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Acquisition Workforce News

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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GWAC Summit: Meeting of the Minds

GWACs explained by GSA's Michael O'Neill, NIH's Mary B. Armstead, and NASA's Joanne Woytek

Friday - 03/18/2011, 11:00am EDT
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How to bring technology to the warfighter

We get details from the Defense Intelligence Acquisition Conference from DIA's Mark Bogart.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 10:40am EDT
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Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am EDT
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Jumper: Breaking "titanium stovepipes" key to DoD success

Former Air Force Chief of Staff on solving the "people" challenges at the DoD.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 05:46pm EDT
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Defense Intel acquisition feds meeting in Miami

This year's conference theme, "Leveraging Efficiencies for Operational Effectiveness," will bring together experts from government, industry, professional trade organizations, and academia to share their insights, outlooks and perspectives on the most relevant issues, opportunities and challenges we are facing today as we deliver new technologies and operational capabilities to our war fighters and our national security customers.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Defense acquisitions may have to settle

A Congressional panel heard from deputy Pentagon service chiefs last week that when it comes to future acquisitions, DOD may have to settle for "good enough".

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 08:40am EDT
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Intel acquires McAfee for $7B

The merger allows McAfee to continue developing and selling security products and services under its own brand.

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 04:13pm EST

OFPP zeroes in on acquisition workforce

Some administration officials fear the acquisition workforce can't properly manage government contracts. Dan Gordon said strengthening that workforce is OFPP's number one priority. He also said he wants to improve communication between government acquisition officers and industry.

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:02am EST
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OMB, ACT-IAC launch website to improve acquisition process

The groups have launched a website, asking for public input in an effort to improve the acquisitions process between government and industry.

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:12pm EST
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NASA helps partners to meet a "Sputnik moment"

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver has been on the road to meet with leaders of commercial space companies. She joins us with details of what she found.

Monday - 02/14/2011, 09:31am EST
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