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Bobby Smart, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Air Force

Military contractor requirements seem simple enough: Get the right material to the right location on time. Some contractors are better at it than others. It's true that you get what you measure, which is why the military branches have the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). They use it to create an incentive program to spur on suppliers. Bobby Smart, the Air Force's deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition Integration, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the system works.

Tags: Bobby Smart , Air Force , Contracting , Federal Drive , DoD

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:06am EDT

Final rule sets new categories, factors for evaluating past performance

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA issued a final rule today amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. FAR must now include performance rating categories and different factors for past performance evaluations.

Tags: GSA , DoD , NASA , Federal Acquisition Regulations , Past performance , acquisition , Contracting , industry , Cogan Schneier

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:09pm EDT