Off the Shelf Radio Show

Join host Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition for Government Procurement, every Tuesday at 10:30 on Federal News Radio for Off the Shelf.

Previous Recordings

The state of the national security market
David Ramirez, general manager of the Federal Solutions business unit at the L-3 National Security Solutions group, will discuss innovation and what agencies are looking for in terms of services and technologies.
April 1, 2014

A procurement potpourri
Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will talk about the top procurement issues in the federal market.
March 25, 2014

Government contract law — news and trends
Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what’s ahead for 2014.
March 18, 2014

Who are the winners and losers in the 2015 budget?
Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will give us his take on the President’s 2015 budget request.
March 11, 2014

An update on GSA’s Integrated Technology Service
Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for GSA’s Integrated Technology Service and Mark Day, ITS assistant deputy commissioner, will talk about the agency’s priorities for this year.
March 4, 2014

Will there be acquisition reform in 2014?
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will discuss whether Congress will pass acquisition reform this year.
February 25, 2014

Government contract law — news and trends
Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what’s ahead for 2014.
February 18, 2014

Key trends and legacies of 2013
Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his “Year in Review” highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
February 11, 2014 (This is an encore presentation. This show originally aired January 14, 2014.)

The keys to successful IT managment
Van Hitch, senior advisor for Deloitte’s Federal Practice, and former Justice Department CIO, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how cloud computing, mobile technology, and other IT advances can help your agency become more efficient.
February 4, 2014

Smart building technologies and energy efficiency
Barbara Humpton, senior vice president of Business Development for Siemens Government Technologies, will discuss where the federal market is headed and other issues.
January 28, 2014

How to implement complex government programs
Peter Andrejev, principal in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovations Group, discusses acquisition management and the implementation of complex systems.
January 21, 2014

Key trends and legacies of 2013
Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his “Year in Review” highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
January 14, 2014

Trends in global defense spending
Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte’s Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company’s recent report on defense spending.
January 7, 2014

What’s ahead for GSA’s MAS program?
Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin will give his take on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program.
December 31, 2013

Acquistion reform & organizational transformation
Gormley Group president Bill Gormley and Tom Sisti, chief legislative consel for SAP will discuss how to reform the federal government’s procurement system.
December 24, 2013

What’s ahead for GSA’s MAS program?
Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin will give his take on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program.
December 17, 2013

Acquistion reform & organizational transformation
Gormley Group president Bill Gormley and Tom Sisti, chief legislative consel for SAP will discuss how to reform the federal government’s procurement system.
December 10, 2013

All issues procurement
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
December 3, 2013

GSA schedules, strategic sourcing, and more
Carolyn Alston, executive vice president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses a number of contracting issues with host Roger Waldron.
November 19, 2013 (Encore presentation November 26, 2013)

Trends in global defense spending
Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte’s Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company’s recent report on defense spending.
November 12, 2013

Adding costs without enhancing value
Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss contract duplication, commerical item acquisition and more.
November 5, 2013

The Civil False Claims Act
Attorneys Thomas Barletta and Paul Hurst from Steptoe and Johnson LLP will discuss the Civil False Claims Act, and what contractors can do to make sure they are delivering the services that the government is paying them to deliver.
October 29, 2013

Adding costs without enhancing value
Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss contract duplication, commerical item acquisition and more.
October 22, 2013

What is the impact of the government shutdown?
Bloomberg Government’s Chris Payne and Cameron Leuthy will talk about the government shutdown and how it is affecting contracting and agency missions.
October 15, 2013

Trends in global defense spending
Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte’s Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company’s recent report on defense spending.
October 8, 2013

The government shutdown and its impact on contracting
Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, will discuss best practices for contractors in a government shutdown environment.
October 1, 2013

Q&A with FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe
Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service at the General Services Administration will talk about what his agency is doing to meet the needs of its customers.
September 17, 2013 (Encore presentation September 24, 2013)

The state of the federal market
Robin Portman, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, will discuss what contractors and agencies are dealing with as they adjust to new budget realities.
September 10, 2013

Proposal preparation and more
Lois Gannon from AOC Key Solutions and Jason Workmaster from McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP discuss what it takes to prepare a good procurement proposal.
September 3, 2013

Helping veterans find jobs
Cliff Colley from CACI, Inc., and Tony Claiborne from L-3 National Security Solutions Group, will discuss what companies can do to assist veterans entering the civilian workforce.
August 27, 2013

Government market ground zero
Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will discuss sequestration and its impact on the government and contracting.
August 20, 2013

A potpourri of procurement issues
Host Roger Waldron talks procurement with Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP.
August 13, 2013

