Joe Jordan

  • 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. January 29, 2013

  • Agencies must better define roles of acquisition leaders

    OFPP gives agencies until Jan. 15 to update the responsibilities of their chief acquisition officer and senior procurement executive.

  • Acquisition executives figuring out how to deal with budget woes

    A Federal News Radio exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives showed most are not preparing for budget cuts or sequestration. These acquisition executives also say they are protecting money for training acquisition workers. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said his office is helping agencies make better decisions about how and where to spend money.

  • Agencies could be liable for certain costs under sequestration

    Agencies will be liable for many of the costs coming from the termination of contracts, including legal fees and employee compensation costs, if sequestration happens Jan. 2, 2013 and if vendors do not issue layoff notices this fall.

  • Small business contracting goal remains elusive

    The Obama administration has pushed agencies to increase contracting opportunities with small business, most notably creating a governmentwide task force to share best practices. Yet the federal government on a whole has continued to miss its 23 percent small business contracting goal. Federal News Radio examines this issue as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

  • Agencies cracking down on troubled vendors

    The Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) issued its annual report to Congress showing that the use of suspension and debarment increased substantially in 2011 over 2009 and 2010.

  • OFPP keeping a close eye on struggling acquisition system consolidation

    GSA’s System for Award Management is finding its footing after a rough start. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said he’s watching the systems’ progress carefully.

  • OMB to expand vendor offices after initial successful tests

    The Veterans Affairs Department said it saved $40 million by using this centralized approach to managing contractors. vendor management organizations also help agencies buy more strategically. OFPP plans to expand strategic sourcing and sets a $2 billion savings goal by 2015.

  • GSA readying phase 2 of print management strategic sourcing BPA

    The agency released a request for information last month detailing copier and print managed services requirements. GSA awarded a strategic sourcing contract to 11 vendors in September for basic print management services under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.

  • Agencies given how-to guide for modular, agile IT contracting

    Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan released the guidance that highlights possible risks or challenges, and offers checklists, templates and other tools to make the move to this smaller, more outcome based approach easier for agencies.