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Lieberman, Collins warn against slashing acquisition workforce

The two influential senators say the mistakes the Defense Department and others made in the 1990s during the last serious budget reductions can't be repeated this time around. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said budget cuts shouldn't be balanced on the backs of the acquisition workforce. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) added reductions in acquisition staff mean the government will pay more for goods and services.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 05:24am EDT
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DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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NDU's iCollege keeps workforce current on federal buying rules, practices

At the heart of solid federal acquisition lies a well-trained workforce. National Defense University's iCollege professors Andy Gravatt and Russ Mattern share how the school stays up-to-date on acquisition practices across government and the recent changes they've made to the curriculum.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 02:47pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - June 12

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 08:55am EDT

Agencies taking a more disciplined approach to managing vendors

GSA, Commerce and others are using supply chain management techniques to buy smarter and more efficiently. Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf said a recent survey of their contractors will help influence the next generation of schedules.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Bundling: Naughty or nice

If terms like "cooperative purchasing" and/or "contract bundling" turn you on, welcome to the wonderful world of buying, federal style, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check out day two of Federal News Radio's multimedia special report, "Inside The World Biggest Buyer."

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

Analysis: Partisan climate stymies long-term acquisition improvements

Two former administrators of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Al Burman and Steve Kelman, discuss how acquisition reforms and improvements often fall prey to partisanship. One of OFPP's goals is not only to create acquisition policy, but systems that last beyond one administration. "You want to try to have continuity, as much as you can and keep better management of the procurement system out of partisan politics as much as you can," Kelman said. "If it's just an initiative if it's forgotten in six months it's never going to accomplish anything."

Monday - 06/11/2012, 10:19pm EDT
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Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal joins host Mark Amtower to talk about changes in government procurement.
June 11, 2012(Encore presentation June 25, 2012)

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:28pm EDT
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OFPP, SBA trying to fix small business contracting shortcomings

Procurement chief Joe Jordan and SBA Administrator Karen Mills highlighted three long-time challenges in a new memo to senior agency officials. Agencies have until July 9 to detail steps they will take to address three areas.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:34pm EDT

NIH's GWAC adjusts to new procurement rules to cut waste, increase competition

The National Institutes of Health has more than a decade of experience under its belt administering a governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC).

Monday - 06/11/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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From DoD to State: Agencies break new contracting ground in Iraq

In a first-ever interview, key officials from the Departments of Defense and State responsible for planning the transition to a diplomatic-led mission in Iraq discuss how the two agencies coordinated one of the largest overseas logistical operations since World War II. The article is the first part in Federal News Radio's special report, Trial by Fire: Overseas Contracting in Transition, part of the series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 04:29pm EDT
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Data reporting and transparency

Mayer Brown LLP partner Marcia Madsen will talk about what government managers and contractors need to know when it comes to data collection and transparency.
June 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 12, 2012)

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:08pm EDT
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Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting

When the Defense Department began contingency contracting operations on a large-scale in Iraq in 2003 it was largely a trial by fire. Despite the best planning, DoD lacked the programs and practical solutions to handle the environment, officials say. Since then, commissions, panels and lawmakers have offered fixes and DoD has evolved to try to create "rock-solid" reforms. Federal News Radio examines these issues in the next part of our series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:22pm EDT
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Telework and Cloud Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications Director of Federal Sales Russell Brodsky will talk about telework and collaboration is changing at your agency.
May 28, 2012

Monday - 05/28/2012, 11:33pm EDT
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Tracking contracting dollars

This chart shows the rise and leveling off of contracting dollars since 2000.

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:33pm EDT

Chart: Federal acquisition workforce 2000-2010

A look at the increasing size of the acquisition workforce. Data is from the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:07pm EDT

Survey: Who are the acquisition rockstars?

Federal News Radio wants to know who you think are the biggest movers and shakers in the federal community. Take our survey today.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 01:27pm EDT

All things AFCEA

Former AFCEA Central Maryland presidents Chuck Taylor and Jerry Schepers will talk about the organization and its activities.
May 21, 2012

Monday - 05/21/2012, 10:03pm EDT
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Small business contracting

Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Coalition for Government Procurement Chairman Bill Gormley will talk the challenges that small businesses face when trying to do business with the government.
May 15, 2012

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron talks about the key procurement issues with Joe Hornyak, partner at Holland & Knight LLP.
May 8, 2012

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 12:28am EDT
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