Sequestration and the government market
Ray Bjorklund of Birch Grove Consulting, will discuss sequestration and what it means for contractors.
August 6, 2013

Government market ground zero
Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will discuss sequestration and its impact on the government and contracting.
July 30, 2013

An expert view of federal procurement policy
George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
July 23, 2013

Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies
This week on “Off the Shelf,” Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy’s procurement strategies.
July 16, 2013 (This show originally aired June 4, 2013)

The NDAA, sequestration, and more
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)

The NDAA, sequestration, and more
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 2, 2013

The keys to a successful procurement
Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 25, 2013

An update on the NASA SEWP program
Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the contract and the implementation of SEWP 5.
June 18, 2013

The keys to a successful procurement
Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 11, 2013

Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies
This week on “Off the Shelf,” Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy’s procurement strategies.
June 4, 2013

An update on the GSA’s Schedules Program
Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will talk about GSA schedules and a recent conference that looked at a number of key acquisition issues.
May 28, 2013

An update on the NASA SEWP program
Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the contract and the implementation of SEWP 5.
May 21, 2013

Strategic sourcing at DHS
Nick Nayak, Kevin Boshears, and Peter Ko from the Department of Homeland Security will discuss how strategic sourcing has helped the agency achieve its small business goals.
May 14, 2013

GAO bid protests
Jack Horan, partner at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk about GAO bid protests, including how the process works, and how many protests are successful.
May 7, 2013

The cloud and the federal market
Steve Kousen, vice president of Cloud Email and Collaboration Services at Unisys will discuss what agencies and contractors can expect as they move some of their services to the cloud.
April 30, 2013

What are the top procurement issues?
Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will bring us up to date on the latest procurement and acquisition news.
April 23, 2013

An Update on GSA’s OASIS Contract
Jim Ghiloni, director of the OASIS Program Office at GSA, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss two draft R-F-P’s for GSA’s OASIS contract.
April 9, 2013

The Cloud and the Federal Market
Steve Kousen, vice president of Cloud Email and Collaboration Services at Unisys will discuss what agencies and contractors can expect as they move some of their services to the cloud.
April 2, 2013

GSA Schedules, IG Audits, and More
Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin joinst host Roger Waldron, for a wide ranging discussion of the GSA schedules program.
March 26, 2013

Sequestration and Procurement
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc. will discuss how contracting is being affected by sequestration. He also will talk about this year’s big procurement issues, and whether the current procurement system is working.
March 19, 2013

Q & A With OMB’s Joe Jordan
Joe Jordan, administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
March 12, 2013

The Impact of Sequestration
Host Roger Waldron talks sequestration with Deltek’s Ray Bjorklund, and Bloomberg Government’s Cameron Leuthy.
March 5, 2013

Sequestration: What Does it Mean for Procurement?
Beth Farrell and Jim Schweiter from McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP discuss how agencies and contractors will be affected by procurement.
February 26, 2013

Sequestration, Strategic Sourcing and More
Host Roger Waldron will talk acquisition and procurement with Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
February 19, 2013

Q & A with OMB’s Joe Jordan
Joe Jordan, administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
January 29, 2013

The State of the Federal IT Market
Les Rose, President of L-3 STRATIS will discuss the procurement environment and the challenges facing federal customers.
January 22, 2013

IT Acquisition
Robert Coen, acting program director for NITAAC, discusses the state of the IT acquisition market with host Roger Waldron.
January 15, 2013

How to win a Government Contract
Jim McCarthy, owner and technical director of AOC Key Solutions, will discuss what contractors can do to improve their bid proposals.
January 8, 2013

Procurement in 2012: A Year in Review
Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley from the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss the procurement highlights and lowlights in 2012.
December 25, 2012

Agencies, Contractors Prep for Possible Sequestration
If a compromise does not take place by Jan. 2, sequestration will kick in potentially causing challenges for federal agencies and contractors. So do federal agencies and contractors have plans in place or are they crossing their fingers in the meantime?
December 118, 2012

Current Trends in the IT Market
Paul Lemmo, vice president of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions will discuss cybersecurity, integrated solutions and more.
December 11, 2012

Acquisition, IT Management, and Cloud Brokerage
Mark Day, director of the Office of Strategic Programs for GSA’s Integrated Technology Service will give his thoughts on a variety of acquisition and management issues.
November 27, 2012

IT Acquisition Reform, GSA Schedules, and More
Tom Sisti, director and legislative counsel for SAP, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a wide range of acquisition issues.
November 20, 2012

An Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Election
Former Virginia Congressman and current Deloitte Federal Government Affairs Director Tom Davis talks about this year’s presidential election results.
November 13, 2012

