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Acquisition Workforce News

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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Coast Guard launches wiki to revamp IT acquisition strategy

The Coast Guard's Capt. Dan Taylor and Christopher Lagan explain how social media is changing the way the Coast Guard is handling its IT acquisition strategy.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:47pm EST
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OFPP, OPM join forces to recruit acquisition workers

A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:32pm EST

GSA tries slamming through FAR fixes

Imagine being locked in a room and not leaving until the Federal Acquisition Regulation is easier to understand and use. The GSA tried that. We hear about the results from GSA's Kathleen Turco.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 10:08am EST
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DoD: No mergers for biggest contractors

The Defense Department's acquisition chief said mergers would hurt competition.

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 01:40pm EST

Air Force models rapid IT development

The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he's already doing it in 12 months.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 06:39pm EST
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Allen: acquisition workforce faces tough times

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:47pm EST
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Agency Tip 2: Provide career development

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, the VA Acquisition Academy's internship program develops future contracting professionals through rigorous classes, job rotations and leadership development.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST
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Defense cost tools to be required Feb. 1st

Defense Department employees have only a few weeks to get themselves familiar with a set of online tools designed to estimate the costs.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 09:40am EST

5 ways to improve Pentagon acquisition

Loren Thompson, CEO of the non-profit Lexington Institute, says this year was a disaster for DoD acquisition and offers five ways for the agency to improve.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:57pm EST

DoD tries to green acquisition process

DoD's Paul Yaroschak explains efforts at the agency to make products more green.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:48pm EST
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Analysis: More training for DoD acquisition officers?

Dr. Jacque Gansler gives his assessment of the DoD recommendations on acquisition reform.

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 11:12am EST
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GSA's Kempf on FAS reorganization

Monday - 12/20/2010, 06:34pm EST
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Air Force releases target price for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Aviation Week reports the target price for the jet is $109.4 - $142 million per plane.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:00pm EST

Senate passes Acquisitions Improvement Act

The bill aims to improve acquisition workforce training, increase accountability and expand the use of the Acquisition Workforce Training Fund.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 01:20pm EST
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