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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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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
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