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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal security clearance process has been on the Government Accountability Office's "high risk list" since 2005. But now, a Senate committee hears evidence that the officials from a task force of federal agencies trying to fix the clearance process may have finally turned a corner.
Tags: management , Pay&benefits , The Senate Government Management and Federal Workf , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , John Berry , OMB , James Clapper , Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence , Max Cacas
GSA leads the group of 20 trying to add structure to all the different initiatives. Shared Services Forum to submit ideas to OMB on how to move governmentwide effort to use cloud computing.