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The keys to a successful procurement

Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 11, 2013

Tags: Contracting , procurement , Dave Mader , Booz Allen Hamilton , acquisition planning , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , shared services , contract duplication , continuing resolution , Sequestration , risk allocation , LPTA , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 12:12am EDT
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Booz Allen fires employee involved in NSA leaks

Booz Allen Hamilton announced Tuesday it has fired Edward Snowden, the contractor employee who admitted leaking details about classified National Security Agency programs to reporters. The company said Snowden was fired June 10 because he violated company policies, including its code of ethics.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , Edward Snowden , NSA , DoD , NSA leaks ,

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 01:17pm EDT

Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies

This week on "Off the Shelf," Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy's procurement strategies.
June 4, 2013

Tags: Elliott Branch , Navy , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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All things SmartPay

David Shea, director of GSA's Office of Charge Card Management, gives us an update on the agency's SmartPay program.
June 3, 2013

Tags: Contracting , GSA , SmartPay , micro-purchase , travel card , fleet card , purchase card , David Shea , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , strategic sourcing , warrant card , Federal Acquisition Service

Monday - 06/03/2013, 08:35pm EDT
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine the impact of a potential U.S trade partnership with the European Union.
May 30, 2013

Tags: international trade , foreign trade , State of the Union , Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership , European Union , Ken Monahan , Commerce Department , Allen Scott , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 07:17pm EDT
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White House wants to scrap law allowing costly contractor salaries

The Obama administration has called on Congress to cap government-reimbursed contractor compensation at $400,000, a move that the head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy said would save hundreds of millions of dollars. Joe Jordan, the OFPP administrator, said the White House would send proposed legislation to Congress next week.

Tags: contractor pay cap , acquisition policy , OFPP , Joe Jordan

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 06:02pm EDT

Kendall offers update on DoD's Better Buying Power Initiative

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and Dr. Ash Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, recently gave an update on the agency's Better Buying initiative at an event held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Tags: Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter , DoD , Better Buying Power initiative , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:12pm EDT

GSA proposes vendors must e-sign modifications to schedule contracts

A proposed rule in the Federal Register would require all 19,000 Federal Supply Schedule holders to get a digital certificate to use the new electronic modification system.

Tags: Jason Miller , Industry , GSA , technology , digital certificate , E-Mod

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 02:47pm EDT

DoD waging 'continuing war' on unproductive acquisition bureaucracy

The Pentagon will begin tracking how much time its acquisition managers spend performing and responding to oversight in an effort to remove "non-value-added" processes from the procurement system.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , Sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , CSIS , oversight

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:49am EDT
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