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Acquisition reforms are under way at agencies across government. But those efforts may be a waste of time unless stakeholders change some basic perceptions of the acquisition community. Kymm McCabe, president and CEO of ASI Government, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter today as part of our special report: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.
In this week's Reporter's Notebook column, Executive Editor Jason Miller ponders Sylvia Burwell's jump from OMB to HHS and GSA's pumped up approach to buying.
The administration's strategic sourcing initiative applies to all agencies, but implementation looks different at every agency. The State Department's acquisition process has a different emphasis and produces different results than other agencies. In Depth with Francis Rose talks to Cathy Read, State's director of acquisitions management. Also, Corey Rinder, procurement executive at State, explains some of the differences and similarities between how State does acquisition and how your agency may do it.
Roy Smith of the Interactive Technology Group talks about his career in procurement. Anthony Vegliante of the USPS says no more buyouts. Kevin Concannon of the USDA discusses support for hurricane victims. IBM's Dan Chenok reviews the challenges President Obama may face in his second term.
Tags: Roy Smith , Interactive Technology Group , Anthony Vegliante , USPS , Agency of the Month , Kevin Concannon , USDA , Hurricane Sandy , Dan Chenok , Center for Business of Government , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Federal Drive
On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.
Lockheed Martin machinists ended their 10-week strike Thursday, approving a new labor deal that includes a $2,000 bonus and annual pay increases starting at 3 percent the first year.
Two veteran lawmakers forecast the year ahead on Capitol Hill.
Because of the retirement of baby-boomers, the federal government faces the imminent departure of large numbers of senior staffers over the next 10-15 years. A Senate subcommittee is focusing on how that will influence hiring the next generation of federal contract and acquisition workers.
More spending to track, and fewer workers to do the work. That's the conundrum facing Federal agencies trying to meet the many demands of federal acquisition. In the second of two reports, FederalNewsRadio's Max Cacas looks at how three of those agencies are trying to cope.
Yes, but will it work?