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Jon Etherton, President, Etherton and Associates

It's Day Two of our special report The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform. Today's focus is reforming the system. What improvements can be made to acquisition training and workforce? Does Congress have the knowledge it needs to suggest improvements? What is the state of governmentwide acquisition vehicles, shared services, and bid and award protests? Jon Etherton is president of Etherton and Associates. He worked on several major pieces of acquisition reform in the 1990s when he was a Congressional staffer. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Jon says there is one major difference between reform then and reform now.

Tags: Jon Etherton , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:24pm EDT
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Successful DoD acquisition programs start with funding for the workforce

The success of defense acquisition will always depend on the capability of a limited number of people inside and outside government whose resources of time and attention are finite. Increased skill, relevant experiences, and cultural adjustment of the workforce will occur only gradually and only with adequate funding and congressional oversight, says contracting expert Jonathan Etherton.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition reform , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , contracting , DoD , Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , Jonathan Etherton

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:29am EDT

What's the latest from Capitol Hill?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill.
August 12, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jon Etherton , Congress , NDAA , procurement , acquisition reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 07:33pm EDT
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What's the latest from Capitol Hill?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill.
July 15, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jon Etherton , Congress , NDAA , procurement , acquisition reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 07:33pm EDT
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Jon Etherton, Principal, Etherton and Associates

Better Buying Power 3.0 is coming soon from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. But sustained, measurable defense acquisition reform will require more stakeholders than just OSD. Jon Etherton, principal of Etherton and Associates, senior fellow of the National Defense Industrial Association and a longtime veteran of the defense acquisition field, ttestified at this week's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about defense acquisition reform. He told In Depth with Francis Rose his main message for the committee was why reform can work this time around.

Tags: Jon Etherton , OSD , DoD , In Depth

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:12pm EDT
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Will there be acquisition reform in 2014?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will discuss whether Congress will pass acquisition reform this year.
February 25, 2014

Tags: acquisition , acquisition reform , Jon Etherton , Section 800 report , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 09:28pm EST
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All issues procurement

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
December 3, 2013

Tags: acquistion , procurement , procurement climate , HealthCare.gov , NDAA , FITERA , GSA schedules , Jon Etherton , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 08:15pm EST
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The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , sequestration , NDAA , commerical item contracting , Jon Etherton , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 2, 2013

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , sequestration , NDAA , commerical item contracting , Jon Etherton , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Tags: budget , DHS , Janet Napolitano , DoD , Labor , Jon Etherton , Coalition for Government Procurement , House Homeland Security Committee , cybersecurity , St. Elizabeths , DHS headquarters , workforce , Jason Miller , sequestration

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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