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Air Force pins its future on ‘strategic agility'

Service's latest strategy document sees a future in which it will need to be more flexible and adaptable, including in its acquisition and personnel policies and organizational structures.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , DoD , Deborah Lee James , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:13am EDT
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Contractor ethics rules too reactive, compliance focused, experts say

Improving acquisition compliance and ethics may involve less rulemaking and more culture shaping according to panelists at the National Contract Management Association's World Congress conference. At the conference, agency leaders discussed the need to streamline and pursue innovative approaches to federal acquisition policies.

Tags: acquisition , management , FAR , compliance and ethics , procurement , Boeing Company , Navy , OFPP , Lesley Field , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Stephen Epstein , James Meade , Angela Styles , Stephanie Wasko ,

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 06:21pm EDT

GSA cuts 1,000 noncompliant vendors from IT schedule

Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren't meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , technology , industry , GSA , Kay Ely , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Mike Fischetti, Executive Director, National Contract Management Association

Contractors are at the center of two out three major breaches of government trust over the past few years -- Aaron Alexis, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. And the Office of Management and Budget is looking at ways it can improve the federal background investigation process over the next few months. Mike Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose s part of our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees He tells Francis how the relationship between contractors and government is changing.

Tags: Mike Frischetti , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , In Depth

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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Federal contracts don't manage themselves

Charlie Chadwick, vice president for contracts and business conduct at BAE Systems, said that government and industry share the same goal of serving the public's interest.

Tags: Charlie Chadwick , BAE Systems , 2011 GCMC , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:11am EST
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Contractors brace for debt debate outcome

Alan Boykin, chief learning officer at the National Contract Management Association, told Federal News Radio that government and industry should keep the lines of communication open, especially as uncertainty abounds about how the failure to raise the debt ceiling would impact federal spending.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , alan boykin , debt limit , Federal Drive , Jack Moore , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Grassley: DoD IG doesn't "follow the money"

Big changes are in the works for the Pentagon Inspector General's Office after a report from one of the top Republicans in the Senate finds billions of dollars in possible fraud and overpayments. The Project on Government Oversight receives a response from the DoD IG detailing a new approach to how it does business.

Tags: management , contracting , auditing , DoD , inspector general , Charles Grassley , Iowa , Ron Perlman , Holland and Knight , POGO , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/10/2010, 06:56am EDT
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