Posts Tagged: govcon


DorobekINSIDER: FOSE is History

Hey there. I’m Christopher Dorobek — the DorobekINSIDER — and welcome GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER… where we focus on six words: Helping government do its job better. On GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER: The Presidentail Management Fellows – what works and what doesn’t If you missed GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER LIVE: No fear – Everything you wanted to know about DOD’s JointRead… Read more »

The Hidden Costs of Firm-Fixed Price Contracts

By John Coombs, CFCM, DAWIA III As fiscal pressures rise, senior leaders across the federal government place additional emphasis on Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contracts. A prime example is the Department of Defense “Better Buying Power” memoranda. FFP contracting is an important method to add simplicity and cost efficiency, but with respect to services, FFP contractingRead… Read more »

Continuing the Dialogue – 2012 Fall Training and Excellence in Partnership Awards

Join The Coalition for Government Procurement on October 24 and 25 for a two day Fall Training Conference—Continuing the Dialogue. The training will focus on understanding acquisition policy and the Federal Market. Hear how sequestration, declining budgets and strategic sourcing may affect what the government buys and how they buy it. Dialogue will be focusedRead… Read more »

Prioritizing for the Future: The DHS Strategic Plan

Join the Coalition on September 26, 7:15 a.m., at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC for a forum featuring high level officials from the Department of Homeland Security. The event will provide insight into how DHS plans to meet contracting goals over the next three years. Panelists Include: • Anne Terry, Director of Procurement PolicyRead… Read more »

Webinar: Limited Scope Audits – 9/11 at 12:30PM

Join Cherry, Bekaert & Holland for an educational webinar to discuss Limited Scope Audits, with a focus on compliance with labor categories, to include a summary discussion of: Overview of GSA IG audits of MAS contractor compliance with contract labor qualification requirements Compliance techniques and tips for handling limited scope audits Key areas and theRead… Read more »

What’s to come in FY2013 – A Conversation with Joe Jordan – 9.11 @ 7:15

Join the Coalition for a dialogue with new OFPP Administrator, Joe Jordan, on September 11, 7:15 a.m. at the City Club, for an in-depth look at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s initiatives for FY 2013 and a conversation about the potential impact on contractors. After being appointed Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy inRead… Read more »

How Does a Small Business Get on an IDIQ?

Some of the trends that have been written about in 2012, and beyond, is the government relying more and more on issuing task orders via IDIQ vehicles, as opposed to full and open competition and the normal acquisition process. Although many courses and consultants discuss winning these task orders, little information is available on actuallyRead… Read more »

Is the Federal Suspension and Debarment System Broken?

By SCOTT AMEY Is the federal suspension and debarment system broken? The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) attempted to answer that question yesterday. That hearing follows a hearing on suspension and debarment held last month by a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee. Both hearings featured almost the same witnesses, but hopefullyRead… Read more »

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and Raytheon on Getting Your Foot In Their Door

If you had the opportunity to speak with VPs from Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Boeing simultaneously, what would you say? If you attended MED Week, you would have had the opportunity to figure out how your small businesses could align and even team with these primes. A panel discussion on supplier management —Read… Read more »

This Day in GovCon History, September 21: Maiden Flights of B-29 Superfortress, CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and XB-70 Valkyrie

This article was originally posted by my coworker Anthony Critelli September 21 marks the maiden flight of three different U.S. military aircraft made by Boeing or firms now part of Boeing: the B-29 Superfortress in 1942, the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter in 1961 and the XB-70 Valkyrie strategic bomber in 1964. The Enola Gay madeRead… Read more »