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Small business contracting chief leaving for OMB

Joseph Jordan will begin his new job in mid-December as adviser to OMB Deputy Director Jeff Zients, an OMB spokeswoman told Federal News Radio. He joined the Small Business Administration in March 2009.

Tags: Joseph Jordan , people , SBA , OMB , contracting , acquisition , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 03:31pm EST

VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Thomas Leney , Jack Thompson , Bill Johnson , GAO , Ralph White , Greg Kutz , Small business contracting , Service disabled veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , small business goals , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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Contract savings ideas range from innovative to old-school

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said in an in interview on In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies should consider a range of options to find contracting savings. His own list of cost-savings tips runs the gamut from "Nobody's ever done this," to "So old, it's new again."

Tags: Steve Kelman , contracting , acquisition , acquisition workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 06:49pm EST
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What are the big procurement issues?

Host Roger Waldron will discuss the GSA schedules program and other issues with Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
November 29, 2011(Encore presentation January 24, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , federal strategic sourcing initiative , GSA schedules , budget 2012 , procurement , contracting , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:44pm EST
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Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAI , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , budget , supercommittee , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am EST
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Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , DoD , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , industry , acquisition , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , best practices , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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VA Acquisition Academy teaches both technical and interpersonal skills

Lisa Doyle is chancellor of VA's Acquisition Academy.

Tags: Lisa Doyle , VA , VA Acquisition Academy , acquisition , contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:20pm EST
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Update on GSA's SmartPay program

Host Mark Amtower is joined by David Shea, director of GSA's Office of Charge Card Management. They will discuss how agencies use the SmartPay 2 charge card program.
November 21, 2011(Encore presentation December 12, 2011)

Tags: GSA , GSA Office of charge card services , office of charge card management , SmartPay , strategic sourcing , acquisition , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , David Shea , Level 3 card processing

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20pm EST
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Amendment to defense authorizations would cap contractor pay

An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would cap taxpayer-funded contractor compensation at $400,000. Under current executive compensation limits set in 1998, contractors can charge up to $693,951 for the salaries of their top five executives.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Senate , Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , industry , Congress , supercommittee

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20am EST
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