The Office of Management and Budget released guidance on cyber acquisition. But a close look from the Professional Services Council yielded the judgment that it’s too little, too late and too flexible. Dave Wennergren, senior vice president of technology for the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the council’s assessment of the guidance.
Leidos wins a $4.3 billion contract for a new electronic health record from the Pentagon. The acquisition process started two years ago after three draft RFPs, and three potential bidders dropped out or were eliminated. Dave Wennergren is vice president of technology at the Professional Services Council and former assistant deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that this project is a very big deal.
Dave Wennergren, senior vice president, Technology Policy, at the Professional Services Council and Dave Chesebrough, president of the Association for Enterprise Information, join host John Gilroy to talk about the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. July 14, 2015
25 percent of the federal contracting workforce has less than five years of experience. And there are ten times more contracting employees over 50 years old than under 30. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president for technology at the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those splits between age and experience mean your agency’s not using innovative solutions you already have.
As Congress comes back next week, the Defense Department expects to make a huge push to end sequestration — or at least blunt its effects. Part of the case the Pentagon will make is that its “cost culture” strategy is making a difference in how it’s spending the money it does have. Dave Wennergren is Senior Vice President for Technology at the Professional Services Council, and former Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the Defense Department. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He said that cost culture will spread from the Pentagon to all across government.
The Professional Services Council is the latest group to weigh in after members of Congress sent out the call for contributions to next year’s likely round of acquisition reforms. PSC’s reply rests largely on the idea that the executive branch can fix most of the current problems on its own.
The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are trying to pay close attention to defense acquisition reform. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president of technology policy at the Professional Services Council and the Pentagon’s former chief information officer. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte Federal Practice and the Defense Department’s former deputy chief management officer. They joined on In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss acquisition reform.
The Professional Services Council has launched a new initiative to focus on technology policy. It’s picked a defense insider to lead it. Dave Wennergren served in the Defense Department until 2013 when he joined the contractor CACI. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the latest chapter in his career.
Appointment is a promotion for Dave Tillotson, who until now has served as the Air Force’s deputy chief management officer.
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