Articles by Roger Waldron

  • How immersive technology is changing DoD

    This week on Off the Shelf, the Booz Allen Hamilton Immersive Technologies team joins host Roger Waldron to explain how technological advances in virtual and augmented reality are changing the way the Department of Defense trains, plans and executes.

  • E-commerce: The rest of the story

    This column was originally published on Roger Waldron’s blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the author. As promised last week, this blog addresses the recent hearing before the House…

  • A busy week highlighting critical challenges for government market stakeholders

    Events unfolding this week demonstrate that the procurement community operates in a dynamic environment.

  • Government e-commerce: In search of a direction from government

    GSA implemented a government-wide e-commerce program pursuant to Section 846 of the 2018 NDAA which is rooted in non-compliance with the Trade Agreements Act, the Buy American Act, and various socioeconomic laws.

  • An expert’s take on the federal market

    This week on Off the Shelf, Alan Thomas, excecutive vice president for special projects at Trowbridge and former commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service, joined host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of MAS consolidation, eCommerce and the state of the federal market.

  • The future of the healthcare federal supply schedules

    In January, GAO released a report examining the current state of the non-pharmaceutical Federal Supply Schedules, and making 11 recommendations.

  • The state of small business contracting

    Ken Dodds, government contracting industry expert at Live Oak Bank, and David Black, partner and co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Government Contracts Group, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss category management, Best-In-Class contracts, and the state of federal small business contracting.

  • An update on VA’s supply chain modernization

    Karen Brazell and Angela Billups with the Department of Veterans Affairs join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the VA’s VALOR initiative, and give an update on the agency’s supply chain modernization.

  • Current trends in cybersecurity

    John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, joins host Roger Waldron to data security and the current cyber trends across the federal market.

  • The top procurement developments of 2019

     Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Off the Shelf’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. This week, Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, joins Off the Shelf, and provides his…

  • Procurement 2019: The year that was

    Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss schedules consolidation, eCommerce and the state of the federal procurement system.

  • E-Commerce, the integrity of the market and mixed messages

    At its core, a Jan. 31 executive order seeks to fundamentally address the integrity of the supply chain and e-commerce. Among the potential measures to be employed against entities that facilitate counterfeit trafficking is suspension and debarment from federal procurement.

  • E-commerce: Another reminder of the need for reflection

    Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement pondered a law professor’s denied request by GAO for documents in’s pending protest over GSA’s e-marketplace procurement.

  • Unpriced schedules: Now more than ever

    The Coalition for Government Procurement has been a strong supporter of an unpriced schedule in the name of efficiency.