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GAO finds civilian agencies slow to insource jobs

Auditors issue a new report to Congress on how civilian agencies are meeting the legislative mandate to issue guidelines to bring work back into the government. Of the nine agencies GAO looked at, none have released final directives. Agencies say they need more help in defining certain terms such as inherently governmental.

Tags: contracting , management , GAO , OMB , Multisector workforce , inherently governmental

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 07:08pm EDT

2011 budget shifts contracting priorities

Government hires as private industry fires. But who and where?

Tags: contracting , tech , budget , FY 2011 budget , Accenture , Lisa Mascolo ,

Friday - 02/05/2010, 09:40am EST

The ins and outs of insourcing

The administration wants to insource jobs that private firms have been performing and review of how agencies use contractors in view of long-term plans.

Tags: P&B , mngt , outsourcing , contracting , Partnership for Pubic Service , John Palguta

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 10:40am EST

Agency insourcing initative causing a stir in the private sector

Federal agencies are being accused of stealing industry employees as part of the Obama administration's insourcing initiative.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 06:40pm EST

Senators want to tighten up inherently governmental definition

Lawmakers offer four specific changes to the current description. OMB working on new explanation for agencies on what jobs must stay in house.

Tags: contracting , Peter Orszag , OMB , Inherently government , outsourcing

Monday - 03/22/2010, 01:49pm EDT

Public v. private sector? Insourcing debate heats up

WFED's Jason Miller has details.

Tags: management , contracting , best practices , Interior Department , DoD , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 06:33pm EST

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 , inherently governmental , A-76

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 07:02am EDT

OMB's Zients stakes out acquisition reform plans

The deputy director for management tells lawmakers the government will save $40 billion over the next two years. Zients also wants agencies to grow the acquisition workforce by five percent over the next few years. Lawmakers express some reservations about OMB's plans.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Claire McCaskill , Susan Collins , Tom Coburn , OMB , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs , Contracting Oversight , acquisition workforce , A-76 , Inherently governmental ,

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 06:40am EDT

Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees

Provision in 2010 omnibus spending bill requires credit checks on employees before giving them a government credit card. Law also requires agencies to create service contract inventories, and fully funds the E-Government Fund for the first time in eight years.

Tags: management , contracting , Technology , pay and benefits , David Obey , OMB , OPM , GSA , DoD , AFGE , John Gage , omnibus spending bill , E-Government Fund , Agency credit card , service contract inventory , BRAC , A-76 , Internet cookies

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:56pm EST
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