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Acquisition Workforce News

DOD program office missing key information

$11.2 billion contract has no records on pricing negotiations or other procurement information.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 09:40am EDT

Acquisition gets a double dose of expertise

FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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OFPP wants agencies to certify contracting data quality

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon issued a memo asking for agencies to improve their internal controls for collecting and submitting acquisition data. The Federal Procurement Data System has had data quality issues for more than a decade.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 11:05am EDT

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

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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VA strategic center fills gap in acquisition chain

Iris Cooper, the associate deputy assistant secretary of Acquisition Logistics, and Construction for VA, explains the center' responsibilities.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 05:00pm EDT
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Education shares secrets to procurement success

Hugh Hurwitz, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Senior Procurement Executive at the Education Department, shares what his agency is doing to build its acquisition workforce.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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Camber acquires EADS defense solutions

Camber Corporation has purchased federal EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 05:40pm EDT

Increasing efficiency in DOD equipment positioning

See how DOD's money saving and efficiency tactics match up against your agency's. Bill Solis, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, GAO has more information

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

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

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:54pm EDT
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FAR Council set to change conflict rules

New OCI regs would allow government to tolerate conflict of interest... sometimes. Attorney Steve Ryan explains it for us.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 10:08am EDT
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How DoD can correct over-reliance on war contractors

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is relying on the Government Accountability Office to offer actionable information about contracting in war zones.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:58pm EDT
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Analysis: Contracting pipeline needs a boost

Erin Pitera is the VP of Federal Management Partners and describes how the Navy was able to bring on much sought-after acquisition professionals.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 06:16pm EDT
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Lower orders drive up Defense program costs

The costs of weapons and communications systems are on the rise.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:40am EDT

DHS procurement head outlines his vision

The new head of procurement at the Homeland Security Department has a pretty clear vision of how to get - and keep - acquisition on track at his agency.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:37pm EDT
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SBInet lives on in parts of DHS border protection plan

A new southwestern border security technology strategy is in the works. We get details from CBS's Mark Borkowski.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:08am EDT
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TRICARE is more than healthcare

DOD's Tricare Management Activity is not only one of the world's biggest health care providers. It is also a big acquisition organization. We learn more from TMA's Michael Fischetti.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:40am EDT
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SRA's CEO on company's $1.8B sale

Stan Sloane, president and CEO of SRA International, discusses what's in the deal and what it means for outstanding contracts.

Monday - 04/04/2011, 04:03pm EDT

Analysis: SRA and Deltek acquisitions

Allen Federal's Larry Allen explains the impact of the acquisitions on the contracting community.

Friday - 04/01/2011, 07:37pm EDT
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OFPP to test employee swaps

The idea is to trade one of your acquisition experts to another agency in exchange for one who knows more about a specific procurement need you have.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:40pm EDT
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