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FAA gives 245 small firms preferred contracting status

Agency made awards to small businesses to provide support services in eight categories. The contract is worth up to $2 billion over seven years. FAA also plans to automate procurement system under separate contract that is just getting off the ground.

Tags: technology , contracting , James Washington , FAA , NCMA , Small business contracting ,

Friday - 11/06/2009, 06:42am EST
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Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , OFPP , GAO , Robert Burton , Venable , insourcing , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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Acquisition workforce showing signs of change

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said the morale of contracting officers and other acquisition workers is improving. OPM issued a new IT program and project management competency guidance.

Tags: acquisition , technology , Dan Gordon , OFPP , John Berry , OPM , IT program management , DAU , FAI , 25-point IT reform plan , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 11:52am EDT

ACT IAC: 13 steps for hiring, keeping acquisition pros

A virtual cottage industry has sprung up in Washington around coming up with remedies for both agencies and industry.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jeff Shen , acquisition , ACT-IAC

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 07:00pm EDT
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DoD tries new system to improve acquisition decision-making

Mark E. Krzysko, deputy director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told Federal News Radio about the new system the Pentagon is using to improve acquisition. The Acquisition Visibility program gives DoD officials on-demand access to procurement data.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , acquisition , contracting , mark krzysko

Friday - 07/15/2011, 03:07pm EDT
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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , Brenda Farrell , DoD , GAO , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

Assad, Ginman look to cut costs in new DoD roles

Shay Assad, the Defense Department's director of defense pricing, and Dick Ginman, the Pentagon's director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, join host Roger Waldron to talk about their new roles.
June 7, 2011 - (Encore presentation June 21, 2011)

Tags: contracting , defense acquisition , defense department , Pentagon , Shay Assad , Dick Ginman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement , DoD Report , Suzanne Kubota , acquisition policy ,

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 09:28pm EDT
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Acquisition gets a double dose of expertise

FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.

Tags: contracting , Kathleen Turco , GSA , OMB , OFPP , FAI , DAU , greening of government , BRAC , civilian property disposal , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Supporting the acquisition workforce

GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Mindy Connolly, discusses GSA's acquisition workforce, the Myth-Busters campaign, and sustainability in government procurement.
May 31, 2011

Tags: contracting , Mindy Connolly , General Service Administration , mythbusting , procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , acquisitions

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Army , Air Force , DHS , USDA , annuitants , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT
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