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Defense to swap IT workers with private sector

The Pentagon is launching a pilot program to share IT workers with the private sector.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoD , management , Technology , IT personnel , outsourcing

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 11:40am EST

OFPP calls for Fed to contractor ratio analysis

A new memo from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy gives agencies until June to determine whether the number of contractors performing services is appropriate. First, however, agencies must develop a service contract inventory and make it public. OFPP said for agencies to initially focus on professional and management services and technology services.

Tags: Contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , service contract inventory , inherently governmental , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/12/2010, 12:44pm EST

Scorecard adds heat to insourcing debate

A coalition of businesses, associations and citizen groups rate members of Congress on how they voted on bills that promote or hurt private sector companies and forces industry to compete with the government. But some experts say the business coalition is taking a too narrow view of what the government does.

Tags: industry , Contracting , OFPP , Robert Tobias , Angela Styles , John Palatiello , Colleen Kelley , Crowell and Moring , American University , NTEU , Business Coalition for Fair Procurement , public-private competition , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/29/2010, 07:24am EDT

Congressional scorecard causes debate over insourcing

The Business Coalition for Fair Competition wants to highlight what it believes are provisions that hurt private sector companies and forces industry to compete with the government. Jason Miller joins the DorobekINSIDER with details.

Tags: Congress , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Contracting , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 04:52pm EDT

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.
October 26, 2010

Tags: Bill Tuttle , Procurement Roundtable , Contracting , industry , Acquisition University , Larry Allen , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:12pm EDT

Defense insourcing to continue

Army builds tank test track at Aberdeen

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , tanks track , Aberdeen Proving Ground , acquisition

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 08:40am EDT

Civilian agencies get green light to continue insourcing

DoD won't be doing it much, but civilian agencies will be.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:07pm EDT

DoD to eliminate CIO, BTA offices

Secretary Gates' decision to cut three major offices will result in "a substantial number" of employees and contractors having to find new jobs. The CIO's functions will be split between DISA and ATL. DoD is moving major acquisition oversight to the chief management officer's office.

Tags: management , Contracting , Technology , Robert Gates , Beth McGrath , Ashton Carter , DoD , DISA , JFCOM , BTA , contractor workforce , cost savings , CIO , Teri Takai , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 07:03am EDT

EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Tags: Contracting , Dan Gordon , Chuck Gherardini , John Bashista , OMB , OFPP , EPA , NNSA , Interior , DoD , DHS , Robert Burton , Venable , competition , sole source contracting , contracting reforms , acquisition workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT

Are contracting reforms working?

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: Contracting , OFPP , OMB , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 06:35pm EDT
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