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Bundling: Naughty or nice

If terms like "cooperative purchasing" and/or "contract bundling" turn you on, welcome to the wonderful world of buying, federal style, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check out day two of Federal News Radio's multimedia special report, "Inside The World Biggest Buyer."

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , acquisition , contracting , workforce , pay and benefits , Inside the World

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

OFPP, SBA trying to fix small business contracting shortcomings

Procurement chief Joe Jordan and SBA Administrator Karen Mills highlighted three long-time challenges in a new memo to senior agency officials. Agencies have until July 9 to detail steps they will take to address three areas.

Tags: acquisition , SBA , OMB , OFPP , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Karen Mills , Joe Jordan , Jason Miller , small business

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , David Van Buren , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Acquipedia site answers tough procurement queries in 'Reader's Digest' format

The online, collaborative portal, managed by the Defense Acquisition University, features 400 articles on common defense acquisition topics. Each entry provides a definition, a brief narrative and links to policy guidance and other tools.

Tags: DAU , Acquipedia , Jill Garcia , In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition ,

Monday - 03/26/2012, 09:21pm EDT
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Coalition for Government Procurement honors Lieberman, Collins

The industry association, the Coalition for Government Procurement, gave Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) its highest award for using common sense in dealing with federal procurement.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 07:10pm EDT

Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Scott Amey , POGO , PSC , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Tags: SBA , small business , industry , acquisition , contracting , American Small Business League , Brian Reeder , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron talks federal procurement with David Drabkin, corporate director for Acquisition Policy at the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
February 21, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , David Drabkin , Northrop Grumman , Federal Procurement , contract duplication , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Updated: DoD to quadruple TRICARE fees for higher-earning retirees

The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , TRICARE , budget , Jared Serbu , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies , DoD Update

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST
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