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Dan Gordon, associate dean for Government Procurement at the George Washington University Law school will discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
October 2, 2012
Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , OFPP , GW Law School , low cost technically acceptable , contract duplication , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf
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The administration decided to dust off the idea that the government is one big shopper and not 130 medium-sized ones as part of their Campaign to Cut Waste. Federal News Radio examines the issue as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.
Recognizing longstanding challenges in communication between government and industry, the Obama administration rolled out its Mythbusters initiative to dispel misconceptions around agency-vendor communication. But the guidance has had only limited success. Federal News Radio speaks Steven Grundman, the Lund Fellow for emerging defense challenges at the Atlantic Council, as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years
Agencies failed to meet a lofty goal to cut spending on new contracts considered high-risk by 10 percent. But despite the inconclusive results, contracting experts and agency procurement chiefs told Federal News Radio there's more to evaluating the effort to reduce high-risk contracts than the failure to reach the goal. Federal News Radio examines this as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.
Some small businesses are calling into question the benefits of the Obama administration's strategic sourcing initiative. They say the agencies are mandating the use of the office supplies BPA and putting more than 500 Schedule 75 holders at risk of losing their business. GSA, which runs Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), said there still are plenty of sales to go around as the BPA accounts for less than half of the $1.4 billion office supplies market.
Tags: acquisition , strategic sourcing , GSA , OFPP , Schedule 75 , Steve Kempf , Rick Vogel , Coast-to-Coast Computer Products , Bonnie Whittaker , Adams Marketing , Sam Bornstein , Bornstein and Song , Mick Mulvaney , Judy Chu , House Small Business Committee , Small business contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller , Inside the World
Joe Jordan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee he would focus on three priorities if confirmed. He also backed away somewhat from the administration's stance on a cap on executive compensation. Jordan received support from the committee, and a vote on his nomination could come as early as next week.
President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
Improving contract management and workforce development and training the most important areas federal chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives are focusing on in 2012.
Federal News Radio's Jason Miller offers his top stories of 2011 and predictions for 2012.
Tags: technology , acquisition , 2011 and Beyond , Jason Miller , cybersecurity , acquisition workforce , shared services , cloud computing , mobile , open government , HSPD-12 , identity management , NSTIC , E-Government Fund