Articles tagged with : Bob Lohfeld

Bob Lohfeld: Are worst acquisition practices converging at DoD?

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this year includes some big reforms for acquisition at the Defense Department. It's the latest attempt to improve how the government gets the things it needs. Bob Lohfeld wrote about the challenging search for good procurement practices. He wrote that he sees little evidence of convergence on the best acquisition practices. In Depth with Francis Rose asked him if he sees a convergence of the worst acquisition practices instead. Click to listen

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Capture the top 20 contract opportunities in FY 2016 [webinar replay]

Lohfeld | Bloomberg Webinar

Join the Lohfeld Consulting Group and Bloomberg Government contracting and data teams as we explore the top 20 Federal Government contracting opportunities of FY16 - worth more than $300 billion. With billions at stake, learn how our deep data tools and analysis help take advantage of the biggest opportunities of the year. Topics Include: Trends to Watch: Understand the five most important trends in FY16 you should watch to stay ahead of your competition and win more business Top Opportunities: Find out how we can help you win Alliant 2, OASIS On-Ramps, VETS-2, Encore III and other major contracts worth billions Areas of Growth: Focus on opportunities in cybersecurity, cloud, mobility, health IT, and Special Operations Click to watch the webinar replay Speakers: Brian Friel, Senior Contracts Analyst, Bloomberg Government Kevin Brancato, Director of Government Contracts Research, Bloomberg Government Robert Lohfeld, CEO, Lohfeld Consulting Group Click to watch the webinar...

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Pick the deals you can win: Bob Lohfeld

In Depth with Francis Rose

The government typically spends around a third of its budget in the last quarter of the fiscal year. Time is running out for companies to get a piece of that business. Bob Lohfeld tells In Depth with Francis Rose he's got a five-step plan to help you get your share. Click to listen

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The challenging search for good procurement practices

Washington Technology Article

A year ago, headlines were all about IT procurement reform, with Congress threatening to impose new rules on government that promised to increase effectiveness and improve results. This quickly gave way to more sage advice arguing that what we needed was not procurement reform, but instead, continual and incremental improvements in procurement processes and adoption of best procurement practices. Today, I see little evidence that the government procurement market is converging on the best IT procurement practices. Instead, agencies appear to be adopting diverse strategies focusing on finding expedient, protest-resistant procurement solutions rather than focusing on enhancing mission outcomes. Many of these practices are gaining market share, but may fall short of achieving long-term mission objectives and have unintended outcomes that ultimately may prove disadvantageous to both government and industry. Let me give you some examples. GSA GWACS Both OASIS and the upcoming Alliant II large and small business procurements...

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