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Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , OFPP , GAO , Robert Burton , Venable , acquisition workforce , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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A-76 privatizations on pause

The FY10 Defense Appropriations Conference Report includes a provision that would suspend all pending OMB Circular A-76 studies and conversions in the Department of Defense.

Tags: defense , A-76 , outsourcing , mngt , DoD

Monday - 12/21/2009, 10:30am EST
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Insourcing vs. contractors: what's right for your agency?

Is insourcing the solution for every agency at all levels of government? A panelist at the Senior Executives Association annual conference offers his ideas.

Tags: mngt , outsourcing , Senior Executives Association , Joe Lynch , JHT Inc. , President Obama

Wednesday - 07/01/2009, 06:39am 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 , outsourcing , acquisition policy , acquisition regulations , FAR Council , interim rules , inherently governmental , Multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:29am 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 , inherently governmental , 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 , inherently governmental , outsourcing , Jason Miller , John Sarbanes

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

Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , GAO , Coalition for Government Procurement , Shay Assad , source selection , acquisition workforce , bid protest , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am EDT
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How will the new Congress affect contractors?

Jonathan Etherton, president and owner of Etherton & Associates, discusses the outlook for procurement reform and oversight on the Hill.
March 1, 2011

Tags: Jonathan Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Congress , contracting , procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , budget ,

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 11:46am 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 , contracting , 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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Priorities of the Procurement Round Table

What's behind the creation of Acquisition University and how far can acquisition changes be expected to drive improved government management? Host Larry Allen discusses these issues with General William Tuttle, Chairman of the Procurement Round Table.
December 21, 2010

Tags: Bill Tuttle , Procurement Round Table , contracting , industry , Acquisition University , Larry Allen , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:46pm EST
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