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Are tight budgets straining trust between agencies, industry?

Are federal budget and staffing shortfalls — particularly among the federal government's acquisition workforce — fueling a climate of mistrust between the government and its contractors? Experts told Federal News Radio as part of the special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees explore the importance of communication in building trust.

Tags: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , acquisition , acquisition workforce , industry , Tom Mason , Michael Fischetti , Cooley LLP , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:30am EDT
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OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , acquisition policy , workforce , training , OFPP , Lesley Field , Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council , Beth Blazek , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:19am EDT
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The impact of LPTA

Market Connections CEO Lisa Dezzutti and Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Manager's Association will discuss some of the big issues affecting contractors including lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA).
November 25, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , LPTA , Lisa Dezzutti , Market Connections , Michael Fischetti , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/25/2013, 09:10pm EST
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2013 NCMA Conference

Federal Drive co-host Tom Temin attended the 2013 National Contract Management Association's Government Contract Management Symposium. Listen to his interviews with conference participants including DoD's Shay Assad.

Tags: Shay Assad , Frank Anderson , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 11/18/2013, 11:53am EST

Agencies delaying more RFPs, industry days as shutdown persists

Govini, a market analysis and research firm, found agencies amended slightly more acquisitions this year as compared to last year -- 2.6 percent compared to 2 percent. But the average delay in 2013 compared to 2012 was 11 days longer -- 15 days compared to four days.

Tags: government shutdown , acquisition , contracting , industry , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Michael Fischetti , Geoff Celhar , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:25am EDT

Small businesses carrying weight of shutdown on their payrolls

Many small and large businesses are turning to cash reserves to pay bills, including employee salaries, as the government stops processing invoices. There could be a silver lining for some, as the government may be liable for the cost of a shutdown-related stop work order under specific types of contracts.

Tags: industry , contracting , government shutdown , Kim Hayes , Ambit Group , Mary Beth Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , John Hunnicutt , TRCA , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Michael Fischetti , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 04:16am EDT
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Tags: acquisition , contracting

Friday - 11/02/2012, 10:57am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 5

Federal Drive broadcasts live from the National Contract Management Association conference. Also, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn is back open for business after superstorm Sandy.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Bloomberg Government , Bob Litan , Loretta Lynch , DoJ , Sandy

Monday - 11/05/2012, 09:09am EST

Rapid acquisition speeds capabilities to warfighters

With a $500 billion budget, the United States is the world's biggest buyer, and Defense is the biggest piece of that pie. The Rapid Acquisition Program has kicked into overdrive to help warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roy Smith, an executive vice president at ITG and a member of the executive advisory council of the National Contract Management Association, discusses how the program works and how industry views its achievements.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , acquisition , contracting , Rapid Acquisition Program , Roy Smith , ITG , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , DoD

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:41pm EDT
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