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Acquisition Workforce News

Media use by feds

Market Connections President Lisa Dezzutti joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how federal agencies are using traditional and social media in their marketing efforts.
April 2, 2012

Monday - 04/02/2012, 10:01pm EDT
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Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Acquipedia site answers tough procurement queries in 'Reader's Digest' format

The online, collaborative portal, managed by the Defense Acquisition University, features 400 articles on common defense acquisition topics. Each entry provides a definition, a brief narrative and links to policy guidance and other tools.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 09:21pm EDT
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Coalition for Government Procurement honors Lieberman, Collins

The industry association, the Coalition for Government Procurement, gave Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) its highest award for using common sense in dealing with federal procurement.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 07:10pm EDT

Integrations and more

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf will talk about where the government-wide contracting market place is headed.
March 20, 2012(Encore presentation April 24, 2012)

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 10:13pm EDT
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Purchasing agreements, GSA schedules, and more

Host Mark Amtower will discuss a wide ranging of contracting issues with Harold Good, director of Purchasing for Frederick County Maryland.
March 19, 2012

Monday - 03/19/2012, 11:37pm EDT
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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

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 11:20pm EDT
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Getting ahead in the government market

Peg and Claudia Hosky of Hosky Communications and FedInsider talk about ways to raise your profile with government agencies.
March 12, 2012

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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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

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:55pm EST
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How closely does contracting bill mirror panel recommendations?

A new bill to reform wartime contracting, which incorporates many of the recommendations made by a panel that studied the issue for four years, has garnered a mixed response. Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting law at the University of Baltimore Law School who served on the contracting panel, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the bill.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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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(Encore presentation May 29, 2012)

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:29pm EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Annuitants give the Army an acquisition workforce boost

The military service depends on retired federal workers' expertise to help with policy development and buying goods and services. Congress extended the ability of agencies to hire annuitants through 2015. The Army said these experienced workers are helping to fill the acquisition workforce gaps that it created with huge reductions in the 1990s.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:20am EST
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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

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Executive search firms

Boxwood Executive Search President Bert Sadtler will talk about how government agencies use executive search firms.
February 20, 2012

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:47pm EST
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House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

Analysis: OFPP nom Jordan will have to win acquisition workforce confidence

Steven Schooner, co-director of the Government Procurement Law program at the school, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his take on Jordan's nomination and what's ahead for the federal contracting community.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:26am EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST
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