acquisition workforce

  • A procurement vision for DHS

    Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer for the Department of Homeland Security, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off he Shelf to discuss DHS procurement, including how the agency’s strategic investments in acquisition workforce training and development are delivering best value mission support across the department.

  • Section 809 panel’s final report prescribes ‘revolutionary’ changes to DoD buying

    Section 809 panel delivers 2,000 pages of proposed fixes to DoD acquisition, including a sweeping overhaul of how the Pentagon buys commercially-available goods and services.

  • A Section 809 Panel progress report from the chairman

    David Drabkin, chair of the Section 809 Panel, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the panel’s progress and outline the group’s findings on commercial item contracting. November 20, 2018

  • All things GSA

    Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration discusses the agency’s key policy, program and procurement initiatives, including the implementation of Section 846, schedules modernization, and the acquisition workforce. July 31, 2018

  • Special hiring authorities for DoD’s acquisition workforce: too much of a good thing

    A congressional advisory panel says lawmakers have provided numerous ways for DoD to speed up its hiring of acquisition professionals. In fact, they may be too numerous.

  • Army kicks off largest reorganization of acquisition bureaucracy since Vietnam

    The Army has launched a four-month project to create a new “modernization command,” and plans to have it fully functional by next summer.

  • Rung to leave OFPP for Amazon

    Anne Rung, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator and U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, will be moving to Seattle to work as the head of Amazon Business where she will run its strategic supplier program focusing on the government.

  • The principles of Better Buying Power

    George Washington University Law Professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to discuss “Better Buying Power Principles” and their potential impact on DoD acquisition. May 31, 2016

  • Acquisition goals at DHS

    Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer for the Department of Homeland Security, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss her vision for the DHS acquisition workforce, procurement operations, and government-industry communications. March 29, 2016

  • An analysis of procurement spending in FY 2015

    Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting, discusses procurement spending in fiscal year 2015 and purchasing patterns across the federal government. August 18, 2015