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VA not doing enough to verify service-disabled veteran owned firms

GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.

Tags: GAO , GSA , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , Veterans Affairs , VetBiz , contracting , acquisition , industry , Taeja Smith

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:11am EDT

FAR Council proposes rule for overseas contractors

The FAR Council wants to implement governmentwide requirements to increase the oversight of security personnel abroad.

Tags: acquisition , FAR Council , overseas contracting , Taeja Smith

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:15pm EDT

OFPP trying to solve major vendor data inconsistency

The office asked for industry comment on how to get better data into the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System. OFPP asked for input on seven questions.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , OFPP , GSA , DoD , vendor ethics , FAPIIS , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/20/2012, 02:20pm EDT

OMB to expand vendor offices after initial successful tests

The Veterans Affairs Department said it saved $40 million by using this centralized approach to managing contractors. vendor management organizations also help agencies buy more strategically. OFPP plans to expand strategic sourcing and sets a $2 billion savings goal by 2015.

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , OMB , OFPP , strategic sourcing , technology , acquisition , contracting , Joe Jordan , PortfolioStat , vendor management organizations , DHS , Jane Holl Lute , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Transportation , John Porcari , Jason Miller , President

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 05:43am EDT
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Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

Tags: acquisition , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , best practices , industry , Mythbusters , Todd Ramsey , IBM , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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Agencies given how-to guide for modular, agile IT contracting

Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan released the guidance that highlights possible risks or challenges, and offers checklists, templates and other tools to make the move to this smaller, more outcome based approach easier for agencies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , OMB , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Steven VanRoekel , IT reform , TechStat , modular contracting , agile development , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:44pm EDT

Assessing acquisition rules a full-time pursuit

Rules and regulations are supposed to help the government make the smartest, fairest purchases are often complex. For Bill Woods, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, federal procurement rules are a full-time pursuit.

Tags: Bill Woods , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , acquisition , acquisition workforce , oversight , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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Agencies taking a more disciplined approach to managing vendors

GSA, Commerce and others are using supply chain management techniques to buy smarter and more efficiently. Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf said a recent survey of their contractors will help influence the next generation of schedules.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Supply chain management , GSA , Steve Kempf , Raj Sharma , Censeo Consulting Group , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:24am EDT
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'Better Buying Power' already making waves in DoD acquisition

Steven Grundman, a Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., and former deputy undersecretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs, provides his perspective on how the Better Buying Power initiative has shaped DoD procurement.

Tags: acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose , Steven Grundman , Better Buying Power , DoD

Monday - 06/11/2012, 08:01pm EDT
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GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Steve Kempf , GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Mick Mulvaney , House Small Business Committee , supply schedules , Demand Based Model , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/08/2012, 05:37am EDT
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