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Federal News Countdown: Wartime contracting bill, transportation bill and budget wrangling

Mark Forman, the co-founder of Government Transaction Services and former administrator for E-Government and IT, and Rob Burton, a partner with the Venable law firm and the former deputy administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Procurement Policy, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , management , Francis Rose , In Depth , Rob Burton , OFPP , Mark Forman , Government Transaction Services

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:45pm EST
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DoD renews push against converting in-house work to contractors

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what recent indications from the Defense Department on A-76 and other workforce initiatives mean for industry.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , Rob Burton , Jo Ann Rooney , A-76

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:47pm EST
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Stories of the Decade: Former OFPP official Burton looks back on 10 years of procurement

Former deputy administrator of the OFPP Rob Burton gives us his take.

Tags: management , contracting , procurement , Stories of the Decade , Rob Burton , OFPP ,

Monday - 12/07/2009, 04:53pm EST
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Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , OFPP , GAO , Robert Burton , insourcing , acquisition workforce , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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Federal News Countdown: Cyber unpreparedness, 20 best feds

Francis' guests are Rob Burton of Venable LLP and Alan Balutis of Cisco.

Tags: Alan Balutis , cisco , Rob Burton , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:17pm EDT
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Treasury oversight of legal fees creates 'unacceptable risk'

The Treasury Department's contracting process for legal services under the Troubled Asset Relief Program lacks controls to prevent overpayment.

Tags: Treasury , SIGTARP , TARP , oversight , legal fees , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 02:01am EDT

OFPP to test employee swaps

The idea is to trade one of your acquisition experts to another agency in exchange for one who knows more about a specific procurement need you have.

Tags: Rob Burton , OFPP , employee swap , management , contracting , acquisition , In Depth

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:40pm EDT
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HUBZone confusion may/shall end

Who should get first preference for contracts? A new law should help figure that out. Venable's Rob Burton explains it for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , management , set aside contracts , Rob Burton

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:31am EDT
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OMB to post contractor information

The federal database of contractor integrity information is about to go public. Rob Burton, the former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: Federal Drive , FAPIIS , OMB , contracting , Rob Burton , OFPP , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 08/09/2010, 10:08am EDT
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EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Chuck Gherardini , John Bashista , OMB , OFPP , EPA , NNSA , Interior , DoD , DHS , Robert Burton , competition , sole source contracting , contracting reforms , acquisition workforce , insourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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