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VA forming cadre of specially-trained acquisition workers

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, said his office will launch the acquisition corps and program management framework in the coming months to further professionalize the agency's acquisition workforce. A Federal News Radio survey of chief acquisition officers and other senior acquisition managers says workforce training and retention remain among their biggest priorities and challenges.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , workforce , Ford Heard , Veterans Affairs , training , program management , strategic sourcing , T4 , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:56am EDT
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Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Tags: Congress , Senate , acquisition , Army , DoD , Claire McCaskill , Jeanne Shaheen , SIGAR , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

BP temporarily suspended from new federal contracts

The Environmental Protection Agency said BP's "lack of business integrity" in its conduct and response following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill weighed into its decision to temporarily suspend the company from obtaining new federal contracts.

Tags: EPA , BP , contracting , Deepwater Horizon

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 11:08am EST

Suspension, debarment numbers don't tell full story

Despite mounting pressure from certain quarters of the government and Congress to more aggressively suspend and debar irresponsible contractors, some agencies only rarely, if ever, do so. Rob Burton, the former acting administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said data on suspensions and debarments isn't always an apples-to-apples comparison.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , acquisition policy , Rob Burton , Venable law firm , industry , contracting , Industry Chatter , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:32pm EDT
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Acquisition executives figuring out how to deal with budget woes

A Federal News Radio exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives showed most are not preparing for budget cuts or sequestration. These acquisition executives also say they are protecting money for training acquisition workers. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said his office is helping agencies make better decisions about how and where to spend money.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Joe Jordan , In Depth with Francis Rose , Mythbusters , bid protest , Chief Acquisition Officer , OFPP , acquisition workforce training , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 06:00am EDT
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Agencies cracking down on troubled vendors

The Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) issued its annual report to Congress showing that the use of suspension and debarment increased substantially in 2011 over 2009 and 2010.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , oversight , acquisition , Joe Jordan , Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee , David Sims , Duc Nguyen , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 07:35pm EDT

Senators tell DoJ to fix its suspension, debarment databases

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) want regular updates from Justice officials on the steps they are taking to better input and share information on vendors who have committed crimes. The DoJ IG found the agency's internal controls and training were lacking.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Justice Department , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Tags: On DoD , acquisition , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , DLA , Steven Shaw , Normand Lussier

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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Suspension, debarment a 'business decision' for agencies

Agencies are using suspensions and debarments more often as a way to stop or prevent doing business with contractors who lie, cheat or just do shoddy work. David Sims, chairman of the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee and a suspension and debarment manager at the Interior Department, gives an overview of the use of suspension and debarment governmentwide.

Tags: David Sims , Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee , Federal Drive , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , acquisition , contracting

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 10:07am EDT
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Acquisition process not always seamless

As part of Federal News Radio's week-long multimedia special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, Lee Dougherty a member of General Counsel, P.C.'s Government Contracts Practice discusses the suspension and debarment process.

Tags: Lee Dougherty , General Counsel P.C , acquisition , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 06:53pm EDT
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