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DHS continues to face acquisition management hurdles

Only two of the 22 Homeland Security Department programs the Government Accountability Office reviewed were on track to meet initial schedule and cost parameters. However, the GAO report's author is "cautiously optimistic" about DHS' efforts to improve its acquisition management.

Tags: DHS , GAO , Acquisition management , House , House Committee on Homeland Security , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , Chip Fulghum , Michele Mackin , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:17pm EDT

Stan Soloway, President and CEO, Professional Services Council

The Office of Management and Budget has yet to release its guidance on implementing the last procurement reform bill to become law. But now another bill has already entered the pipeline. This one's called the Agile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act. House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry recently introduced it as a discussion draft, and now contractors are weighing in. Stan Soloway is president and CEO of the Professional Services Council. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss some of the changes the council is recommending.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , OMB , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 09:39am EDT
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Getting to the heart of federal procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the state of federal procurement, the GSA multiple award schedule program, and strategic sourcing.
April 21, 2015

Tags: procurement , Contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , strategic sourcing , GSA , Multiple Award Schedule , transactional data , Category management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:45pm EDT
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Majority of agencies meeting sustainable acquisition goals, OFPP says

A new report to Congress shows 17 of the 24 largest agencies bought sustainable products at least 95 percent of the time.

Tags: OFPP , Anne Rung , GSA , GreenGov , management , Industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 02:21pm EDT

All things social

Geoff Livingston, president of Tenacity5 Media will discuss the state of social media with host Mark Amtower.
April 20, 2015

Tags: Contracting , Geoff Livingston , Tenacity5 Media , business marketing , social media , Instagram , Pinterest , Brewster , ManageFlitter , LinkedIn , social networks , Facebook , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/20/2015, 08:57pm EDT
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My two cents: Recommendations for the new federal CIO

Keith Trippie, the CEO of The Trippie Group and a former DHS official, calls for changes to how agencies hire IT workers, measure project success and integrate IT across all disciplines.

Tags: Keith Trippie , The Trippie Group , CIO , FITARA , commentary

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:39am EDT

Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA

Like the little engine that could, the General Services Administration never seems to stop the process of examining the rules, regulations and policies surrounding its many acquisition efforts. It's been busy on software procurement and several other issues. Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the Office of Government-wide Policy at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's cookin', and how it affects government buyers and contractors.

Tags: Jeffrey Koses , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , procurement ,

Monday - 04/20/2015, 09:57am EDT
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Jean Stack, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

This year's long-range strike bomber contract could reshape the defense industrial base, depending who wins the contract. But the mergers and acquisitions landscape may not shift only at the top level. Jean Stack is managing director at Houlihan Lokey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she described the M&A landscapre for the federal business space.

Tags: Jean Stack , Houlihan Lokey , In Depth

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:16pm EDT
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Congress deals with 'ultimate catch-22' on funding for VA's $1.7 billion Denver hospital

VA told Congress Wednesday that it wants to complete construction on its controversial hospital complex in Aurora, Colorado, by tapping into a fund that was supposed to cut down on patient wait times. Some members of Congress expressed frustration with the plan. "You've put us in the ultimate catch-22, because we don't want to go forward and we can't quit," Rep. David Roe told VA officials at yesterday's hearing.

Tags: VA , Congress , Sloan Gibson , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu , Veterans Affairs Department , Denver , construction , buildings , Office of Construction and Facilities Management , Kiewit-Turner , Army Corps of Engineers

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:40am EDT
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Change management across the Federal Acquisition Service

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, joins host Roger Waldron, to discuss the impacts of category management, and the future of the Common Acquisition Platform.
April 14, 2015

Tags: Contracting , Kevin Youel Page , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management , change management , GSA , Multiple Award Schedule , Common Acquisition Platform , modernization , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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