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Pentagon Solutions: Longstanding challenges plague federal acquisition personnel

Stan Soloway, the President and CEO of the PSC, and Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of a survey of federal acquisition personnel.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , acquisition , acquisition workforce , PSC , Stan Soloway , Phil Kangas

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:07pm EST
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Federal acquisition leaders distressed over workforce, budget cuts

Latest edition of a biennial survey, sponsored by a contracting industry group, finds acquisition leaders have the same challenges they had a decade ago. But they fear tighter budgets will reverse progress toward improving the government's acquisition workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , acquisition workforce , Professional Services Council , Army Contracting Command , Camille Nichols , Stan Soloway , Alan Chvotkin , Phil Kangas , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:19am EST
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Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Mary Davie , Lou Crenshaw , AFFIRM , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 1, 2012

A former chief financial officer explains how agencies can prepare for the start of a new fiscal year. And NOAA shares details of a new satellite to help track weather changes worldwide.

Tags: Federal Drive , Owen Barwell , budget , Jim Snyder , Bloomberg , Doug Nierle , MSPB , Mary Kicza , NOAA , DoD , cybersecurity , technology

Monday - 10/01/2012, 09:10am EDT

Training in the federal government

Bill Bransford will host a round table discussion of how agencies are currently training their managers and employees.
September 7, 2012

Tags: workforce , Workforce training , management training , Bill Bransford , Lisa Sper , Carrie Blustin , American Society for Training and Development , Jeanette Archetto , CIO.gov , Social Security Administration , Fed Talk , management , Federal Management Partners ,

Friday - 09/07/2012, 06:49pm EDT
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Federal workforce issues

Avue Technologies Co-CEO Linda Rix, joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about what's ahead for federal human resources managers.
August 10, 2012

Tags: workforce issues , federal hiring , downsizing , early retirement , brain drain , human resource management , human resources , Partnership for Pubic Service , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 08/10/2012, 10:09pm EDT
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Medina advocates better CHCO communication to stop budget axe

Federal chief human capital officers should develop a consistent message about the effects of budget cuts on human resources, said CHCO Council Executive Director Kathryn Medina. The goal is to explain the tangible effects of spending reductions on core agency missions.

Tags: workforce , CHCO , budget , Partnership for Public Service , Kathryn Medina , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 08/10/2012, 05:25am EDT
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Major changes to performance management in OMB budget guidance

The White House issued the updated Circular A-11 guidance for the 2014 budget development. The performance management section includes some of the most significant changes. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, OMB's Shelley Metzenbaum said agencies have a multi-year plan to improve programs and accountability.

Tags: management , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , performance management , Robert Shea , A-11 Guidance , budget , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:05am EDT
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In Depth interviews - May 25

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 , Owen Barwell , CGI , Jason Wilson , Bloomberg Government , Serge Reveau , Ride 2 Recovery , Gwynne Kostin , GSA , Molly O

Saturday - 05/26/2012, 01:53am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- May 25

The federal government now faces a fork in the road with regards to IT investment. George DelPrete, leader of Grant Thornton's federal government information technology, offers his insight. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talks about legislation he introduced to increase contracting opportunities for small businesses. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) was one of the sponsors of a bill to help military families facing foreclosure.

Tags: Federal Drive , Gerry Connolly , Elijah Cummings , George DelPrete , Congress , technology , information technology

Friday - 05/25/2012, 09:15am EDT
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