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
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.
The Army has launched a four-month project to create a new "modernization command," and plans to have it fully functional by next summer.
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.
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
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
Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting, discusses procurement spending in fiscal year 2015 and purchasing patterns across the federal government. August 18, 2015
If you've got a problem or concern when dealing with a government agency on a contract, acquisition expert Tim Sullivan says it's best to start from the ground up to fix the issue. In his latest commentary, he says going over someone's head could hurt your company in the long run.
Anne Rung is three months into her tenure as head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and it looks like she's been busy. On Dec. 4 she released new marching orders for how agencies must use data to make better procurement decisions. She discussed the details with Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller, starting with where some of the ideas originated.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government's relationship with its vendors.
Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic professor of Government Procurement Law and co-director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, will discuss procurement reform and other acquisition issues with host Roger Waldron. November 4, 2014
Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic professor of Government Procurement Law and co-director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, will discuss procurement reform and other acquisition issues with host Roger Waldron. October 21, 2014
Knowing and appreciating the industry side of the acquisitions process is key to training the acquisition workforce of the future, according to two acquisition experts.
The ever-evolving training regime for federal acquisition workers is no longer about the hard skills of acquisition only. Acquisition people certainly do need to know the policies, regulations and laws. But for real improvement to take place in the system, they also need soft skills to lead successful procurements. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller explores the changing nature of acquisition workforce training.