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Rep. Lankford says training will ease acquisition workforce transition

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform said agencies need to do more to train new employees to make the best decisions. Lankford said the turnover in the workforce and the lack of consistent training for the new employees is a major concern for the subcommittee.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , training , James Lankford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Federal Acquisition Institute , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 07:29pm EDT
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Obama Opts Out of Procurement Reform

The President delegated reform appropriately, except that the person to whom he delegated the task doesn't yet exist.

Tags: Lurita Doan , OMB , Barack Obama , procurement reform , acquisition , SARA Panel , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition University , oversight , Daniel Gordon , Peter Drucker , GSA , DoD , DHS

Monday - 11/02/2009, 11:09am EST
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Is your job in danger of being outsourced?

OMB has a new test.

Tags: mngt , contracting , OMB , Jason Miller , inherently governmental , outsourcing , FAIR Act

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 06:39pm EDT
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'Inherently Governmental:' Has the Debate Changed?

Federal News Radio told you yesterday about the OMB draft guidance defining "inherently government." We get analysis from former OFPP Administrator Al Burman.

Tags: mngt , contracting , inherently governmental , Al Burman , Jefferson Consulting ,

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 05:45pm EDT
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Stories of the Decade: Former OFPP official Burton looks back on 10 years of procurement

Former deputy administrator of the OFPP Rob Burton gives us his take.

Tags: management , contracting , procurement , Stories of the Decade , Rob Burton , Venable

Monday - 12/07/2009, 04:53pm EST
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OFPP asks for consolidated report on procurement data

A new memo from OFPP details changes to how agencies should submit information on contracting. A working group suggests three changes to what departments did previously. Agencies must submit their data by Jan. 5.

Tags: contracting , Lesley Field , William Woods , GSA , GAO , Federal Procurement Data System , Integrated Acquisition Environment

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 05:25pm EDT

Insourcing debate heats up over agencies stealing employees

Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , DoD , defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:04am EST
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Agency use of cost reimbursement contracts skyrockets, GAO finds

Auditors say agencies spent $136 billion on cost type contracts in 2008, up $16 billion since 2003. OMB wants to cut the use of these contracts by 10 percent in 2010.

Tags: contracting , management , Jeffrey Zients , GAO , OMB , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Cost reimbursement contracts , Firms fixed price contracts , acquisition reform , FPDS-NG

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:35pm EDT
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