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Agency CAOs fear budget woes put workforce at risk

Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall. Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses Federal News Radio's exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Nick Nayak , In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition workforce , acquisition , contracting , Mythbusters , budget , exclusive

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:24pm EDT
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Acquisition executives figuring out how to deal with budget woes

A Federal News Radio exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives showed most are not preparing for budget cuts or sequestration. These acquisition executives also say they are protecting money for training acquisition workers. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said his office is helping agencies make better decisions about how and where to spend money.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Joe Jordan , In Depth with Francis Rose , Mythbusters , bid protest , suspension and debarment , OFPP , acquisition workforce training , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 06:00am EDT
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Multiple roles more help than hindrance, say agency CAOs

The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.

Tags: GAO , Bill Woods , CAO , acquisition , SARA , OFPP , management , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:55pm EDT
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OFPP Administrator Daniel Gordon leaving

The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.

Tags: Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP , contracting , acqusition , Jack Lew , George Washington University Law School , acquisition workforce , service contracting , Mythbusters , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:26pm EDT

Fixing the procurement system

Allan Burman, former administrator of the Office of Procurement Policy and the president of Jefferson Solutions, tells FederalNewsRadio that he's not surprised by the effort to reform the contracting process.

Tags: contract , stimulus , procurement , acquisition , Allan Burman , Office of Procurement Policy ,

Wednesday - 03/04/2009, 08:07pm EST
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OFPP sets new rules for creating multiple-award contracts

Agencies must develop a business case and post it on an internal government site for others to comment on. OFPP also wants senior acquisition officials to sign off on justifications before moving out with a final solicitation. The new guidance comes as GAO and others have found the proliferation of multiple award contracts is costing agencies and vendors millions of dollars.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Interagency contracting , multiple award contracting , GWACs , acquisition policy , Jason Miller , GSA ,

Friday - 09/30/2011, 01:03pm EDT