Joe Jordan

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Communication breakdown over FITARA? Lawmaker wants answers from DHS

    News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

  • OFPP kicks the strategic-sourcing door wide open

    Administrator Joe Jordan said he views the possibilities as everything from new contracts to take advantage of volume discounts to standardizing terms and conditions to save on administrative costs. GSA FAS is reorganizing around 14 strategic sourcing areas.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: A deeper focus on strategic sourcing, boosting acquisition and cyber workforces

    News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — March 21, 2013

    Dave Cuthbertson, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, talks about a new crime-solving tool that could be as big of a breakthrough as DNA analysis. Also, the Federal Drive attended the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C. Co-host Tom Temin interviewed Joe Jordan, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Solutions; and Rory Schultz, deputy chief information officer at USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

  • Acquisition Excellence Conference 2013

    Federal News Radio interviews conference speakers and organizers about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference.

  • Q & A with OMB’s Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan, administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of procurement issues. March 12, 2013

  • OFPP tells agencies to get serious about tracking contractor performance

    Agencies must meet annual goals between 2013 and 2015 to enter data into the Past Performance Information Retrieval System. Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said inputting and referring to vendor performance information can reduce risks for agencies.

  • DHS, DoD among agencies making slow, steady progress to get off High Risk list

    GAO adds two new areas to the list, NOAA’s satellite programs and the federal government’s financial risk because of climate change. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said nearly every initiative on the list made progress in fixing their problems over the last two years.

  • OMB lays out 11 goals to give Section 508 some punch

    Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan issued a memo detailing a new strategic plan after a recent Justice Department compliance survey found mixed results. This is the fourth memo since 2005 from the Office of Management and Budget trying to get agencies to meet the law’s requirements. David Capozzi, executive director of the Access Board, said new 508 regulations could be to OMB for approval this spring.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Jan. 31, 2013

    Mort Rosenberg of the Constitution Project details the implications of a recent court ruling on recess appointments by the Obama administration. Cameron Leuthy of Bloomberg Government talks about nine civilian agency programs that look particularly ripe for a little carving. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan discusses data collection. Al Banghart of Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses why federal agencies and Congress are concerned about the supply chain.