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Acquisition Workforce News

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

Mindshare: managing IT projects incrementally

Randolph Hite with GAO says his experience over the last 30 years in looking at large-scale IT projects across more federal departments and agencies than I can name has shown that this self-evident truth has been long and widely recognized and adopted when it comes to how IT projects are developed or acquired.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 09:31am EST
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2010 and Beyond: Sustainable acquisition

Former head of the Coalition of Government Procurement, Larry Allen, discusses the move toward more sustainable government acquisition.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:26pm EST
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Online games help DoD acquisiton workforce build skills

Alicia Sanchez, the games czar at the Defense Acquisition University, explains how online games are helping workers learn about procurement.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:05pm EST
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NASA's 'booth babe' spreads the SEWP

At one conference, the Government Contract Management Conference, we learn about plans for a NEW conference from NASA's Joanne Woytek.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 11:01am EST
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How Defense contracting is changing

Between budget and acquisition reform, things are changing fast in procurement at the Defense Department. Dayton Aerospace's Gary Poleskey gives us his view.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 10:40am EST
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USPS Inspector General follows the money

The USPS OIG has completed a new report to determined if contracting officers issued letters to contracting officer's representatives detailing their responsibilities and limitations and if invoices were properly certified. To explain what the means for us is the Postal Service's Judy Leonhardt.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 10:08am EST
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Conference highlights contract management

GCMC is an annual conference which provides premier professional development and networking opportunities to the greatest minds in the contracting, acquisition, and procurement fields. We learn more from conference chair Terry Raney.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 09:08am EST
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NCMA hosts a gathering of the contracting clan

More than 800 contracting, acquisition, and procurement professionals from both government and private industry will gather in Arlington, Virginia, for NCMA's 29th Annual Government Contract Management Conference. WFED's Tom Temin gives us a preview.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 08:20am EST
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Game On at Defense

The Defense Acquisition University has launched the first ever Department of Defense casual games site. Games Czar Alicia Sanchez explains.

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 09:40am EST
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Defense launches casual gaming site

The rationale behind the site was to serve as a place where professionals in the Acquisition workforce could go to play games that were related to the "core competencies" that are central to Acquisition.

Friday - 12/03/2010, 09:40am EST
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