Compliance and the Civil False Claims Act
Jack Horan, partner at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, talks about compliance issues in the Multiple Award Schedule program.
November 6, 2012

Multiple Award Contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements and Verizon
David Dowd, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses three significant bid protests involving blanket purchase agreements.
October 23, 2012

Q & A with Dan Gordon
Dan Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement at the George Washington University Law school will discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
October 2, 2012

Savings Opportunities in the Procurement System
Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss ways to save money and improve efficiences when it comes to procurement.
September 25, 2012

Multiple Award Schedules
Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, will talk about the multiple award schedule program.
September 11, 2012

USAcess and SmartBuy Programs
Larry Hale, director of GSA’s Center for Strategic Solutions and Security Services, will talk about some of the agency’s most important programs and initiatives.
August 28, 2012

DHS’ Strategic Vision for the Future
Homeland Security Department Chief Procurement Officer Nick Nayak will talk about the agency’s acquisition goals.
August 21, 2012

Sequestration: What it Means for the Federal Market
Beth Farrell and Jim Schweiter from McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP will discuss the impact of sequestration.
August 14, 2012

Q&A with ITS’s Kevin Page
Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services, will talk about the agency’s goals and initiatives.
August 7, 2012

Workplace Innovation
Chris Hood, managing director of Workplace Innovation at CB Richard Ellis explains how changing your work environment can save money and improve performance.
July 31, 2012

Multiple Award Contracts
Bloomberg Government Federal Business Analyst Brian Friel talks about why multiple award contracts have become so popular and where the government market is headed.
July 24, 2012

Oversight and compliance challenges
Host Roger Waldron talks government oversight with Ken Donohue of the Reznick Group.
July 17, 2012

GSA Schedules
Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coaltiion for Government Procurement, talks about what’s ahead for the GSA Multiple Award Schedules Program.
July 3, 2012

GSA’s OASIS Contract to Streamline Professional Services Offerings
The General Services Administration is months away from releasing details of its newest contract vehicle that will allow agencies to find professional services solutions across disciplines. OASIS program manager Jim Ghiloni gave a status update on the contract.
June 26, 2012

Election Preview
Host Roger Waldron talks about the upcoming fall elections with former Virginia congressman, and Deloitte Federal Government Affairs Director Tom Davis.
June 19, 2012

Data Reporting and Transparency
Mayer Brown LLP partner Marcia Madsen will talk about what government managers and contractors need to know when it comes to data collection and transparency.
June 5, 2012

Small Business Contracting
Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Coalition for Government Procurement Chairman Bill Gormley will talk the challenges that small businesses face when trying to do business with the government.
May 15, 2012

All Things Procurement
Host Roger Waldron talks about the key procurement issues with Joe Hornyak, partner at Holland & Knight LLP.
May 8, 2012

Q& A with Bill Gormley
Coalition for Government Procurement chairman Bill Gormley joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the coalition’s recently completed spring conference.
May 1, 2012

Bid Protests
Anne Perry and Jonathan Aronie, partners at Sheppard Mullin, will answer questions about the bid protest process.
April 17, 2012

Liability and Contracting
McKenna Long & Aldridge Partner Jason Workmaster and David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown will discuss what contractors can do to avoid liability issues.
April 10, 2012

What’s new at the U.S. Postal Service
Bill Doucette, head of Federal Sector Sales at the U.S. Postal Service, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the agency’s programs and services.
April 3, 2012

Integrations and More
Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf will talk about where the government-wide contracting market place is headed.
March 20, 2012

Contracting Reform
Host Roger Waldron and Jim Schweiter, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP will talk about legislation affecting the contracting community.
March 13, 2012

The Federal Budget and Contracting
Deltek Chief Knowledge Officer Ray Bjorklund discusses how contractors will be affected by the new federal budget.
March 6, 2012

Sequestration and DoD
Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a number of federal procurement issues.
February 28, 2012

All Things Procurement
Host Roger Waldron talks federal procurement with David Drabkin, corporate director for Acquisition Policy at the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
February 21, 2012

An Expert View of Federal Procurement Policy
George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
February 7, 2012

Can Commercial Satellite Services Help Your Agency?
Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General Corporation, will talk with Host Roger Waldron about how the federal communications marketplace is changing.
January 17, 2012

Q & A with OMB’s Dan Gordon
Host Roger Waldron will talk procurement and other issues with Dan Gordon, administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.
December 20, 2011

Johnson: GSA Testbed of Energy Efficiency, Savings
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Martha Johnson, administrator for the General Services Administration.
December 13, 2011

