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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.
A bill introduced in the House aims to increase the subcontracting transparency and pass-through contracts to large companies.
President Barack Obama will send Congress a bill in the coming weeks to reinstate the president's authority to consolidate agencies, said Lisa Brown, the Office of Management and Budget executive leading the government reform effort. She said the bill would require proposals to "reduce the number of agencies or save costs."
The chairman of the House Committee on Small Business is introducing two bills today aimed at increasing small business contracts in government, including bumping agencies' small contracting goal from 23 percent to 25 percent.
The Pentagon has been under pressure to spend less, and that urgency is growing, as the threat of automatic-cuts looms.
Jonathan Sallet, a partner with the law firm O'Melveny and Myers and the report's co-author, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what such a department would look like.
The White House is taking a new step toward reducing duplicative government programs and reorganizing agencies. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ira Shapiro, an international trade lawyer, give analysis on the recent administration proposals.
Guy Timberlake, the chief visionary officer at the American Small Business Coalition, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recently announced federal reorganization. Specifically, what will change on a day-to-day level — for agency employees and small-business owners — with the elevation of the Small Business Administration, to a Cabinet-level post.
As part of a sweeping government reorganization first unveiled nearly a year ago, President Barack Obama announced the elevation of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level agency.
A new memo from OFPP and OMB tells agencies to improve training to buy more from small businesses through the government charge card.