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Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
January 14, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Steve Schooner , George Washington University Law School , procurement climate , DoD , performance measurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:34pm EST
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An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
July 23, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Steve Schooner , GW Law School , George Washington University , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 11:26pm EDT
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DoD needs to set goals, measure progress for buying services

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows the Defense Department still lacks end goals and metrics in its service acquisition system. DoD currently is the largest buyer of services in the government.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , GAO , contracting , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 12:26pm EDT

Kendall offers update on DoD's Better Buying Power Initiative

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and Dr. Ash Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, recently gave an update on the agency's Better Buying initiative at an event held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Tags: Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter , DoD , acquisition , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:12pm EDT

DoD acquisition managers told to think for themselves

The Pentagon's top acquisition official released guidance this week to implement the Defense Department's latest iteration of the Better Buying Power program. The plan tells acquisition managers their first priority should be to use their own expertise in making decisions.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/26/2013, 06:46am EDT
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , industry , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
February 7, 2012(Encore presentation February 14, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Federal Procurement , Steve Schooner , warfighter , contractor workforce , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , Small business contracting , OMB , GW Law School , George Washington University , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:46pm EST
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