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OFPP to hold acquisition workers more accountable for training

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memo requiring civilian agencies to use the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System to track how acquisition workers are meeting certification requirements. Agencies have several deadlines over the next year to input data into the system.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , GSA , OFPP , training , In Depth , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:33am EDT

CFO Council extends contract to build debt-collection dashboard

GSA also renews a contract to improve its human resources shared service provider effort. The Federal Acquisition Institute will hold an industry day in November to discuss two new solicitations.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , CFO Council , Human Resources Line of Business , Deloitte , Booz Allen Hamilton , FedBizopps.gov , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/08/2012, 04:54pm EDT

Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , OFPP , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , budget , supercommittee , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am EST
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OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , DoD , DAU , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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GSA seeks to green all that it touches

Acting administrator Prouty promises the agency will lead the nation in how they use environmentally friendly products and services. Prouty says he wants to add funding in 2011 for research and development for green products and other things. GSA's schedules received a lift in 2009 because of Recovery Act and the excitement over energy saving products and services.

Tags: contracting , management , Paul Prouty , Steve Kempf , GSA , FAS , DAU , VA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Acquisition management , schedules , Assisted acquisition services , green IT , Recovery Act , training

Wednesday - 11/04/2009, 08:10pm EST
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GSA to update the acquisition career management system

Agency issues RFI looking for vendors to provide information for future solicitation.

Tags: contracting , management , GSA , OPM , NDU , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 01:18pm EST

Acquisition workforce showing signs of change

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said the morale of contracting officers and other acquisition workers is improving. OPM issued a new IT program and project management competency guidance.

Tags: acquisition , technology , Dan Gordon , OFPP , John Berry , OPM , acquisition workforce , IT program management , DAU , 25-point IT reform plan , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 11:52am EDT

Acquisition gets a double dose of expertise

FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.

Tags: contracting , Kathleen Turco , GSA , OMB , OFPP , DAU , acquisition workforce , greening of government , BRAC , civilian property disposal , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Tags: contracting , management , OMB , OFPP , Dan Gordon , DAU , FAR , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST
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