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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

Congress amps up Federal Acquisition Institute's horsepower

As part of the Defense Authorization bill, lawmakers approve the FAI Improvement Act. The provision reaffirms the organization's role to oversee and train the civilian acquisition workforce. It also gives OFPP more oversight over the funding and development of procurement education.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , Dan Gordon , Susan Collins , Gerry Connolly , Congress , Federal Acquisition Institute Improvement Act , Federal Acquisition Institute , Alan Chvotkin , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , training , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:01am EST
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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 , OFPP , In Depth , Stan Soloway , Dan Gordon , Federal Drive , Francis Rose , Angela Styles , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 04:19pm EDT
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Analysis: Repeal of tax withholding law good news for both industry, government

Alan Chvotkin is the vice president of the Professional Services Council.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , contracting , Congress , House , In Depth , tax

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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Professional Services Council has concerns about DoD insourcing

Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, explains why his organization wrote a letter to Defense Department Secretary Robert Gates. One of the largest unions in the country, the International Association of Machinists, has expressed concerns about the process, as well.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , management , insourcing , DoD , Stan Soloway , Dorothy Ramienski , inherently governmental

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Analysis: Is 'High Road Contracting Policy' repetitive?

Stan Soloway of the PSC brings us his take.

Tags: contracting , Stan Soloway , High Road Contracting Policy

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 06:12pm EST
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Analysis: President cracking down on contractor tax cheats

Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council brings us details.

Tags: contracting , tax cheats , Obama , contractors , executive order , Stan Soloway

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 07:06pm EST
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Analysis: Northrop Grumman follows the money to D.C.

One of the government's biggest contractors has decided that its top managers and staff need to be closer to their biggest customer. A year from now, Northrop Grumman's corporate headquarters will move from California to the Washington, D.C. area. Observers say its strictly a matter of business.

Tags: contracting , management , Northrop Grumman , Stan Soloway , Stifel Nicolaus , Troy Lahr , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Matt Erskine , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/07/2010, 06:41am EST
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