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GSA pitches acquisition reforms to Obama

The White House is interested government procurement. No, not the Office of Management and Budget, which includes the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, but the actual West Wing.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Laura Stanton , OFPP , Anne Rung , Barack Obama , category management , industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:51am EST

Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Tags: acquistion , Contracting , industry , Stan Soloway , Phil Kangas , Grant Thornton , LPTA , innovation , workforce , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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Acquisition reform

Today's FEDtalk will feature a roundtable discussion of one of this year's hottest topics - acquisition reform.
January 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , acquisition reform , workforce , Dan Chenok , IBM Business of Government , Stan Soloway , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , John McCain , Mac Thornberry , FEDtalk , Long Term Care Partners , OPM , Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Friday - 01/09/2015, 09:03pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

The Homeland Security Department released the executive summary of suggestions of an expert panel for how to reform the Secret Service. Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Secret Service is in need of some change. He also offers an update on his Unity of Effort initiative.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , cybersecurity , Secret Service , unity of effort , Congress , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:07am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Cyber bills abound; OFPP and reverse auctions; DoJ's API release

In this week's "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," the passage of five cybersecurity bills by Congress in the past week signals a long-coming and much needed change to how agencies defend their computer networks; an interesting bid protest decision flew under the radar that signals yet another challenge to FedBid, the reverse auction contractor and the Justice Department's first foray into the open data world with the launch of two APIs is noteworthy, but the underlying reason why DoJ could release the software code is really the story here.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , GAO , OFPP , FedBid , reverse auctions , oversight , bid protest , FitNet , Raul Espinosa , Scott Amey , POGO , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , industry , technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavich , Deloitte , Skip Bailey , Open source , Drupal , DoD , superior supplier program , Alan Chvotkin , FISMA , Research and development , workforce , DHS , NIST , Alma Cole , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/15/2014, 03:46am EST

Federal News Countdown: 'Healing' growth for contractors, LPTA contracts

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, and Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president of the Professional Services Council, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , Larry Allen , Federal News Countdown , In Depth , Allen Federal Business Partners ,

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:26pm EST

Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President, Professional Services Council

To know what the midterm election results will mean for your agency, first you have to figure out who won what. Or in some cases, who lost what. Alan Chvotkin is executive vice president of the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he examined the impact of the elections on federal agencies.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:14pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: Midterm elections, senior leaders

Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, and Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , In Depth , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 10/31/2014, 05:07pm EDT

Feds, contractors confused by Ebola guidance

An agency denies a federal contractor access to its facility after learning that he's visited family in West Africa, in one sign of the confusion amid contradictory guidance from the White House, Pentagon and elsewhere.

Tags: Ebola , Stan Soloway , USAID , workforce , DoD , AFGE , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp , Contracting , industry

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Real procurement reform needs to come from within, experts say

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council discuss what hurdles stand in the way of real procurement reform as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , acquisition reform , SARA Panel , In Depth , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell

Monday - 10/20/2014, 04:57pm EDT
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