What’s Happening in the Federal Market?
Host Roger Waldron will discuss a wide variety of procurement issues, with Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens Government Technologies.
December 6, 2011

What are the Big Procurement Issues?
Host Roger Waldron will discuss the GSA schedules program and other issues with Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
November 29, 2011

Training new Acquisition Leaders
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Lisa Doyle, Chancellor of the Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy. They will talk about the academy’s curriculum and its vision.
November 15, 2011

Government Contract Law
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jason Workmaster, Partner and McKenna, Long, & Aldridge LLP. They will discuss the latest news concerning the MAS program, and the mandatory disclosure rule.
November 8, 2011

Federal Budget and Procurement
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jon Etherton of Etherton and Associates. They will discuss the outlook for congressional budget negotiations.
October 18, 2011

Shifts in the Information Technology Market
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Ed O’Hare, senior vice president, Technology Business Sector, at Koniag Development Corporation.
October 11, 2011

Multiple Award Schedule Contracts
Host Roger Waldron will talk about the MAS program with Caroly Alston, general counsel for the Washington Management Group.
October 4, 2011

What are Government’s Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges?
Host Roger Waldron will talk cybersecurity with John Hillen, president and chief executive officer of Sotera Defense Solutions.
September 27, 2011

Where is Procurement Headed?
Host Roger Waldron will talk about the procurement landscape with Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and chairman of the Procurement Board Roundtable.
September 13, 2011

Procurement After 9/11
Host Roger Waldron will discuss procurement in the post 9/11 world with Ray Bjorklund, chief knowledge officer and vice president at Deltek and Marcia Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
September 6, 2011

Contracting at GSA’s Integrated Technology Service
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the Integrated Technology Service at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. The will discuss ITS’s portfolio of contracts and key current initiatives.
August 2, 2011

Government Contracting and the Debt Ceiling
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Stan Collender, partner with Qorvis Communications and Jason Workmaster, partner with the McKenna, Long, and Aldridge law firm. They will talk about how contractors would be affected if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.
July 26, 2011

How is the Budget Debate Affecting Procurement?
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer for Deltek Information Solutions. They will discuss what procurement officers should be doing during the final two months of the fiscal year.
July 19, 2011

All Things Procurement
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Washington Management Group President Bill Gormley. They will talk about what agencies need to do to meet their goals for this fiscal year.
July 12, 2011

VA Outlines Key Procurement Initiatives
Jan Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the VA’s key procurement initiatives.
June 28, 2011

Breaking Down Federal Supply Schedules
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. They will discuss how “pre award” audits under the Federal Supply Schedules have now include interviews of contractor employees as a standard part of the process.
June 14, 2011

How to Save mMoney at the Defense Department
Shay Assad, the Defense Department’s Director of Defense Pricing, and Dick Ginman, the Pentagon’s Director of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, join host Roger Waldron to talk about their work.
June 7, 2011

Supporting the Acquisition Workforce
GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Mindy Connolly, discusses GSA’s acquisition workforce, the Myth-Busters campaign, and sustainability in government procurement.
May 31, 2011

Mergers and Acquisitions
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Marko Kipa of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton, LLP. They will discuss the key due diligence considerations that contractors should address as part of the mergers and acquisitions process.
May 24, 2011

Helping Veterans Transition to the Civilian Workforce
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Paul Galanti, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, and John Cissel with the Coalition For Government Procurement. They will discuss the problems veterans encounter when they enter the civilian job market, and the services available to help veterans in their job search.
May 17, 2011

How to Improve the Government Procurement System
Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and Chair of the Procurement Round Table, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the work his group is doing.
May 10, 2011

How new Acquisition Regulations Will Affect OCIs
Marcia Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, joins host Roger Waldron for a discussion about how Organizational Conflicts of Interest, will be affected by the Federal Acquisitions Regulation update.
May 3, 2011

Davis: Budget Forces Cheaper – Not Always Better- Procurements
Former Congressman Tom Davis (VA-R) joins host Roger Waldron for a discussion on the federal procurement system. Plus, Davis gives his take on the current budget debate.
March 29, 2011

What the New Federal Supply Schedule Means for You
David Dowd, Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses the new competition requirements agencies must follow when placing orders exceeding $150,000.
March 22, 2011

What are the Ramifications of a Government Shutdown?
Elizabeth Ferrell and Jim Schweiter of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP discuss the potential ramifications of a government shutdown for federal agencies and contractors.
March 15, 2011

Contractors Brace for Budget Standoff
Stan Collender from Qorvis Communications discusses the ongoing budget negotiations and the impact on federal contractors.
March 8, 2011

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