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Senate confirms wave of DoD nominees, new OFPP administrator

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joe Jordan as administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, as well as nominations for seven key Defense Department positions.

Tags: Joe Jordan , DoD , Senate , Frank Kendall , Federal Drive , James Miller , Erin Conaton , Jessica Wright , Katrina McFarland , Defense Acquisition University , Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , procurement , acquisition , DoD Report

Friday - 05/25/2012, 11:20am EDT

Senate committee approves OFPP nominee, four other bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee moves the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations, the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting and two other pieces of legislation to the floor for a full vote.

Tags: management , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , domestic partner benefits , Hatch Act , political contributions , Jason Miller , jon tester

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Jordan makes his case for being next OFPP administrator

Joe Jordan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee he would focus on three priorities if confirmed. He also backed away somewhat from the administration's stance on a cap on executive compensation. Jordan received support from the committee, and a vote on his nomination could come as early as next week.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , congress , management , Joe Jordan , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Dan Gordon , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 06:00pm EDT
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OFPP dispels 8 more agency, vendor communications myths

The administration will issued the Mythbusters 2 memo today. The document takes aim at commonly held misconceptions by vendors. It follows the initial Mythbusters memo issued in February 2011 focusing on agency-held fallacies.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , Lesley Field , Joanie Newhart , Mythbusters , contracting , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:52am EDT
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What are the big federal news stories?

Federal News Radio hosts Tom Temin and Francis Rose join host Mark Amtower to discuss some of the top issues affecting federal workers.
April 16, 2012.

Tags: Tom Temin , Francis Rose , Mark Amtower , Mythbusters , GSA , Public Building Service , inherently governmental , Amtower Off Center , acquisition , contracting , Bring your own device

Monday - 04/16/2012, 10:40pm EDT
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OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Tags: contracting , industry , Lesley Field , Mythbusters , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Darren Ash , NRC , Jacob Hansen , IRS , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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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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