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Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , FAI , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , budget , supercommittee , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am EST
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Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Dan Gordon , GAO , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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CFOs, CAOs get 2012 marching orders to cut service contracts

OMB details the 12 product service codes and specific steps agencies must take over the next year to cut 15 percent of their management service contracts next year. Agencies spent $44 billion on these contracts in 2011.

Tags: acquisition , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , OMB , management service contracts , AcqStat sessions , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 01:43pm EST

GAO pokes holes in OMB's acquisition savings claims

A new report finds agency data is dubious and lacks reliability. OFPP disagrees with GAO's findings.

Tags: Dan Gordon , GAO , acquisition , contracting , high risk contracts , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 06:32pm EST

How does industry view procurement reforms?

Soloway, whose group represents scores of government contractors, discussed how federal procurement reforms have been viewed on the industry side.

Tags: 2011 GCMC , NCMA , contracting , acquisition , Stan Soloway , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Dan Gordon ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 11:00am EST
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Analysis: Criteria for new OFPP administrator

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Rob Burton, former acting OFPP administrator, outline what they think the criteria should be for the new OFPP administrator

Tags: Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , In Depth , Rob Burton , Venable law

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 06:28pm EDT
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Search is on for Gordon's OFPP successor

On the heels of the announcement that Dan Gordon will step down as OFPP administrator, experts evaluate his legacy and discuss the process and pitfalls of naming a successor.

Tags: Al Burman , Jefferson Consulting , In Depth , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Dan Gordon , Federal Drive , Francis Rose , Angela Styles , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 04:19pm EDT
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OFPP Administrator Daniel Gordon leaving

The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.

Tags: Dan Gordon , OMB , contracting , acqusition , Jack Lew , George Washington University Law School , acquisition workforce , service contracting , Mythbusters , Jason Miller , Chief Acquisition Officer

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:26pm EDT

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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