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The who's who of federal acquisition

A look at the major acquisition professionals making a difference in government. Do you know everyone on our list?

Tags: contracting , workforce , management , people , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:57am EDT

Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Tags: On DoD , suspension and debarment , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , DLA , Steven Shaw , Normand Lussier

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting

When the Defense Department began contingency contracting operations on a large-scale in Iraq in 2003 it was largely a trial by fire. Despite the best planning, DoD lacked the programs and practical solutions to handle the environment, officials say. Since then, commissions, panels and lawmakers have offered fixes and DoD has evolved to try to create "rock-solid" reforms. Federal News Radio examines these issues in the next part of our series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Jacques Gansler , Alan Chvotkin , Gary Motsek , John Tierney , Harold McAlduff , Defense Acquisition University , DoD , State , contracting , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:22pm EDT
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Contractors play central role in State-run mission in Iraq

Ever since 2003, contractors have played a major role in the contingency operations in Iraq. But with the transition to a State Department-led diplomatic mission there, some analysts believe contractors will play an even more central role. As part of the special series, Trial by Fire: Overseas Contracting in Transition, Federal News Radio examines how industry fared in the DoD-to-State handoff and whether State's enhanced role spells new opportunities for contractors.

Tags: contingency operations , contracting , industry , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , LOGCAP , Tommy Marks , Bloomberg Government , Brian Friel

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 03:09pm EDT

Veteran-owned businesses question fairness of VA's contractor verification

The process to ensure veterans are receiving contracts from the VA is actually shutting out some veteran business owners. But the VA says it inherited a large responsibility quickly and has since made great strides in improving its verification program.

Tags: VA , contracting , Lisa Wolford , Scott Denniston , Tom Leney , Devon Hewitt , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry , Jolie Lee

Friday - 06/15/2012, 09:54am EDT

Tracking contracting dollars

This chart shows the rise and leveling off of contracting dollars since 2000.

Tags: contracting , industry , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:33pm EDT

Chart: Bid protests 2000-2011

Bid protests of government contracts have been on a steady rise over the past decade.

Tags: bid protests , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:35pm EDT

Suspension, debarment a 'business decision' for agencies

Agencies are using suspensions and debarments more often as a way to stop or prevent doing business with contractors who lie, cheat or just do shoddy work. David Sims, chairman of the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee and a suspension and debarment manager at the Interior Department, gives an overview of the use of suspension and debarment governmentwide.

Tags: David Sims , Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee , Federal Drive , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , suspension and debarment , contracting

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 10:07am EDT
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Acquisition process not always seamless

As part of Federal News Radio's week-long multimedia special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, Lee Dougherty a member of General Counsel, P.C.'s Government Contracts Practice discusses the suspension and debarment process.

Tags: Lee Dougherty , General Counsel P.C , suspension and debarment , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 06:53pm EDT
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Chart: Federal acquisition workforce 2000-2010

A look at the increasing size of the acquisition workforce. Data is from the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , contracting , acquisition workforce

Monday - 05/28/2012, 02:07pm EDT
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