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Major acquisition reforms in FY18 defense authorization bill

Major acquisition reforms in FY18 defense authorization bill

Eric Crusius, senior counsel at Holland & Knight, discusses the major acquisition changes proposed in the House’s version of the...
Top government procurement positions still vacant

Top government procurement positions still vacant

Sam Skolnik, senior reporter for Bloomberg BNA, discusses growing concern among industry leaders over vacant procurement positions in the Trump...
Making the most of Q4 spending

Making the most of Q4 spending

Carey Webster, director of federal information services at Deltek, discusses how industry and government can capitalize on the fourth-quarter spending...
10 Steps to Creating High-Scoring Proposals

10 Steps to Creating High-Scoring Proposals

Robert Lohfeld, CEO at Lohfeld Consulting Group, discusses his new book “10 Steps to Creating High-Scoring Proposals” and how companies...
Improving federal IT through acquisition

Improving federal IT through acquisition

Angela Styles, chair at Crowell & Moring, discusses how the contracting community can help the federal government improve federal IT.
Industry weighs in on IT priorities during White House ‘Tech Week’

Industry weighs in on IT priorities during White House ‘Tech Week’

The Trump Administration called this past week “Tech Week.” Monday featured a meeting of the American Technology Council with leaders...
Shared Services & lessons from the private sector

Shared Services & lessons from the private sector

Bryan Jester, senior vice president of financial management solutions at CACI and Cindy Gallagher, senior vice president of global business...
DHS analyzes failure of $1.5B FLASH contract

DHS analyzes failure of $1.5B FLASH contract

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses the Homeland Security Department’s $1.5B FLASH contract – what went wrong,...
Industry’s role in agency reorganization effort

Industry’s role in agency reorganization effort

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses the role industry can play as agencies...
Defense contractors plan for modest growth, not big buildup

Defense contractors plan for modest growth, not big buildup

Marjorie Censer, editor at Inside Defense, and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss how the defense industrial...
Digital transformation at agencies enabled by cloud, big data technology

Digital transformation at agencies enabled by cloud, big data technology

Susie Adams, chief technology officer at Microsoft Federal, discussed the digital transformation at federal agencies and how cloud technology can...
Federal IT market transitions to a data-first approach

Federal IT market transitions to a data-first approach

In the wake of sequestration, spending on federal IT is poised for a rebound — especially on the civilian side...
Impact of cybersecurity executive order on industry

Impact of cybersecurity executive order on industry

Eric Crusius, senior counsel at Holland & Knight, discusses the impact the White House’s cybersecurity executive order will have on...
Industry prepares for passage of MGT Act in Congress

Industry prepares for passage of MGT Act in Congress

Jeremy Wilcox, managing director of federal public sector at ClearEdge Partners, discusses the potential impact the Modernizing Government Technology Act...
President Trump’s first 100 days & the contracting community

President Trump’s first 100 days & the contracting community

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Deltek, breaks down the most significant trends and themes emerging in this year’s budget and...
Government reorganization effort has important implications for vendors

Government reorganization effort has important implications for vendors

Gartner research director Katell Thielemann explained how President Trump’s agency reorganization executive order could impact the contracting community.
Industry prepares for cybersecurity & IT modernization executive orders

Industry prepares for cybersecurity & IT modernization executive orders

Steve Sarnecki, vice president of public sector and federal at OSIsoft and John Wood, CEO of Telos, discuss the impact...
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...