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Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Dan Gordon , GAO , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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Motorola Solutions' Jim Mears on the federal marketplace

Mears is head of Motorola Solutions' Government and Public Safety.

Tags: Jim Mears , Motorola Solutions , industry , In Depth , Industry Chatter , technology , contracting , acquisition

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:08pm EST
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CFOs, CAOs get 2012 marching orders to cut service contracts

OMB details the 12 product service codes and specific steps agencies must take over the next year to cut 15 percent of their management service contracts next year. Agencies spent $44 billion on these contracts in 2011.

Tags: acquisition , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , management service contracts , AcqStat sessions , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 01:43pm EST

OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , DoD , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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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 , 2011 GCMC , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:03pm EST
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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 , 2011 GCMC , DAU , acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , industry , contracting , pricing , Shay Assad , Timothy Callahan , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST
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Training new acquisition leaders

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Lisa Doyle, Chancellor of the Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy. They will talk about the academy's curriculum and its vision.
November 15, 2011

Tags: acquisition , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf , contracting

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:13pm EST
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GAO pokes holes in OMB's acquisition savings claims

A new report finds agency data is dubious and lacks reliability. OFPP disagrees with GAO's findings.

Tags: OFPP , Dan Gordon , GAO , acquisition , contracting , high risk contracts , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 06:32pm 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: 2011 GCMC , NCMA , contracting , acquisition , Stan Soloway , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Dan Gordon , OFPP

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