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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , training , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Acquisition priorities at GSA

Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive for the General Services Administration, will discuss his acquisition priorities for the agency.
August 26, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Jeff Koses , GSA , prices paid data , social media , collaboration , visualization , ombudsman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:02pm EDT
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Senators back OFPP nominee, lambast OMB over communication breakdowns

Anne Rung, President Obama's nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, detailed her three major priorities should the Senate confirm her. Lawmakers press Rung on improving communication between OMB and Congress, and how best to deal with the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , OFPP , OMB , Anne Rung , Claire McCaskill , Tom Coburn , training , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:04am EDT
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Acquisition priorities at GSA

Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive for the General Services Administration, will discuss his acquisition priorities for the agency.
July 22, 2014

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , Jeff Koses , GSA , prices paid data , social media , collaboration , visualization , ombudsman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 09:02pm EDT
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House panel probes DoD's acquisition workforce

The size of DoD's civilian acquisition workforce has grown by some 20,000 employees over the past five years and now numbers about 135,000 personnel members, according to Stephanie Barna, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management. That's thanks to an effort by DoD begun in 2009 to recapitalize its acquisition workforce. But the department's focus on the acquisition workforce has been strained by a slew of competing priorities and congressionally-mandated belt-tightening, Barna said.

Tags: Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , Mac Thornberry , Rick Larsen , Frank Kendall , Stephanie Barna , acquisition , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:14pm EDT

Are tight budgets straining trust between agencies, industry?

Are federal budget and staffing shortfalls particularly among the federal government's acquisition workforce fueling a climate of mistrust between the government and its contractors? Experts told Federal News Radio as part of the special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees explore the importance of communication in building trust.

Tags: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , acquisition , industry , Tom Mason , Michael Fischetti , NCMA , Cooley LLP , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:30am EDT
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Jordan exits OFPP knowing progress toward buying smarter is real

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is leaving the administration Friday after working five years in assorted senior contracting manager positions. He said agencies are using strategic sourcing, reducing spending and receiving more competition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Joe Jordan , OFPP , FedBid , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:54am EST
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House panel targets DoD acquisition reform, but will that be enough?

The House Armed Services Committee created a panel to figure out a way to reform the defense acquisition processes. Experts say reform may be difficult but it's also necessary given tight budgets and sequestration.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Bill Greenwalt , In Depth , DoD , acquistion , Acquisition reform , House , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mac Thornberry , DHS , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 02:29pm EST
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Agency CAOs fear budget woes put workforce at risk

Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall. Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses Federal News Radio's exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Chief Acquisition Officer , Nick Nayak , In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , contracting , Mythbusters , budget , exclusive

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:24pm EDT
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