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John Adams, Defense Acquisition University

The Defense Department is looking at programs to cut back or kill because of budget pressures. When you get the work to terminate your program, you don't just stop. The Defense Acquisition University's Smart Shutdown guide book tells you how to shut down the right way. John Adams, director of the specialty engineering education and training program and professor of acquisition program management and systems engineering at the Defense Acquisition University, was Francis Rose's guest on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: John Adams , acquisition , DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:17pm EDT
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Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting

When the Defense Department began contingency contracting operations on a large-scale in Iraq in 2003 it was largely a trial by fire. Despite the best planning, DoD lacked the programs and practical solutions to handle the environment, officials say. Since then, commissions, panels and lawmakers have offered fixes and DoD has evolved to try to create "rock-solid" reforms. Federal News Radio examines these issues in the next part of our series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Jacques Gansler , Alan Chvotkin , Gary Motsek , John Tierney , Harold McAlduff , DoD , State , acquisition , contracting , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:22pm EDT
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Senate confirms wave of DoD nominees, new OFPP administrator

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joe Jordan as administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, as well as nominations for seven key Defense Department positions.

Tags: Joe Jordan , OFPP , DoD , Senate , Frank Kendall , Federal Drive , James Miller , Erin Conaton , Jessica Wright , Katrina McFarland , Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , procurement , acquisition , DoD Report

Friday - 05/25/2012, 11:20am EDT

On the show today - April 18

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Jeff Denham , Steve Kelman , Bill Parker , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Office of Procurement Policy

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 04:23pm EDT

Obama Opts Out of Procurement Reform

The President delegated reform appropriately, except that the person to whom he delegated the task doesn't yet exist.

Tags: Lurita Doan , OMB , Barack Obama , procurement reform , acquisition , SARA Panel , Federal Acquisition Institute , oversight , OFPP , Daniel Gordon , Peter Drucker , GSA , DoD , DHS

Monday - 11/02/2009, 11:09am EST
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Contracting Officer: Do you have what it takes?

What kind of education and training does it take to get into this field?

Tags: contracting , federal hiring , acquisition , Charles Tompkins , National Defense University , War College of the Armed Forces ,

Monday - 04/13/2009, 07:47am EDT
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Defense Acquisition University accepts accreditation from private sector training

John Thomas, Senior Vice President and Chief Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, describes the company's training partnership with DAU.

Tags: John Thomas , Booz Allen , DoD , contracting

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 04:18pm EDT
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Online games help DoD acquisiton workforce build skills

Alicia Sanchez, the games czar at the Defense Acquisition University, explains how online games are helping workers learn about procurement.

Tags: Alicia Sanchez , acquisition , procurement , games , Dorobek Insider , technology

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:05pm EST
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Defense launches casual gaming site

The rationale behind the site was to serve as a place where professionals in the Acquisition workforce could go to play games that were related to the "core competencies" that are central to Acquisition.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , acquisition , management , technology , Global Learning Technologies Center ,

Friday - 12/03/2010, 09:40am EST
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