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OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Tags: management , OMB , OFPP , Dan Gordon , FAI , DAU , FAR , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST
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Army puts brakes on insourcing

A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.

Tags: DoD , management , insourcing , Army , John McHugh , Robert Gates , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:18pm EST
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OMB: Contract spending down but more cuts needed

The Office of Management and Budget said agencies reduced contract spending over consecutive years for the first time in 13 years. A new report from OMB showed reductions in some types of high risk contracts. But officials said the administration is targeting professional and technical services contract spending in 2012.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeffery Zients , Daniel Gordon , OFPP , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:41pm EST
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Protests threaten U.S. contractor business in Egypt

POLITICO's Jen Di Mascio explains how the protests in Egypt could affect U.S. contractors doing business there.

Tags: Jen Di Mascio , Politico , DoD , Egypt , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:21pm EST
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Tactics for your agency's move to the cloud

HP introduces Government Cloud Consulting Services to help government agencies comply with OMB's "cloud-first" policy. We get details from HP's Jeff Bergeron

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , cloud computing , OMB , HP , Jeff Bergeron , telework , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 09:31am EST
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DoD contracts went to excluded vendors

The Defense Department said in a report made public Wednesday that it continued to do business with more than a dozen vendors who has been debarred or suspended for fraud. DoD says it intends to implement training and issue guidance to correct the problem.

Tags: DoD , procurement integrity , contracting fraud , Bernie Sanders , Excluded Parties Listing System , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:18pm EST

New GSA Advantage site makes finding products faster, easier

The new government purchasing site rival Amazon in its usability, says GSA FAS' Liz DelNegro.

Tags: Liz DelNegro , GSA , GSA Advantage , redesign , technology , procurement , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 04:33pm EST
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