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Acquisition Workforce News

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

FAA's NextGen takes flight

By 2018, the FAA expects NextGen to reduce flight delays by 21 percent, provide $22 billion in benefits to the traveling public, and save 1.4 billion gallons of fuel. We get an update on the program from the FAA's Vicki Fox.

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Good news & bad news from Pentagon reshaping plan

One of the most experienced Pentagon acquisition experts has good news and bad news about Secretary Robert Gates's plan to reshape the Pentagon.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:29pm EDT
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DoD looks to industry for budget advice

Learn more in today's DoD report.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 05:18pm EDT
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Defense Acquisition University president reflects on changes

After almost 50 years of service, Frank Anderson is retiring.

Monday - 08/16/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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Year end dollars begin to dwindle

Our look at the upcoming end-of-the-fiscal-year acquisition-spree turns to a vendor's perspective. Joining us to talk about the year-end ordering from a contractor's point of view is Stephanie Ambrose, Vice President at Serco.

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 09:38am EDT
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IT managers see giant double rainbows

CDW's IT Monitor, which has been tracking IT sentiment since the beginning of the recession, reveals stronger IT budget expectations over the next six months and a renewed confidence in the IT job market for the first time in 2010. CDW's vice president of product and partner management, Matt Troka, explains.

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 10:31am EDT
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How to survive the September buying binge

Get tips for end of year ordering from the program manager of the NASA SEWP program, Joanne Woytek

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 09:40am EDT
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ACT IAC: 13 steps for hiring, keeping acquisition pros

A virtual cottage industry has sprung up in Washington around coming up with remedies for both agencies and industry.

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 07:00pm EDT
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How to revolutionize government buying

Learn more on the blog, Wyld About Business.

Monday - 07/19/2010, 02:08pm EDT

FTA feds put transit improvements on the rails

Dozens of communities nationwide will soon enjoy major transit improvements, including new streetcars, buses, and transit facilities. Federal Transit Administration head Peter Rogoff gives us the details.

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:19am EDT
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EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Federal cloud computing eyeballed on Capitol Hill

Federal agencies are under the gun to develop strategies for moving many of their IT functions into the cloud.

Friday - 07/02/2010, 03:25pm EDT
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