Bill Woods

  • GAO: Pentagon must share information across acquisition workforce

    The Defense Department’s process for buying commercial items can take even longer than its traditional procurement system.

  • GAO’s Bill Woods: It’s necessary to make sure IDIQ contracts are competitive

    The Government Accountability Office’s director of contracting and national security acquisition issues said the market has evolved from mostly hardware to service contracts.

  • GAO: Providing insight & foresight for Congress

    Bill Woods, director with the Acquisition and Sourcing Management team at the US Government Accountability Office, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss GAO’s mission, structure and operations. January 26, 2016

  • Bill Woods: Asking questions to get more bang for your buck

    The Defense Department is working on new training and guidance to help its contracting officers decide whether potential contracts are worth the price. The Government Accountability Office sampled 32 commercial contracts. DOD contracting officials asked for cost, pricing and other information to help them determine if contracts were reasonably priced for 12 of them. Bill Woods is director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO. He said it’s too early to say whether the Pentagon’s training and guidance is working, but he tells In Depth with Francis Rose that contracting officers DO have some challenges.

  • Bill Woods: Driving hard bargains is easier than you think

    Federal contracting officers don’t bargain hard enough, and aren’t getting the best deals for the government. That’s according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. And government buyers often don’t seen enough competitive bids for products or services, even though it’s generally required by law and regulation. Bill Woods is the Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

  • Bill Woods, Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues Director, GAO

    Huge holes in past performance history make decision making at agencies more difficult. For example, the General Services Administration is

  • Bill Woods, Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues Director, GAO

    It’s been a while since the problems surrounding HealthCare.gov were front page news. But a new examination of the site’s troubled launch by the Government Accountability Office makes very clear that the IT acquisition problems that existed in the program over the past few years are not a thing of the past, and users could run into trouble once again during the next open enrollment period. Bill Woods is Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the GAO. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he shared some conclusions from their examination of the acquisition challenges at CMS.

  • In Depth Show Blog – December 2, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • GSA close to releasing final RFP for OASIS

    The General Services Administration plans to award the $60 billion multiple award contract for complex professional services by October. Concerns again arise over whether there are too many multiple award contracts.

  • In Depth Show Blog – July 8, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.