The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.
The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform said agencies need to do more to train new employees to make the best decisions. Lankford said the turnover in the workforce and the lack of consistent training for the new employees is a major concern for the subcommittee.
A new Small Business Administration rule would require prime contractors to notify agency contracting officers when there’s a change in subcontractors from the original bid. Kenneth Dodds, an SBA attorney, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the new rules would affect contractors and agencies.
OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said the morale of contracting officers and other acquisition workers is improving. OPM issued a new IT program and project management competency guidance.
Mark E. Krzysko, deputy director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told Federal News Radio about the new system the Pentagon is using to improve acquisition. The Acquisition Visibility program gives DoD officials on-demand access to procurement data.
GAO finds the Pentagon isn’t moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.
Shay Assad, the Defense Department’s director of defense pricing, and Dick Ginman, the Pentagon’s director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, join host Roger Waldron to talk about their new roles. June 7, 2011 – (Encore presentation June 21, 2011)
FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.
GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Mindy Connolly, discusses GSA’s acquisition workforce, the Myth-Busters campaign, and sustainability in government procurement. May 31, 2011
Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.