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  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney Lobbies for Ban on In-sourcing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rep. Mick Mulvaney Lobbies for Ban on In-sourcing

    A Republican congressman is lobbying the Obama administration to ban cost-based in-sourcing, requesting agencies to publish their rationale for in-sourcing contractor jobs and to allow the public to comment on these decisions. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), chairman of the Small Business Committee's contracting and workforce subcommittee, presided over a hearing Thursday that focused on the […] More

  • Insourcing: Who is Watching the Watchers? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Insourcing: Who is Watching the Watchers?

    With federal deficits rapidly spiraling out of control, it’s no surprise that policy makers in Washington are floating a range of ideas to rein in budgets and bring more accountability. To date, DoD’s policy has centered around the creation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and a performance-based approach to logistics (PBL).  These arrangements focus on bringing […] More

  • Jacques Gansler: "Global war" on contractors must stop - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jacques Gansler: “Global war” on contractors must stop

    For anyone with a bone to pick about defense contracting, it's a familiar quote to cite: Back in 1961, during his farewell address to the nation, Dwight Eisenhower warned, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.“ But there's another part of that speech, often overlooked, […] More

  • Is insourcing a mandate? Does it rest on "fuzzy math"? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Is insourcing a mandate? Does it rest on “fuzzy math”?

    In the midst of the whole insourcing conversation, one point often gets overlooked. “The Obama administration doesn't have a specific, explicit, or even implicit insourcing agenda,“ says Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Professional Services Council. “The objective,“ he adds, “is to ensure you're doing inherently governmental functions within the government, as should be the […] More

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    In-Sourcing: Are GovCon's Fears Justified?

    While in-sourcing might make some in the government contracting community nervous, the great tribulation expected by the private sector hasn’t hit as hard as some noted industry watchers had anticipated.  But recent review of OMB activity shows there is definite cause for concern. Many large contractors were worried recently over a pair of OMB memos […] More

  • DoD's Brigadier General Michael Brogan to contractors: You're still needed - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD's Brigadier General Michael Brogan to contractors: You're still needed

    The word's out: The Department of Defense will insource 33,000 positions over the next few years. Of that number, 10,000 will replace contractors currently working in support of acquisition organizations like Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, and Marine Corps Systems Command. So, how can contractors best maintain relevance? ExecutiveBiz took that question […] More

  • CSC's Jim Sheaffer: “Plan for the long run“ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSC's Jim Sheaffer: “Plan for the long run“

    Insourcing. Organizational conflict of interest. Transparency. If ever industry had its share of issues on the table, this would be it. For ideas on how to navigate the hot button issues of the day, ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with industry veteran Jim Sheaffer, president of CSC – North American Public Sector. In a candid exchange, […] More

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