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Agencies need rules before bringing jobs in-house

Rep. Issa says acquisition reform must begin with defining inherently governmental. He also proposes to use third parties to help write contract requirements.

Tags: contracting , Rep. Darrell Issa , Jeff Liebman , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Energy , DoD , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Acquisition reform , workforce , In-sourcing , A-76 , P&B

Thursday - 06/25/2009, 06:44am EDT
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Agency pilots help cultivate 'inherently governmental' changes

Agencies are getting a better understanding whether they over-rely on contractors. Vendors are mostly happy with the draft policy detailing how agencies should decide which jobs should be done only by federal employees. OMB expects 24 demonstration projects to finish by early May.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , insourcing , A-76

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 07:02am EDT
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OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship

OFPP administrator Gordon says the draft of the new definition of "inherently governmental" should be public by the end of March. He says the goal of the draft policy letter is to better clarify federal and vendor roles. OFPP is also focusing on multiple award contracts and strategic sourcing.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GSA , Bill Gormley , Washington Management Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Multiple award contracts , A-76 , strategic sourcing , SmartBUY , acquisition workforce

Friday - 03/12/2010, 06:37am EST
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Intelligence community redefines inherently governmental

ODNI bringing work back into agencies and reducing contractor workforce.

Tags: contracting , Dennis Blair , ODNI , OMB , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , A-76 , outsourcing , IARPA , cybersecurity

Thursday - 07/23/2009, 06:51am EDT
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Contractors: From Valley Forge to the Pentagon

Some experts say there are now six federal contractors for every federal employee. So is that a bad thing? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has another take on the issue.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , A-76 , contracing ,

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 04:00am EDT

Where is procurement headed?

Host Roger Waldron will talk about the procurement landscape with Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and chairman of the Procurement Board Roundtable.
September 13, 2011

Tags: contracting , procurement , Al Burman , Jefferson Solutions , Procurement Round Table , 9/11 , OMB , Inherently governmental , acquisition

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 08:27pm EDT
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OFPP's Gordon not stymied by bumps in the road to acquisition reform

Despite pushback on some issues by industry, Dan Gordon listens to input from all sides as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to follow its own path to reform the acquisition process. The OFPP administrator said his office is close to issuing new guidance around business cases for multiple award contracts and a final rule redefining inherently governmental jobs.

Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , insourcing , outsourcing , acquisition policy , acquisition regulations , FAR Council , interim rules , Multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:29am EDT
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OFPP on the ins and outs of 'inherently governmental'

OFPP defines critical functions that are considered core capabilities of agency employees. We get details from Administrator Dan Gordon.

Tags: Federal Drive , OFPP , Dan Gordon , Acquisition Excellence Awards

Friday - 05/07/2010, 09:33am EDT
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Defense bill nudges toward outsourcing

Several outsourcing-friendly provisions made their way into the Defense authorization bill approved by the House of Representatives last week. The bill would lift a moratorium on public-private competitions via the A-76 process in DoD, and expresses the sense of Congress that DoD should insource only those jobs which are inherently governmental.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , OMB , insourcing , outsourcing , A-76 , competition , Lexington Institute , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Defense Logistics Agency , Carlyle Group , Frank Finelli , David Berteau , John Conger , Redding Hobby , Dan Goure , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/30/2011, 11:14am EDT
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Bill would reform A-76 outsourcing process

Sen. Mikulski and Rep. Sarbanes introduce legislation to change the way agencies outsource jobs and determine what are inherently governmental functions.

Tags: contracting , industry , Barbara Mikulski , John Duncan , John Thune , OMB , OFPP , A-76 , outsourcing , insourcing , Jason Miller , John Sarbanes

Friday - 05/13/2011, 02:51pm EDT
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