Thursday - 11/10/2011, 4:18pm EST

The Federal Drive talks with speakers and panelists from the Government Contract Management Conference. The two-day conference, which is marking its 30th year, features insight into contracting best practices and the future of acquisition.


Jan Frye
Assistant Secretary
VA's Office of Acquisition and Logistics

Frye, who is also the GCMC co-chair, discussed the biggest issues facing acquisition. The most important, he said, is the budget and what effect cuts will have on the workforce.
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Charlie Chadwick
Vice President of contracts and business conduct
BAE Systems

Chadwick, who is also the national president of the NCMA, said that government and industry share the same goal of serving the public's interest.
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Stan Soloway
President and CEO
Professional Services Council

Soloway, whose group represents government contractors, discussed how federal procurement reforms, such as "mythbusting," have been viewed on the industry side.
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Glenn Haggstrom
Executive Director
VA's Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction

Haggstrom discussed the origins of VA's acquisition overhaul, which he said has been an ongoing process at the department.
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