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Issa's IT reform bill moves through committee, concerns still remain

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with little debate and no amendments. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the bill's author and chairman of the committee, said the provisions to give CIOs more budget control and the IT project and program management improvements will have a big impact on how agencies spend money on technology.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , industry , Mike Hettinger , Software and Information Industry Association , TechAmerica , IT reform , project management , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , open source , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:28am EDT
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Acquisition Excellence Conference 2013

Federal News Radio interviews conference speakers and organizers about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference.

Tags: Acquisition Excellence Conference , Joe Jordan , Mary Davie , Rory Schultz , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:05am EDT

Groups say veteran-owned contracting still broken

Veterans service organizations say despite attempts at improvement, the Department of Veterans Affairs' verification process for veteran-owned small businesses is still barring legitimate firms from contracts with the department, while doing little to deter actual fraud.

Tags: VA , Congress , acquisition policy , SDVOSB , veterans , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , Joe Wynn , Davy Leghorn , Mark Goldschmitt , Center for Veterans Enterprise , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 03:06pm EDT
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Woytek: SEWP 5 will provide 'full-service data' at NASA

Joanne Woytek, NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program manager, fleshed out details of the space agency's new governmentwide acquisition contract Monday on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Joanne Woytek , In Depth , NASA , SEWP 5 , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 12:29pm EDT
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Cyber vulnerability in GSA's SAM portal exposes vendors' data

The agency in an email to contractors said information including social security numbers and bank account information were publicly assessable. GSA is offering credit monitoring services to those affected.

Tags: cybersecurity , industry , GSA , SAM , Jason Miller , Amanda Fredriksen , Integrated Acquisition Environment , technology

Friday - 03/15/2013, 06:13pm EDT

$4 billion up for grabs and $1.6 billion potential cuts

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts examine how the ongoing budget battle is affecting contracting.
March 14, 2013

Tags: contracting , budget battle , sequestration , Cameron Leuthy , Department of Labor , HHS , Department of Education , GWACs , GSA , GSA Millennia , GSA Millennia Lite , COMMITS NexGen , Brian Friel , Allen Scott , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:54pm EDT
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Sequestration forcing DoD's acquisition programs into 'damage limitation' mode

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said he's planning day-to-day, not year-to-year because of sequestration's indiscriminate cuts and political uncertainty over DoD's budget. In 2014, there will be more opportunities to prioritize, but spending reductions also will lead to cancellation of contracts and downsizing of the military and civilian workforce.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , McAleese & Associates , Credit Suisse , industry , budget

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Agency CAOs fear budget woes put workforce at risk

Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall. Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses Federal News Radio's exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Chief Acquisition Officer , Nick Nayak , In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition workforce , contracting , Mythbusters , budget , exclusive

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:24pm EDT
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Q & A with OMB's Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan, administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
March 12, 2013

Tags: procurement , contracting , Joe Jordan , Federal Procurement Policy , OMB , FSSI , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 10:40pm EDT
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OFPP tells agencies to get serious about tracking contractor performance

Agencies must meet annual goals between 2013 and 2015 to enter data into the Past Performance Information Retrieval System. Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said inputting and referring to vendor performance information can reduce risks for agencies.

Tags: industry , acquisition policy , contracting , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Lesley Field , PPIRS , Past performance , FAPIIS , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/11/2013, 04:21pm EDT
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