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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 , 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 , insourcing , 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 , insourcing , Jason Miller , John Sarbanes

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

For Feds, True Grit May Not Be Enough

Federal workers are under a two-year pay freeze, Congress is looking at furloughs and pension cuts and yet, we are told, these are the good old days. Things may get tougher for you and your agency. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says while it may not be the end of the world, this is definitely not just a drill.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FY 2012 budget , budget , pay freeze , IRS , continuing resolution , high 3

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 04:00am EST

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 , insourcing ,

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

Postal Service worksharing outgrows its intention

Worksharing has grown so much and so fast at the Postal Service, it has created unintended consequences. We get details from Mohammad Adra is with the Office of Inspector General at the Postal Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , management , IG , Mohammad Adra , worksharing

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 09:50am EDT
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Security at issue with e-passports

A U.S. government contractor is still assembling a key passport component in Thailand despite repeated warnings about security risks. The Center for Public Integrity's John Solomon explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , GPO , e-passports , Center for Public Integrity , John Solomon , technology , security , management

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 09:33am EDT
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OFPP previews the future of in and outsourcing

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is recommending all agencies use only the definition of inherently governmental as defined in the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act, and create a test to determine whether other jobs should be done only by federal employees. OFPP's Dan Gordon has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , inherently governmental , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , insourcing ,

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Is DoD ignoring lessons learned from insourcing?

The Defense Department has been trying to improve efficiencies and cut costs by using both competitions with the private sector and High Performance Organizations (HPOs), a solution based in-house rather than on a public-private competition.

Tags: contracting , management , insourcing , HPO , DoD , A-76 , GAO , John Pendleton , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Monday - 06/07/2010, 04:31pm EDT
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GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill

Some Republican members of Congress are making an election-year pitch to reduce the Federal worker headcount, and save money. But would it really do that?

Tags: management , pay and benefits , House , Federal Workforce Reduction Act , John Salamone , Federal Management Partners , Jackie Simon , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , OMB , Barack Obama , insourcing , brain drain , retirement wave , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 07:10am EDT
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