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Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , DoD , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , industry , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , best practices , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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VA Acquisition Academy teaches both technical and interpersonal skills

Lisa Doyle is chancellor of VA's Acquisition Academy.

Tags: Lisa Doyle , VA , VA Acquisition Academy , contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:20pm EST
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Update on GSA's SmartPay program

Host Mark Amtower is joined by David Shea, director of GSA's Office of Charge Card Management. They will discuss how agencies use the SmartPay 2 charge card program.
November 21, 2011(Encore presentation December 12, 2011)

Tags: GSA , GSA Office of charge card services , office of charge card management , SmartPay , strategic sourcing , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , David Shea , Level 3 card processing

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20pm EST
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Amendment to defense authorizations would cap contractor pay

An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would cap taxpayer-funded contractor compensation at $400,000. Under current executive compensation limits set in 1998, contractors can charge up to $693,951 for the salaries of their top five executives.

Tags: contracting , Senate , Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , industry , Congress , supercommittee

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20am EST

Lockheed launches collaborative cyber partnership

Curt Aubley, vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Information Systems and Global Solutions, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the partnership means for the federal government.

Tags: industry , cybersecurity , Lockheed Martin , Curt Aubley , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Friday - 11/18/2011, 10:32am EST
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Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Dan Gordon , GAO , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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Motorola Solutions' Jim Mears on the federal marketplace

Mears is head of Motorola Solutions' Government and Public Safety.

Tags: Jim Mears , Motorola Solutions , industry , In Depth , Industry Chatter , technology , contracting ,

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:08pm EST
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CFOs, CAOs get 2012 marching orders to cut service contracts

OMB details the 12 product service codes and specific steps agencies must take over the next year to cut 15 percent of their management service contracts next year. Agencies spent $44 billion on these contracts in 2011.

Tags: Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , management service contracts , AcqStat sessions , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 01:43pm EST

OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: workforce , acquisition workforce , DoD , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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