Michael Fischetti

  • OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

    A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

  • The impact of LPTA

    Market Connections CEO Lisa Dezzutti and Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Manager’s Association will discuss some of the big issues affecting contractors including lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA). November 25, 2013

  • Agencies delaying more RFPs, industry days as shutdown persists

    Govini, a market analysis and research firm, found agencies amended slightly more acquisitions this year as compared to last year — 2.6 percent compared to 2 percent. But the average delay in 2013 compared to 2012 was 11 days longer — 15 days compared to four days.

  • Small businesses carrying weight of shutdown on their payrolls

    Many small and large businesses are turning to cash reserves to pay bills, including employee salaries, as the government stops processing invoices. There could be a silver lining for some, as the government may be liable for the cost of a shutdown-related stop work order under specific types of contracts.

  • Small business can be big player in health IT

    Michael Fischetti, director of Acquisition Management and Support at TRICARE Management Activity, discusses how small business fits into his agency’s health IT mission.

  • TRICARE is more than healthcare

    DOD’s Tricare Management Activity is not only one of the world’s biggest health care providers. It is also a big acquisition organization. We learn more from TMA’s Michael Fischetti.