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Good news & bad news from Pentagon reshaping plan

One of the most experienced Pentagon acquisition experts has good news and bad news about Secretary Robert Gates's plan to reshape the Pentagon.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dale Church , contracting , DoD , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:29pm EDT
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EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Chuck Gherardini , John Bashista , OMB , OFPP , EPA , NNSA , Interior , DoD , DHS , Robert Burton , Venable , competition , sole source contracting , contracting reforms , insourcing , jason miller

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Senate unlikely to consider DoD acquisition bill

The upper chamber will review IMPROVE Act provisions through the Defense Authorization bill. The Senate also is considering other acquisition bills focusing on the workforce.

Tags: contracting , Peter Levine , Molly Wilkinson , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Jim Schweiter , IMPROVE Act , acquisition reform , Federal Acquisition Institute , cybersecurity

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:16am EDT
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Acquisition workforce training going virtual

GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.

Tags: contracting , Houston Taylor , Ed O'Hare , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition University , Coalition for Government Procurement , Small business contracting , schedule contracts

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:09am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Greg Baroni of Attain

Improving your agency's procurement process requires some precise steps. Greg Baroni gets you started.

Tags: Industry Chatter , Greg Baroni , Attain , contracting , management , technology , best practices , cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 08:04pm EDT
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Fresh voices weigh in on Pentagon acquisition, logistics

Current military personnel doubling as think tank thinkers, academics share results of their research.

Tags: contracting , management , best practices , Defense , DoD , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 05:59pm EDT

Data propels GSA's plans for the acquisition workforce

The Office of Governmentwide Policy is collecting information on common agency procurement needs and workforce issues. The office is preparing for huge increase in funding for 2011 for training and hiring.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , contracting , Michael Robertson , Dan Gordon , GSA , OFPP , strategic sourcing , SAVE award , HReinvented

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:48am EDT
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Will a bigger workforce mean a better GSA?

Will beefing up the acquisition workforce mean better, smarter buyers?

Tags: Jim Williams , GSA , best practices , Federal Acquisition Service

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 09:30am EST
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An In Depth Discussion with GSA's Acquisition Policy Guru, Part 2

David Drabkin
Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer
GSA
September 29th, 2009

Tags: contracting , David Drabkin , GSA , acquisition ,

Tuesday - 09/29/2009, 08:57am EDT

An In Depth Discussion with GSA's Acquisition Policy Guru, Part 1

David Drabkin
Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer
GSA
September 22nd, 2009

Tags: contracting , David Drabkin , GSA , acquisition ,

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 12:42pm EDT
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