discusses an Inspector Generals report of...
GAIN 2016 Highlights

GAIN 2016 Highlights

Government Matters was a proud sponsor of Government Marketing University’s first GAIN conference which was a 2 day conference helping...
The rise of bid protests

The rise of bid protests

Anne Altman, vice chair at the Northern Virginia Technology Council and former General Manager of IBM U.S. Federal, discusses the...
DISA issues revised ENCORE III contract

DISA issues revised ENCORE III contract

Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman discussed the revised ‘request for proposals’ for ENCORE III — the Defense Information Systems Agency’s...
Acquisition planning at the Energy Department

Acquisition planning at the Energy Department

David Trimble, Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses his latest report on management and...
Sponsored: Industry Insights: Audit Deficiencies

Sponsored: Industry Insights: Audit Deficiencies

CohnReznick Partner, Government Contracting Industry Practice Leader Christine Williamson discusses the importance of catching audit deficiencies
Contractors deal with fiscal year deadline

Contractors deal with fiscal year deadline

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses how contractors are dealing with the end of the fiscal year...
Changes to contractor regulations

Changes to contractor regulations

Eric Crusius, counsel at Miles & Stockbridge P.C., discusses the final guidance on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
Impact of data center consolidation on contractors

Impact of data center consolidation on contractors

Mike Tanner, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation, discusses the impact of data center optimization on the contractor community.
Spike in bid protests

Spike in bid protests

Sharon Steele, chair of the government contracts practice group at General Counsel, P.C., discusses the latest Deltek report which found...
Leidos finalizes Lockheed Martin’s IT services merger

Leidos finalizes Lockheed Martin’s IT services merger

Inside Defense editors Marjorie Censer and Tony Bertuca discussed the merger between Leidos and Lockheed Martin’s IT services businesses, plus...
GAO upholds ENCORE III protests

GAO upholds ENCORE III protests

Professional Services Council executive vice president Alan Chvotkin discussed the successful protest effort against ENCORE III — a $17.5 billion...
What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern discussed the impact of poorly written documents on the federal procurement process.
Suspensions and debarments down in fiscal year 2015

Suspensions and debarments down in fiscal year 2015

Tom Marcinko, consultant for Aronson’s government contract services group, discussed federal agencies’ record for suspensions and debarments in fiscal year...
Crunch time for the Managing Government Records Directive

Crunch time for the Managing Government Records Directive

April Chen, senior product manager at Iron Mountain Government Services, discussed coming deadlines for the Managing Government Records Directive.
M&A activity in the government contracting space

M&A activity in the government contracting space

Jean Stack and John Song, managing directors with Houlihan Lokey, discussed the current mergers-and-acquisitions environment in the government contracting space.
Companies prepare for end of fiscal year

Companies prepare for end of fiscal year

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed the end-of-year rush for federal contractors and...
GSA releases new RFP for Alliant 2

GSA releases new RFP for Alliant 2

Mary Davie, IT Category Manager for OPM, discuss GSA’s release of RFPs for Alliant 2 and the future of category...
Improving records management in government

Improving records management in government

Francis speaks with Michael Lewis, VP & General Manager at Iron Mountain Government Services about the challenges and opportunities in...
Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States

Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States

Sharon Steele (General Counsel, P.C.), chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group, explains why veteran-owned small businesses that sell to...
Mergers & acquisition in the federal marketplace

Mergers & acquisition in the federal marketplace

Newsroom editor at Executive Mosaic, Ross Wilkers, talked about his team’s GovCon index and the stock market trends driving the government contracting...
Speed networking designed to help prime contractors meet CDM goals

Speed networking designed to help prime contractors meet CDM goals

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, was one response to the Office of Personnel Management data breach. It focuses on...
Cross-Agency Priority goals around customer service

Cross-Agency Priority goals around customer service

In 2014, the White House released an ambitious set of management- and mission-based priorities designed to help federal agencies work...
Making federal contracting work for small business

Making federal contracting work for small business

On Thursday, the Hyatt Regency in Reston will host the fourth-annual B2G Matchmaking Conference and Small Business Expo (organized by...