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Acquisition Workforce News

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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Chiarelli calls for overhaul of Army acquisition system

Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli stops short of saying the entire acquisition system should be scrapped but he is pushing for big changes.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 04:03pm EDT

ACT-IAC recommendations for improving large-scale IT acquisitions

ACT-IAC offers recommendations for improving large-scale IT acquisitions.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 03:32pm EDT

DoD aims to move to cleaner energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, DoD releases a statement on its commitment to move toward cleaner energy sources.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 03:46pm EDT

Deltek CEO discusses purchase of Input

Host Mark Amtower interviews Deltek CEO Kevin Parker about the company's recent acquisition of Input.
October 11, 2010 (Repeated October 18, 2010)

Monday - 10/11/2010, 04:22pm EDT
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Changes come to how government contractors get information

Bill Gormley, the President and CEO of the Washington Management Group, which owns FedSources, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the changes to how the contracting community will get information.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 06:39pm EDT
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Small business recruited to help affordability efforts

The top procurement officer of a Top 100 DoD contractor gives a thumbs up to the newly announced Pentagon acquisition reforms. WFED's Scott Carr reports.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Army fights contracting workforce attrition

With attrition from retirement and other factors, the Army is faced with needing as many as 500 new contracting officials almost every year for the foreseeable future. We get details on the options for dealing with that from the Army's Edward Harrington.

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Where is the acquisition workforce?

A recent hearing by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan took a look at whether Defense has made adequate plans and actual progress to improve the federal workforce that oversees billions of dollars in contracting activity. Former Congressman Chris Shays is the co-chairman of the Commission brings us up to speed.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Pentagon cuts costs, challenges contractors

What industry really thinks about the Pentagon's cost cutting plan from Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Army rebuilding contracting workforce

The Army is trying to get the word out that it needs good people to help manage money. The lagging economy, stubborn unemployment and improved pay and benefits are helping to attract the next generation of acquisition professionals into the fold.

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Defense insourcing to continue

Army builds tank test track at Aberdeen

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 08:40am EDT
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