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An IT, acquisition review/preview

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller offers his top stories of 2011 and predictions for 2012.

Tags: technology , acquisition , 2011 and Beyond , Jason Miller , Dan Gordon , cybersecurity , shared services , cloud computing , mobile , open government , HSPD-12 , identity management , NSTIC , E-Government Fund

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 04:43pm EST
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Congress amps up Federal Acquisition Institute's horsepower

As part of the Defense Authorization bill, lawmakers approve the FAI Improvement Act. The provision reaffirms the organization's role to oversee and train the civilian acquisition workforce. It also gives OFPP more oversight over the funding and development of procurement education.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , Susan Collins , Gerry Connolly , Congress , Federal Acquisition Institute Improvement Act , Federal Acquisition Institute , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , training , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:01am EST
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OFPP's Gordon reflects on mythbusters, acquisition workforce

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement and other issues with Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.
December 20, 2011(Encore presentation January 3, 2011)

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , OFPP , OMB , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , management support services , small business , set aside contracts , Multiple award contracts , 2010 Small Business Jobs Act , George Washington University School of Law , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:30pm EST
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DAU launches online toolkit to improve cost controls

Bill Kobren, the director of the Logistics and Sustainment Center at DAU, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how a new online toolkit will help DoD's acquisition community.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , DAU , In Depth , Francis Rose , Bill Kobren

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:41pm EST
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Contract savings ideas range from innovative to old-school

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said in an in interview on In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies should consider a range of options to find contracting savings. His own list of cost-savings tips runs the gamut from "Nobody's ever done this," to "So old, it's new again."

Tags: Steve Kelman , contracting , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 06:49pm EST
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Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAI , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , budget , supercommittee , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am EST
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OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , DoD , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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DCMA leads acquisition 'revolution'

The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.

Tags: DoD , DCMA , DCAA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , DAU , acquisition , workforce , industry , contracting , pricing , Shay Assad , Timothy Callahan , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST
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Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Tags: Jan Frye , VA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , budget

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST
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OFPP Administrator Daniel Gordon leaving

The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.

Tags: Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP , contracting , acqusition , Jack Lew , George Washington University Law School , service contracting , Mythbusters , Jason Miller , Chief Acquisition Officer

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:26pm EDT
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