Acquisition

  • Federal News Countdown for April 16th

    My countdown of the three biggest news stories of the week, as chosen by experts on the Federal government

  • GAO: Army must modernize with acquisition reforms

    The U.S. Army is taking a new approach when it comes to getting troops ready to fight in the 21st century. A recent GAO report says that the Army needs to seize the opportunity of integrating acquisition reforms, as well as keeping technology current.

  • GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help

    The way the federal government does business with contractors is changing.

  • DHS’ winning ways in procurement

    Director of the Office of Procurement Operations at the Homeland Security Department, Soraya Correa has 28 years of experience in procurement, federal assistance, and acquisitions management… and now, an Acquisition Excellence Award!

  • Multiyear contract is a big boon to Boeing

    The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.

  • How to mandate procurement transparency

    An electronic contracting system that will reduce paper shuffling and allow the public to see details about what the government buys may be on the way. We get details from Roger Waldron, a former GSA exec.

  • How to mandate procurement transparency

    The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin and Amy Morris examine whether or not it should be done.

  • Special Report: Contract Overload wraps up

    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller tells us what he discovered while reporting for his three-part series.

  • Intro: Are multiple award contracts out of control?

    The proliferation of multiple award contracts across the government has reached a tipping point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is on a listening tour trying to figure out how to tame this unwieldy beast. In our special report, Contract Overload, Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller explores all sides of this complex issue. What is the cost to industry to continually bid on these contracts? How do these costs get passed to agencies? Why do agencies believe they need their own MACs instead of using contracts provided by the General Services Administration, or other government-wide acquisition contracts? And, what, if anything, can OFPP do to reel in the explosion in redundant contracts?

  • VA centralizes approach to training acquisition workers

    WFED’s Jason Miller reports.