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Acquisition Workforce News

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

OMB: Changes coming to IT acquisition

WFED's Jason Miller discusses OMB's plans to change IT acquisition and management.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:00pm EST
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FAA's Washington to retire after 33 years in government

Washington said he wants to pursue work in the commercial aviation industry.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 02:54pm EST

Kempf sets 'bold' vision for GSA acquisition service

The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers' needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 06:33pm EST
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Carter: Politics, economy to affect DoD spending

Reuters reports that Undersecretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's head of acquisition, told industry officials that politics, the sluggish economy, and the size of the deficit might affect funding in the near future.

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:35pm EST

Army fills two top acquisition posts

The Army has filled two of its highest acquisition jobs. Heidi Shyu has been appointed principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. Scott Fish is its new chief scientist.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 11:15am EDT

AcqStat sessions give broader view of challenges

OFPP is holding these meetings with large agencies to understand how they are meeting the Obama administration's acquisition goals. The sessions are similar to the TechStat sessions, but they're not at the program level. OFPP also is finalizing rules around multiple award contracts and schedule bidding.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 07:03am EDT
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