The Navy is now giving each of its system commands the authority to use other transaction authorities up to $100 million dollars.
The move comes as the Navy and other parts of the military and Defense Department are increasingly using the procurement method to pay for prototypes and use nontraditional defense companies to spur innovation.
Oct. 1 is fast approaching so many federal contractors are looking to have the government exercise options to extend contracts for another fiscal year. Exercising options comes with pretty strict rules. Often the government goofs, and that can be costly. Attorney Terry O’Connor, a partner at Berenzweig Leonard, had a few tips on options on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Navy is signaling further delays in the release of a solicitation for a multibillion dollar recompetition of its largest IT contract after making another round of unexpected changes to its requirements.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command posted portions of another draft version of its request for proposals for the larger of two segments of the upcoming Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract, known as Service Management Integration and Transport (SMIT).
The General Services Administration wants its agency and industry customers to know it’s listening when it comes to those popular schedules contracts. The Federal Acquisition Service nearly finished updating them to make it easier for agencies to buy things, but FAS is planning other big changes for 2019. Alan Thomas is the FAS commissioner and he spoke with Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller about the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
It’s not always clear how to position and build brand awareness for one’s business or startup, leading a lot of good businesses to make bad decisions. Sarah Woods is marketing director at Bridges, a rapidly-growing D.C.-based technology business, and has deep and diverse experience working with companies to make sure their branding and marketing is right for them. At Bridges, she’s been able to take their consulting business model and shift it to something that can successfully sell a service.
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.
John Wood, CEO of Telos, sat down with Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller at the station’s studios in Washington, D.C.
In today’s contracting environment, government customers require the assurance that offerors can provide high quality products and services. International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 certifications provide evidence to that point, proving to government program managers and contracting officers that a contractor sustains quality processes and methods.
This week on Off the Shelf, Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, provides his analysis and insights on the acquisition provisions of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (the NDAA).