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GSA improving acquisition slowly, steadily

Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), joins Off the Shelf for an update on some of FAS's key procurement initiatives and new leadership team.
February 22, 2011 (Encore presentation July 5, 2011)

Tags: Steve Kempf , FAS , GSA , management , Personnel , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coaltion for Government Procurement , schedules , cloud computing , John Buckner

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 01:55pm EST
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JFCOM contractors await closure details

Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , industry , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Kaufman and Canoles , Federal Capture Consulting , Terry Murphy , Butch Bondoc , Scott Rigell , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 07:53am EST
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How the Navy and Air Force fare for FY 2012

With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , budget , FY 2012 budget , Navy , Air Force , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates , Lockheed , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , KC-X Tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:41am EST
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OFPP zeroes in on acquisition workforce

Some administration officials fear the acquisition workforce can't properly manage government contracts. Dan Gordon said strengthening that workforce is OFPP's number one priority. He also said he wants to improve communication between government acquisition officers and industry.

Tags: management , acquisition workforce , OFPP , Dan Gordon , mythbusting , AFFIRM , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:02am EST
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Bill would protect minority, women-owned firms

Sen. Casey proposes legislation that would prevent prime contractors from abusing subcontractors in the acquisitions process.

Tags: industry , Bob Casey , minority-owned firms , women-owned businesses , SBA , John Buckner

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:27pm EST

House kills F-35 Alternative Engine funding

The second F-35 engine was to be built by General Electric and Rolls Royce as an alternative in case the primary engine built by Pratt & Whitney failed.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , F-35 alternative engine , Congress , budget , CR ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:40am EST

GSA gathers input to improve acquisition process

The agency wants help from federal and industry partners to improve communications between the two. GSA said it has a large toolbox of resources agencies can build on to fit their specific missions. Vendors also should be on the lookout for several new contracts in the coming months.

Tags: Technology , GSA , OMB , Networx , Connections , mythbusting , Federal Networks , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Mary Davie , Karl Krumbholz , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:57pm EST

OMB, ACT-IAC launch website to improve acquisition process

The groups have launched a website, asking for public input in an effort to improve the acquisitions process between government and industry.

Tags: ACT-IAC , acquisition , Ben Coit , Sapient Government Services , Tom Suder , University of Central Florida , Dorobek Insider , best practices , John Buckner

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:12pm EST
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Myth-Busting at OFPP

OFPP's Myth-busting campaign is working to clear up misconceptions about the campaign itself. OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon joins the show to explain.
February 15, 2011 (Encore presentation July 5, 2011)

Tags: Technology , OFPP , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Dan Gordon , mythbusting

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 01:00pm EST
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