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VA's acqusition overhaul a 'firm commitment'

VA's expert on that front is Glenn Haggstrom, the executive director of the department's Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction. joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the 2011 Government Contract Management Conference with his perspective on acquisition.

Tags: VA , Glenn Haggstrom , Acquisition , contracting , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:03pm EST

DCMA leads acquisition 'revolution'

The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.

Tags: DoD , DCMA , DCAA , NCMA , DAU , Acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , Industry , contracting , pricing , Shay Assad , Timothy Callahan , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST

How does industry view procurement reforms?

Soloway, whose group represents scores of government contractors, discussed how federal procurement reforms have been viewed on the industry side.

Tags: NCMA , contracting , Acquisition , Stan Soloway , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Dan Gordon , OFPP

Monday - 11/14/2011, 11:00am EST

Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Tags: Jan Frye , VA , NCMA , contracting , Acquisition , Acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Industry , budget

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST

Federal contracts don't manage themselves

Charlie Chadwick, vice president for contracts and business conduct at BAE Systems, said that government and industry share the same goal of serving the public's interest.

Tags: Charlie Chadwick , BAE Systems , National Contract Management Association , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:11am EST