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Acquisition Workforce News

Civilian executives play key role in Navy's mission, Work says

Under Secretary of the Navy Bob Work credits civilian senior executives with providing continuity in achieving his department's mission of supporting warfighters.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 01:31pm EST
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VA Acquisition Academy teaches both technical and interpersonal skills

Lisa Doyle is chancellor of VA's Acquisition Academy.

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:20pm EST
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OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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DCMA leads acquisition 'revolution'

The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST
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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

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:13pm EST
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Contractors and social networks

Web 2.0 guru Steve Lunceford, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how contractors are using, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking tools.
November 14, 2011

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:30pm EST
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Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST
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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

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 06:48pm EST
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Air Force gives and takes away thousands of civilian jobs

Air Force subtracts 9,000 managerial jobs, while adding 5,900 positions in areas it considers key to its mission.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 12:31pm EDT

OFPP Administrator Daniel Gordon leaving

The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:26pm EDT

Rep. Lankford says training will ease acquisition workforce transition

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform said agencies need to do more to train new employees to make the best decisions. Lankford said the turnover in the workforce and the lack of consistent training for the new employees is a major concern for the subcommittee.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 07:29pm EDT
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Talking BRAC

Raj Kuchadkar, Deputy Director of the Howard County BRAC Office and the Base Business Initiative (BBI) program joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the BBI program as it enters Phase 3.
October 31, 2011(Encore presentation November 7, 2011)

Monday - 10/31/2011, 06:06pm EDT
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11 sentenced in federal contracting bribery scheme

Eleven employees and contractors with the U.S. General Services Administration, which manages basic services and buildings for federal agencies, have been sentenced in contracting bribery schemes.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 06:12pm EDT

Finding your federal job fit

Janet Ruck and Karol Taylor, authors of "Find your Federal Job Fit", will talk about the book with host Derrick Dortch.
October 21, 2011(December 30, 2011)

Friday - 10/21/2011, 10:28pm EDT
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Prime contractors must notify agencies of sub switches under new SBA rule

A new Small Business Administration rule would require prime contractors to notify agency contracting officers when there's a change in subcontractors from the original bid. Kenneth Dodds, an SBA attorney, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the new rules would affect contractors and agencies.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:53am EDT
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Top senators open to changes in military health

The top lawmakers on the Senate's defense panel on Friday recommended that a special committee searching for ways to slash the deficit consider some of President Barack Obama's proposed changes to health and retirement benefits for the military.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 04:31pm EDT

FAR Council wants to standardize privacy training for vendors

A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 01:50pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Fixing contingency contracting, improving acquisition workforce

GAO's John Hutton and Belva Martin highlight conclusions from two recent reports.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:20pm EDT
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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

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 07:43pm EDT
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Building "Green"

Richard Knight, principal/vice-president of Aercrete Advantage LLC, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the work being done by his company.
October 3, 2011

Monday - 10/03/2011, 09:17pm EDT
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