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GAO: DoD policy for reporting top-secret procurements unclear

Belva Martin, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's latest report on the use of the national-security exception in defense contracting. GAO concluded the Defense Department's rules for when its agencies must disclose the use of the exception are unclear.

Tags: GAO , Belva Martin , In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition , DoD , national security exception

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:04pm EST
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Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board plans for future

Tom Allen, the chairman of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent report it released to stakeholders, which serves as the board's three-year plan.

Tags: acquisition , Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board , Tom Allen , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:33pm EST
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VanRoekel's 2012 IT goals: Crawl, walk, run

"Crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run." That's how Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel framed his 2012 priorities in his first speech to government IT contractors in Washington. He said agencies would have to do "more with less," but he wanted to emphasize the "more."

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , technology , IT , acquisition , industry , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , ACT-IAC , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/16/2011, 06:57pm EST
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DoD renews push against converting in-house work to contractors

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what recent indications from the Defense Department on A-76 and other workforce initiatives mean for industry.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition , Venable , Rob Burton , Jo Ann Rooney , A-76

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:47pm EST
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Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAI , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , budget , supercommittee , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am 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: acquisition , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , management service contracts , AcqStat sessions , contracting , industry , Jason Miller

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

Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Tags: Jan Frye , VA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , contracting , acquisition , acquisition workforce , industry , budget

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST
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House to repeal law withholding contractors' taxes

The House is expected to approve a measure repealing a law that withholds 3 percent of government contractors' payments. The original law was enacted in 2006 to ensure contractors paid their taxes. But it's seen its implementation delayed until 2013, and it has grown increasingly unpopular with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Congress , House , Eric Cantor ,

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 06:57am EDT

Agencies more aggressive in suspending, debarring contractors

A new report from an interagency committee shows departments have increased the number of contractors suspended or debarred by at least 150 from 2009 to 2010. The Army, DLA, DHS, EPA and OPM have debarred more vendors than other agencies over the past two years.

Tags: industry , Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee , OMB , suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/21/2011, 03:52pm EDT
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