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OFPP's Gordon not stymied by bumps in the road to acquisition reform

Despite pushback on some issues by industry, Dan Gordon listens to input from all sides as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to follow its own path to reform the acquisition process. The OFPP administrator said his office is close to issuing new guidance around business cases for multiple award contracts and a final rule redefining inherently governmental jobs.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , insourcing , outsourcing , acquisition policy , FAR Council , interim rules , inherently governmental , Multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:29am EDT
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DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , Beth McGrath , DoD , Army , Air Force , financial management , agile development , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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95 percent of all new contracts must be green

FAR Council issues an interim rule to change the acquisition regulations. Agencies and contractors must start meeting new requirements for goods and services.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , FAR Council , EPA , USDA , green government , contractor ethics , EPEAT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm EDT