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  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he thinks negotiators from the House Armed Services Committee and his committee will wrap up their discussions within the next week or so. Language on defense procurement in both bills is part of the negotiation going on right now between the two committees. Jon Etherton, principal of Etherton & Associates, explains the similarities and differences in the two bills on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    July 01, 2015
  • Etherton and Associates President Jon Etherton and Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP, join host Roger Waldron to talk about a growing movement on Capitol Hill for acquisition reform, and lessons learned from previous reform efforts. June 2, 2015

    June 02, 2015
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, will discuss a new report that looks at how to fix the defense acquisition system. December 9, 2014

    December 09, 2014
  • It's Day Two of our special report The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform. Today's focus is reforming the system. What improvements can be made to acquisition training and workforce? Does Congress have the knowledge it needs to suggest improvements? What is the state of governmentwide acquisition vehicles, shared services, and bid and award protests? Jon Etherton is president of Etherton and Associates. He worked on several major pieces of acquisition reform in the 1990s when he was a Congressional staffer. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Jon says there is one major difference between reform then and reform now.

    October 15, 2014
  • The success of defense acquisition will always depend on the capability of a limited number of people inside and outside government whose resources of time and attention are finite. Increased skill, relevant experiences, and cultural adjustment of the workforce will occur only gradually and only with adequate funding and congressional oversight, says contracting expert Jonathan Etherton.

    October 15, 2014
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill. August 12, 2014

    August 12, 2014
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill. July 15, 2014

    July 15, 2014
  • Better Buying Power 3.0 is coming soon from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. But sustained, measurable defense acquisition reform will require more stakeholders than just OSD. Jon Etherton, principal of Etherton and Associates, senior fellow of the National Defense Industrial Association and a longtime veteran of the defense acquisition field, ttestified at this week's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about defense acquisition reform. He told In Depth with Francis Rose his main message for the committee was why reform can work this time around.

    May 02, 2014
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will discuss whether Congress will pass acquisition reform this year. February 25, 2014

    February 25, 2014
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors. December 3, 2013

    December 03, 2013
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors. July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)

    July 09, 2013
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors. July 2, 2013

    July 02, 2013
  • Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

    April 19, 2013
  • Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc. will discuss how contracting is being affected by sequestration. He also will talk about this year's big procurement issues, and whether the current procurement system is working. March 19, 2013

    March 19, 2013

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