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3 takeaways from DISA’s forecast to industry

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The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) senior executives combined priorities and contracting plans to help industry understand their needs for fiscal 2019.

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DoD ready to further define and expand fast moving procurement vehicles – Federal News Network

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The Defense Department’s acquisition office is planning on utilizing and further defining two expanded authorities focused on speed in the next few months.

DoD’s will release detailed policy early next year on “middle tier” acquisition — an authority given to the Pentagon in the 2016 defense authorization act, said Ellen Lord, DoD undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.

Source: DoD ready to further define and expand fast moving procurement vehicles – Federal News Network

Big issues for small contractors: Small businesses with no set-aside status – Federal News Network

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This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviewed Ed DeLisle, principal attorney and chair of the Government Contracting Group for Offit Kurman and Brendan Walsh, Sr VP Partner Relations at 1901 Group.

Topics addressed include:

  • how do small contractors attract and retain SMEs
  • changes in set-aside programs and the Mentor-Protege program
  • sub-contracting issues
  • top legal issues facing small contractors

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Do campaign contributions help companies score more federal contracts?

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Do political contributions help a company get more federal contracts with more favorable terms and conditions? It’s an old question, but Reza Houston, assistant professor of finance at Ball State University, has done research he said proves the answer is “yes.” Houston joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more.

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A robust small business environment is not without its challenges – Federal News Network

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Views from the Corner Office is a new show designed to talk to the private sector leaders that influence and impact the federal market. The goal of this monthly discussion is for federal executives, lawmakers and other industry experts to gain insights and a better understanding into the trends, the challenges and the evaluation of the technology, acquisition and leadership in the federal market by the executives who lead the federal practices of government contractors.

LaJuanna Russell, the president and CEO of Business Management Associates, sat down with Federal News Network’s executive editor Jason Miller at the station’s studios in Washington, D.C.

Source: A robust small business environment is not without its challenges – Federal News Network

NASCIO publishes 2018 state CIO survey – Federal News Network

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A regular highlight of the NASCIO Annual Conference has been the release of the State CIO Survey. Analyzing trends and identifying developing issues has always been a popular exercise with state CIOs and the 2018 version was no different.

Source: NASCIO publishes 2018 state CIO survey – Federal News Network

What’s driving federal IT, acquisition in 2019 and beyond?

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The Professional Services Council released its 54th annual Vision Forecast to industry and found agencies expect budgets to tighten in 2020 and beyond.

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DoD says ‘OTA,’ industry says ‘Oy’

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Just because apocryphal books live outside the Bible doesn’t mean you should never read them. And just because certain buying authorities live outside the Federal Acquisition Regulation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them.

Source: DoD says ‘OTA,’ industry says ‘Oy’

Big issues for small contractors: AFCEA – Federal News Network

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This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower’s guests are Elizabeth Moon, small business program manager at AFCEA; David Pak, resident and CEO  of USmax Corp; and Eric Strauss, director of Business Development at Connected Logistics.

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Contractors now trying to navigate 2018 and 2019 PMAs – Federal News Network

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For months contractors have been looking for ways to help agencies deal with the latest President’s Management Agenda. Now another agenda is out: The 2019 regulatory agenda. Contractors are going to have to deal with that one, also. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for highlights of what’s in store.

Source: Contractors now trying to navigate 2018 and 2019 PMAs – Federal News Network

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