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Pay gap between feds, contractors widens

The gap between government and contractor pay has continued to widen, according to a recent survey from the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area and the Professional Services Council.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , pay and benefits , contracting , industry , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:28pm EDT
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GSA spending scandal puts agency whistleblowers in spotlight

Not all claims of agency wrongdoing wind up with the agency IG's office. Some employees turn to the Office of Special Counsel, the independent investigative agency that acts under the authority of the Whistleblower Protection Act. OSC's relatively-low profile has grown since Carolyn Lerner, the head of the office, joined the agency about nine months ago.

Tags: management , OSC , Catherine McMullen , Carolyn Lerner , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 10:01pm EDT
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GAO: DCMA hampered by contingency contracting, DCAA

The contract management agency has added staff in recent years and sought a pivot in strategy, the GAO found. But DCMA still faces issues, such as contingency contracting and its reliance on DCAA, that impact its ability to meet its mission, GAO's John Hutton said on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: DCMA , John Hutton , GAO , workforce , DCAA , contracting , acquisition , acquisition workforce , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:41pm EST
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GAO: Agencies lack risk management in service contracts

John Hutton, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the watchdog agency's latest report, which focused on service contracts.

Tags: John Hutton , GAO , acquisition , contracting , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/09/2012, 08:21pm EST
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GAO: Lack of guidance stymies efforts to review DoD service contracts

In 2008, Congress mandated the Pentagon to keep an inventory of service contracts and review it annually to make sure government work wasn't being improperly outsourced. But the Government Accountability Office, in a recent report, found a lack of guidance from the top has led to challenges in implementing that requirement.

Tags: GAO , Tim DiNapoli , Francis Rose , DoD , acquisition , service contracting , DoD Report , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 09:53pm EDT
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TSP notes: TSP Roth launch 'on time'

Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the "three-legged stool" of federal retirement, the ballpark-estimate calculator and how it works.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , workforce , benefits , retirement , Tom Trabucco , FRTIB , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/23/2012, 06:42pm EST
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GSA scandal shows importance of crisis communications

When news broke of an internal investigation examining the General Services Administration's excessive spending on a 2010 regional training conference, some seized on it as the perfect example of wasteful government spending. But the way the news unfolded broadcast far and wide via social media and 24-hour news also provided a lesson in crisis communications, one expert says.

Tags: Francis Rose , crisis communications , Rick Kiernan , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , World Media Network , Jack Moore

Friday - 04/06/2012, 08:52pm EDT
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Committees set for slate of hearings on GSA spending

Current and former officials at the General Services Administration will face a gauntlet of congressional hearings this week, following reports of excessive spending on a 2010 regional training conference and other programs. In an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose, former Virginia Congressman and Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Tom Davis shared his insights and what to look for during the hearings.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Francis Rose , Tom Davis , House , Senate , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Deloitte , Jack Moore

Sunday - 04/15/2012, 09:16pm EDT
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Suspension, debarment numbers don't tell full story

Despite mounting pressure from certain quarters of the government and Congress to more aggressively suspend and debar irresponsible contractors, some agencies only rarely, if ever, do so. Rob Burton, the former acting administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said data on suspensions and debarments isn't always an apples-to-apples comparison.

Tags: Francis Rose , acquisition , acquisition policy , suspension and debarment , Rob Burton , Venable law firm , industry , contracting , Industry Chatter , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:32pm EDT
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New OFPP administrator has sights set on workforce, 'buying smarter'

Joe Jordan has led the Office of Federal Procurement Policy for a little more than two weeks. But he's wasting no time setting priorities. Jordan spoke to In Depth with Francis Rose as part of Federal News Radio's week-long special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Joe Jordan , OFPP , SBA , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:24pm EDT
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