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Business group names 10 gov't activities that should be outsourced

John Palatiello of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the government is blurring the definition of what is "inherently governmental."

Tags: John Palatiello , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Circular A-76 , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , management , Acquisition , Contracting

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:10pm EST

Inherently governmental guidance never made it off launchpad

Many believed the Obama administration would turn the government 180-degrees from the Bush administration's push for competitive sourcing under Circular A-76, with speculation of a major effort to bring jobs back into government through insourcing. But after an initial thrust, little has come of it. Federal News Radio speaks with Jacob Pankowski, chair of the government contracts practice, at GreenbergTraurig, and Dave Childs, program manager at Management Analysis Incorporated, as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Obama Impact , Competitive sourcing , Circular A-76

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:56am EDT

OMB's Zients stakes out acquisition reform plans

The deputy director for management tells lawmakers the government will save $40 billion over the next two years. Zients also wants agencies to grow the acquisition workforce by five percent over the next few years. Lawmakers express some reservations about OMB's plans.

Tags: Contracting , Jeff Zients , Claire McCaskill , Susan Collins , Tom Coburn , OMB , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs , Contracting Oversight , acquisition workforce , A-76 , insourcing

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 06:40am EDT

Where is procurement headed?

Host Roger Waldron will talk about the procurement landscape with Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and chairman of the Procurement Board Roundtable.
September 13, 2011

Tags: Contracting , procurement , Al Burman , Jefferson Solutions , Procurement Round Table , 9/11 , OMB , inherently governmental , Acquisition

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 08:27pm EDT

OFPP creates the next big buzz in contracting

Rob Burton, former acting administrator of OFPP and now a lawyer with the Venable firm, helps us decode a 50 page memo from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy on what is inherently governmental.

Tags: mngt , OFPP , Rob Burton , Venable ,

Friday - 04/02/2010, 11:43am EDT