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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

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 , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , budget , insourcing

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 11:46am EST

Budget would boost cybersecurity spending

Cybersecurity adds to a slight increase in federal IT spending proposed for FY 2012

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , IT , Contracting

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 09:30am EST

Public procurement field gets first standards of practice

The National Institute of Government Procurement is proposing professional guidelines for the public procurement field.

Tags: NIGP , Rick Grimm , Contracting , standards of practice , best practices , Collaboration , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 04:15pm EST

New GSA Advantage site makes finding products faster, easier

The new government purchasing site rival Amazon in its usability, says GSA FAS' Liz DelNegro.

Tags: Liz DelNegro , GSA , GSA Advantage , redesign , technology , Contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 04:33pm EST
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