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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Obama administration is trying to clean up some of the clutter that's accumulated over the last 20 years as reforms have been made to acquisition policies and procedures. Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, says procurement reform went awry for several reasons. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about why Rung believes problems developed and what the administration is doing about it. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: OFPP , Anne Rung , Jason Miller , acquisition ,

Monday - 03/30/2015, 06:21am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OFPP procurement reform; IT oversight at DHS; longtime execs retire

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller examines the unintended consequences of 1990s procurement reform and how OFPP plans to address them. Plus, multiple congressmen crack down on duplication issues at the Department of Homeland Security. Also in this edition, what's behind the retirement of a long-time CIO at Education and a procurement executive at Veterans Affairs?

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , OFPP , acquisition , Anne Rung , Will Hurd , DHS , Congress , information technology , Jerry Williams , Education Department , Glenn Haggstrom , Veterans Affairs

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:15am EDT
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Beth McGrath, Federal Practice Director, Deloitte

If Congress passes the defense acquisition reform bill, introduced by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry this week, it won't be enought to fix the defense acqusition system. And he's the first to admit that. But the legislation does attempt to chip away at what Thornberry views as clear problems, including a lack of clear lines of authority, and too much paperwork. Beth McGrath, federal practice director of Deloitte and former deputy chief managment officer for the Defense Department, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu what she thinks of the bill.

Tags: In Depth , Beth McGrath , DoD , Mac Thornberry

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:58pm EDT
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Thornberry's first bite at DoD reform seeks to boost acquisition workforce, cut its paperwork

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the acquisition proposals he will release on Wednesday are merely a discussion draft and he's actively seeking more input. Initial language would boost program managers' roles in the system and shave reporting requirements.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Mac Thornberry , acquisition , Center for Strategic & International Studies , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:52am EDT
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McCain pushes greater role for military service chiefs to fix acquisition

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee has more work to do before it draws up a broad acquisition reform package. But one element will be a more full-throated role for the uniformed military.

Tags: DoD , Congress , acquisition , sequestration , Readiness , John McCain , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Joseph Dunford , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:36am EST
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Acquisition reform

Today's FEDtalk will feature a roundtable discussion of one of this year's hottest topics - acquisition reform.
January 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , workforce , Dan Chenok , IBM Business of Government , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , John McCain , Mac Thornberry , FEDtalk , Long Term Care Partners , OPM , Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Friday - 01/09/2015, 09:03pm EST

Innovation and Tech Superiority through Acquisition Reform

Challenging the status-quo of federal networks, and what can be done on the technology and procurement fronts to get new, lower cost, more efficient, and non-proprietary technology into agencies.

Tags: Brocade , Tom Temin , Tony Celeste , Steve Charles , Joe Paiva , Joanne Woytek , procurement ,

Monday - 12/15/2014, 12:32pm EST

Real procurement reform needs to come from within, experts say

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council discuss what hurdles stand in the way of real procurement reform as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , SARA Panel , In Depth , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell

Monday - 10/20/2014, 04:57pm EDT
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31 ideas for reforming DoD contracting

The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations asked 31 acquisition experts to weigh in on how the Defense acquisition process can be reformed. Federal News Radio brings you some of the highlights.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell , Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , defense

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:43am EDT

Acquisition quiz: True or False?

If you keep hearing the same thing over and over, is it true? Take certain federal procurement axioms: virtually every procurement nowadays is protested, contracting officers are not allowed to talk to potential bidders, there are too many contracting vehicles out there. Federal News Radio set out to explore these refrains, with the help of two procurement experts.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , Jim Williams , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , acquisition myths , Mythbusters

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:50am EDT
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