acquisition reform

  • The Defense Department appointed 18 members to yet another advisory committee to study the acquisition system. But this one has a much more specific task than the blue ribbon panels that have come in the decades before it.

    September 06, 2016
  • The 2017 NDAA Section 800, which deals with acquisition reform, has 50 subsections. This year it had 99.

    July 27, 2016
  • The Army says it's enthusiastically embracing reforms that give its uniformed officials more responsibility, and asks Congress to give them more authority.

    March 11, 2016
  • Steve Harris, vice president and general manager with Dell Federal Systems, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the future of FITARA and how his company can help federal agencies implement FITARA initiatives. January 12, 2016

    January 11, 2016
  • Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, argues OMB and GSA are not following the money when trying to improve federal procurement processes.

    January 11, 2016
  • Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss current acquisition reform efforts, including reform provisions in the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act. December 1, 2015

    December 16, 2015
  • The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Congress sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday contains nearly 100 separate provisions intended to reform the Defense Department's acquisition system. But that’s just the start, say Capitol Hill’s top two Defense legislators.

    October 20, 2015
  • The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill includes major acquisition reforms. The bill would give military service chiefs more power over the defense acquisition processes. The authorization bill may be in trouble though. President Obama has threatened to veto it. Federal News Radio's reporter Scott Maucione tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what Congress is calling for at DoD

    October 06, 2015
  • This coming Saturday marks the first major deadline for agencies to begin to implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA. They’ll need to send the Office of Management and Budget detailed plans for how they intend to boost the authority and accountability of their chief information officers. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more on what OMB’s looking for in those plans and how it intends to make sure agencies stick to them.

    August 11, 2015
  • Dave Wennergren, senior vice president, Technology Policy, at the Professional Services Council  and Dave Chesebrough, president of the Association for Enterprise Information, join host John Gilroy to talk about the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. July 14, 2015

    July 13, 2015
  • Etherton and Associates President Jon Etherton and Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP, join host Roger Waldron to talk about a growing movement on Capitol Hill for acquisition reform, and lessons learned from previous reform efforts. June 2, 2015

    June 02, 2015
  • The Obama administration is trying to clean up some of the clutter that's accumulated over the last 20 years as reforms have been made to acquisition policies and procedures. Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, says procurement reform went awry for several reasons. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about why Rung believes problems developed and what the administration is doing about it. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

    March 30, 2015
  • In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller examines the unintended consequences of 1990s procurement reform and how OFPP plans to address them. Plus, multiple congressmen crack down on duplication issues at the Department of Homeland Security. Also in this edition, what's behind the retirement of a long-time CIO at Education and a procurement executive at Veterans Affairs?

    March 30, 2015
  • If Congress passes the defense acquisition reform bill, introduced by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry this week, it won't be enought to fix the defense acqusition system. And he's the first to admit that. But the legislation does attempt to chip away at what Thornberry views as clear problems, including a lack of clear lines of authority, and too much paperwork. Beth McGrath, federal practice director of Deloitte and former deputy chief managment officer for the Defense Department, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu what she thinks of the bill.

    March 27, 2015