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Education essential to procurement reform

Capability just as important as capacity

Tags: contract , NIGP , American Bar Association , Rick Grimm , reform , acquisition

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 08:09pm EDT

All things procurement

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Washington Management Group President Bill Gormley. They will talk about what agencies need to do to meet their goals for this fiscal year.
July 12, 2011(Encore presentation August 23, 2011)

Tags: contracting , Washington Management Group , Bill Gormley , budget battle , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 11:24pm EDT

VA outlines key procurement initiatives

Jan Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the VA's key procurement initiatives.
June 28, 2011(Encore presentation August 9, 2011)

Tags: Off the Shelf , VA , acquisition , contracting

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 05:16pm EDT

GAO: DoD missing keys to good procurement

Designing requirements for a big procurement at DoD involves three main elements: cost, schedule, and performance objectives. GAO's Mike Sullivan told Federal News Radio that DoD continues to struggle in those areas.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , GAO , DoD , acquisition , Acquisition policy , management , oversight , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:19pm EDT

Supporting the acquisition workforce

GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Mindy Connolly, discusses GSA's acquisition workforce, the Myth-Busters campaign, and sustainability in government procurement.
May 31, 2011

Tags: contracting , acquisition workforce , Mindy Connolly , General Service Administration , mythbusting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , acquisitions

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 08:08pm EDT

How to improve the government procurement system

Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and Chair of the Procurement Round Table, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the work his group is doing.
May 10, 2011

Tags: contracting , Al Burman , Jefferson Solutions , acquisition workforce , Acquisition Advisory Panel , acquisition processes , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf , Procurement Round Table

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:54pm EDT

DHS procurement head outlines his vision

The new head of procurement at the Homeland Security Department has a pretty clear vision of how to get - and keep - acquisition on track at his agency.

Tags: Nick Nayak , DHS , acquisition , contracting , management , In Depth

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:37pm EDT

TRICARE is more than healthcare

DOD's Tricare Management Activity is not only one of the world's biggest health care providers. It is also a big acquisition organization. We learn more from TMA's Michael Fischetti.

Tags: FedSMC , Federal Drive , Michael Fischetti , DoD Report , DoD , defense , acquisition , Tricare Management Activity , TRICARE ,

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:40am EDT

Pentagon Labyrinth: Industry, politics guiding DoD procurement

Andrew Cockburn has co-authored the Pentagon Labyrinth: Ten Short Essays to Help You Through It. He says DoD is making buying decisions based on what makes money for industry and congressional districts.

Tags: DoD Report , Pentagon Labyrinth series , Andrew Cockburn , contracting , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 04:17pm EDT

Pentagon Labyrinth: DoD procurement rules not enforced

Thomas Christie, co-author of Pentagon Labyrinth, says the Defense Department procurement rules are in place but not always are being followed.

Tags: Thomas Christie , Pentagon Labyrinth , DoD Report , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 02:49pm EDT
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