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Rob Coen, Acting Director, NIH IT Acquisition and Assessment Center

Proponents of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) say agencies are starting to understand their value. They are optimistic even though less than 15 percent of all federal IT spending goes through GWACs now. Rob Coen, acting director of NIH's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, spoke with Federal Drive host Emily Kopp about the GWAC programs NIH manages. Kopp caught up with Coen at the recent Acquisition Excellence Conference.

Tags: Rob Coen , NIH , GWACs , acquisition , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:59pm EDT
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David Sella, Program Manager, VA Warrior to Workforce Program

The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy is preparing for a special commencement ceremony this fall. About two dozen veterans will graduate from its Warriors to Workforce Program. Program Manager David Sella spoke with Federal Drive host Tom Temin about how the program works and how the agency plans to expand it. Tom caught up with Sella at the 2014 Acquisition Excellence Conference. View photos and listen to more interviews from the conference.

Tags: David Sella , Federal Drive , VA , Warriors to Workforce , VA Acquisition Academy

Monday - 03/24/2014, 01:40pm EDT
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Agencies setting off into the next data frontier -- procurement

GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it's not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , Chris Fornecker , Joanne Woytek , NASA , Rob Coen , NIH , Paul Brubaker , DoD , Karen Pica , OMB , Lesley Field , OFPP , Data transparency , Christina Ho , Treasury , USASpending.gov , ACT-IAC

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:44am EDT

Joanne Woytek, program manager, NASA SEWP

NASA delays a new governmentwide acquisition contract for IT equipment and software.

Tags: NASA , SEWP , SEWP 4 , SEWP 5 , Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement , Joanne Woytek , acquisition , technology ,

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:52am EDT
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Sharpe sets 10 priorities to assure success at FAS

Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is focusing on 10 areas to make the organization more responsive and efficient. Sharpe also plans to meet with vendors and employees to improve their satisfaction with FAS.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Dan Tangherlini , industry , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , FSA

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:32am EDT
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Acquisition Excellence Conference 2013

Federal News Radio interviews conference speakers and organizers about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference.

Tags: acquisition , Joe Jordan , Mary Davie , Rory Schultz , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:05am EDT

OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Tags: contracting , industry , Lesley Field , OFPP , Mythbusters , Darren Ash , NRC , Jacob Hansen , IRS , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Keeping secrets in a post-WikiLeaks world

Kshemendra Paul, Information Sharing Environment's program manager, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp at the Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington.

Tags: Kshemendra Paul , ISE , DHS , WikiLeaks , acquisition , Federal Drive , cybersecurity

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:59am EDT
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Multiple-award contracts going mainstream at VA

Iris Cooper is executive director of VA's Office of Acquisition Operations. She joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp at the Acquisition Excellence conference in Washington to talk about the agency's T-4 services contract.

Tags: Iris Cooper , VA , acquisition , contracting , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:36am EDT
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