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OMB crowdsourcing improvements to Section 508

The administration released a set of high-level concepts from listening sessions conducted in 2011 and is asking for input from the agencies, contractors and the public. Interested parties can comment on 14 suggestions to improve how people with disabilities access government information.

Tags: workforce , Kareem Dale , Steven VanRoekel , Lesley Field , OMB , Section 508 , technology , Gov 2.0 , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/19/2012, 06:17pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Wartime contracting bill, transportation bill and budget wrangling

Mark Forman, the co-founder of Government Transaction Services and former administrator for E-Government and IT, and Rob Burton, a partner with the Venable law firm and the former deputy administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Procurement Policy, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , management , Francis Rose , In Depth , Rob Burton , Venable , Mark Forman , Government Transaction Services

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:45pm EST
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GSA preparing business case for next GWAC

The agency wants to make it easier for customers to buy non-IT professional services under one contract. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at the Federal Acquisition Service, said the business case will be posted for governmentwide review by June.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , Mary Davie , GSA , multiple-award contract , GWAC , Integrations , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:35pm EST

Analysis: OFPP nom Jordan will have to win acquisition workforce confidence

Steven Schooner, co-director of the Government Procurement Law program at the school, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his take on Jordan's nomination and what's ahead for the federal contracting community.

Tags: Joe Jordan , Steven Schooner , George Washington University , SBA , contracting , acquisition , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:26am EST
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Obama to nominate former SBA official Jordan to head OFPP

President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: SBA , Joseph Jordan , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , Dan Gordon , Heidi Shyu

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:22pm EST

OFPP again calls on Congress to cap vendor salary reimbursements

The White House wants to reduce the amount of money agencies pay contractors for executive salaries to $200,000 from $694,000.

Tags: contracting , industry , OMB , Lesley Field , Contractor salary reimbursement , Congress , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:30am EST

Acquisition workforce, contract management top CAO priorities

Improving contract management and workforce development and training the most important areas federal chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives are focusing on in 2012.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , survey , Dan Gordon , budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:03am EST
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OFPP calls for more micro-purchase spending with small firms

A new memo from OFPP and OMB tells agencies to improve training to buy more from small businesses through the government charge card.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , SBA , OMB , Dan Gordon , Karen Mills , Danny Werfel , micro-purchase threshold , government charge card , GSA , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 04:25pm EST

Contractors have stronger role in 'Mythbusters' part II

Alan Chvotkin, the vice president and general counsel of the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the role played by contractors in dispelling falsehoods about agency-contractor contractor communication.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , acquisition , contracting , industry , mythbusting

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:45pm EST
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OFPP's Gordon reflects on mythbusters, acquisition workforce

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement and other issues with Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.
December 20, 2011(Encore presentation January 3, 2011)

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , OMB , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , management support services , acquisition workforce , small business , set aside contracts , Multiple award contracts , 2010 Small Business Jobs Act , George Washington University School of Law , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:30pm EST
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