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Industry group take aim at 2012 Defense Authorization

Alan Chvotkin, the vice president and general counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what industry would like to see in a final bill.

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

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:59pm EST
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OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , DoD , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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Analysis: Cracking down on contracting cheats

Federal News Radio gets analysis from Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council and Charles Rossotti of The Carlyle Group about the new executive order regarding contractors.

Tags: management , contracting , Stan Soloway , Charles Rossotti , The Carlyle Group , GAO , IRS , tax cheats , tax code , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 01:12pm EST
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Could DCAA proposals have led to big savings?

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent speculation that the Defense Department ignored proposals from the Defense Contract Audit Agency nearly two years ago.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , DoD , DCAA , Alan Chvotkin , POGO

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 04:50pm EDT
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House votes to block contractor disclosure

Three members of the House and four members of the Senate introduce companion pieces of legislation to head off the White House's draft executive order requiring contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Lamar Alexander , Rob Portman , Darrell Issa , Tom Cole , Sam Graves , White House , political contributions , executive order , Stan Soloway , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 07:53am EDT

Draft executive order gives industry heartburn

White House is considering issuing an executive order that would require vendors to submit information about their political contributions as part of their bid proposal package. Industry associations say the proposal wouldn't keep political influence out of the acquisition process, but likely add it in. The administration claims the draft order is all about greater transparency and accountability.

Tags: contracting , industry , Jay Carney , White House , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , political contributions , Disclose Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 07:31am EDT
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Survey: Acquisition policy doesn't translate

A new survey from the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton finds contracting officers don't always find new guidance helpful in how they do their job. Acquisition workers also say too much oversight is causing innovation to be muted.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , OMB , Stan Soloway , Lew Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , time and materials contracts , high risk contracts , Recovery Act contracting , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 06:21am EST
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DLA readies change to how it buys

The Pentagon's primary purchasing agency is steeling itself for the possible impact of large-scale changes to its budget in the weeks and months ahead as DoD prepares the 2012 budget. The Defense Logistics Agency used a recent conference to inform the vendor community about its plans to save money.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , Robert Hale , Alan Thompson , DLA , Stan Soloway , Robert Gates , budget cuts , Max Cacas

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 07:06am EDT
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