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Acquisition Solutions buys consulting firm

Acquisition Solutions is expanding.

Tags: contracting , ICOR , Anne Reed , Acquisition support

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 03:31pm EST

Vendors face smaller profit margins from government work

Experts say agencies are a tough buyer, especially when purchasing commodity or commercial items. The government's size and push for competition makes it an intelligent buyer too. The government still struggles, however, when writing requirements, long-time contracting officials say.

Tags: contracting , 5 Fallacies of Government? , series , fallacies , Gary Barth , Renny DiPentima , Jeremy Grant , Canon , SRA

Monday - 10/19/2009, 06:30am EDT

OFPP on acquisition reform listening tour

Administration collecting industry input before issuing four guidances by Sept. 30. Acquisition workforce remains biggest challenge.

Tags: contracting , David Drabkin , Jeff Liebman , OMB , OFPP , GSA , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , AIA , Lockheed Martin , John Palatiello and Associates , John Palatiello , Larry Allen , Trey Hodgkins , Alan Chvotkin , Eleanor Spector , acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , competition

Friday - 06/19/2009, 03:10pm EDT

DoD readying new approach to IT acquisition

Congress called on the Pentagon to develop a more agile or rapid acquisition process in the 2010 Defense authorization law. The military wants to model its approach after the one used for the B-52 bomber where the goal is smaller and incremental changes made over time.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Harp , William Lynn , DoD , Diann McCoy , Agile development , rapid acquisition process , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 06:33am EDT