Tim Cooke and Anne Laurent detail how the Air Force is finding success in using business innovations to become better buyers.
The General Services Administration wants to help vendors improve the quality of their future bid submissions through its new initiative, called INFORM.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council is trying again to promote communication between acquisition workers and vendors as early as possible in the contracting process.
Bob Welch served as the senior procurement executive for the departments of Commerce and Treasury during his 30-year federal career.
Let’s face it. People’s eyes glaze over if you tell them you’re in federal procurement. It’s all a boring mass of rules, regulations and bureaucracy. Right? For the upcoming generation of federal procurement people and the companies they deal with, it’s pedal to the metal when it comes to acquisition. Case in point: Frank McNally, content developer at ASI government. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT-IAC acquisition excellence conference in Washington to explain.
Today’s FEDtalk will feature a roundtable discussion of one of this year’s hottest topics – acquisition reform. January 9, 2015
The first problem with IT procurement reform is that nobody has a clear idea of what it should look like. But a movement called Acquisition of the Future is trying to frame that vision of the future. That’s according to Kymm McCabe — she’s CEO of ASI Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a quote from Alice in Wonderland she thinks perfectly sums up the challenges facing IT procurement reform.
Some federal IT leaders cite the Federal Acquisition Regulations as the biggest obstacle to getting innovative technology deployed at their agencies. That concept was just one covered at the “Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change: Why Government Will (or Won’t) Fix Procurement” panel at NextGov Prime 2014 Monday. Federal News Radio’s Francis Rose moderated the discussion with Frank McNally, content developer at ASI Government; Joe Jordan, president of public sector at FedBid and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Kaitlin Devine, innovation specialist at the General Services Administration; and Shawn Kingsberry, chief information officer at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. To start the panel off, Joe Jordan tells Francis whether that perception of FAR as obstacle is fair.
Acquisition reforms are under way at agencies across government. But those efforts may be a waste of time unless stakeholders
With fewer government contracts coming down the pipeline, small and mid-sized contractors are feeling the pinch of sequestration. Should they diversify, cut staff or sit tight and hope that big contract is just around the corner? Federal News Radio examines these issues in part 6 of our special report, Private Side of Sequestration.