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OFPP calls on agencies to use EVM more often on non-IT projects

New memo from OMB is third in two weeks trying to change the acquisition environment. OFPP eventually wants agencies to submit data about non-IT projects in an Exhibit 53 style format. Agencies have six weeks to submit information on their top 10 construction projects.

Tags: management , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , performance management , Earned Value Management , Chief Acquisition Officer's Council

Monday - 11/02/2009, 04:46pm EST

OMB asks agencies to develop plans to grow acquisition workforce

OFPP issues two contracting memos today. One gives agencies help to evaluate how competitive their contracting process is. The second one asks agencies to develop a workforce plan to increase the number of acquisition workers by 5 percent by 2014.

Tags: contracting , management , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , acquisition workforce , Contracting guidance

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 05:25pm EDT
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OMB asks agencies to develop plans to grow acquisition workforce

OFPP issues two contracting memos today. One gives agencies help to evaluate how competitive their contracting process is. The second one asks agencies to develop a workforce plan to increase the number of acquisition workers by 5 percent by 2014.

Tags: contracting , management , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , acquisition workforce , Contracting guidance

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 05:07pm EDT
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Pay raise for Federal employees makes NTEU President Colleen Kelley smile

Omnibus spending bill includes 1-1/2% pay raise plus 1/2% locality increase. Labor-Management Forums will bring labor to the table at agencies. NTEU President Colleen Kelly likes both developments.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , NTEU , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Office of Management and Budget , John Berry

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 08:15pm EST
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Contractor award fees: thumbs up or thumbs down?

In the world of federal contracting, no subject raises more controversy than award fees. A Senate committee yesterday got an update on the effort to strike the right balance when it comes to contractor incentives.

Tags: management , contracting , Sen. Tom Carper , Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Gove , OMB

Tuesday - 08/04/2009, 02:55pm EDT
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Blue Dog Dems hound President on budget priorities

Even as the President prepares to transmit his proposed FY 2011 budget to Capitol Hill, a group of increasingly influential centrist Democrat lawmakers in the House is releasing its own version of the budget. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D.-Texas believes that the President needs to focus even more on jobs creation and is pressing for "performance based budgeting" in which agencies are held to even stricter accounting for their spending.

Tags: management , budget , Rep. Henry Cuellar , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 02/01/2010, 06:56am EST
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