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Acquisition Workforce News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allen: acquisition workforce faces tough times

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:47pm EST

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

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

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

GSA's Kempf on FAS reorganization

Monday - 12/20/2010, 06:34pm EST

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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