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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

WH threatens veto of contractor tax repeal over offsets

The White House is threatening to veto a bill that would repeal the 3 percent tax withholding on government contractors because of the spending cuts attached to the legislation. The Senate version of the bill would cut $30 billion in government spending to pay for repealing the tax, which the White House says is too much.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/21/2011, 10:17am EDT

Bill would require greater use of strategic sourcing

The Acquisitions Reform Bill would require more robust use of Federal Strategic Sourcing vehicles which allow the government to consolidate its shopping lists and buy in bulk, rather than have each agency pursue its own procurements.

Tags: acquisition , Scott Brown , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , strategic sourcing

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 08:00am EDT

CBO finds cancelling vendor withholding would increase deficit

The bill to repeal a requirement that governments withhold some payments to vendors would add more than $11 billion to the deficit, according the Congressional Budget Office. A key House committee has already passed the bill.

Tags: CBO , contracting , House Ways and Means Committee , Ruben Gomez , TechAmerica , Dave Camp , Olga Grkavac , industry , withholding fee , Congress

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:21pm EDT
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