Mythbusters

  • RFIs are futile and other challenges with government, industry communications

    Carlos Otal, the managing partner for Grant Thornton’s public sector, discusses in Federal News Radio’s new show, Views from the Corner Office, that there is less fear of new or emerging technologies.

  • A look back: Ten years of Amtower Off Center

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on the first show of his eleventh season to discuss GSA schedules, the demise of FOSE, and a look back at MythBusters. February 6, 2017

  • The state of government-industry communications

    Mike Pullen, director of Strategic Operations at CGI, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the current state of communication between government and industry. January 10, 2017

  • Breaking the ‘institutional density’ of industry, government communications

    The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council is trying again to promote communication between acquisition workers and vendors as early as possible in the contracting process.

  • The top procurement stories of 2015

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, will give us his thoughts on the year in government procurement, and provide an update on the recent NASA SEWP training conference. January 5, 2016

  • Anne Rung: Mythbusters follow up seen as bridge to industry

    A new round of communication between industry and government is coming from the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration. It’s a follow-on to the Mythbusters campaign that began in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy several years ago. Anne Rung is administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and winner of this year’s Gov Con Award for Public Sector Partner of the Year. She told In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest efforts to connect with industry.

  • Acquisition quiz: True or False?

    If you keep hearing the same thing over and over, is it true? Take certain federal procurement axioms: virtually every procurement nowadays is protested, contracting officers are not allowed to talk to potential bidders, there are too many contracting vehicles out there. Federal News Radio set out to explore these refrains, with the help of two procurement experts.

  • Agency CAOs fear budget woes put workforce at risk

    Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall. Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses Federal News Radio’s exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • 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.

  • Despite Mythbusters, poor communication still plagues industry-government relationship

    Recognizing longstanding challenges in communication between government and industry, the Obama administration rolled out its Mythbusters initiative to dispel misconceptions around agency-vendor communication. But the guidance has had only limited success. Federal News Radio speaks Steven Grundman, the Lund Fellow for emerging defense challenges at the Atlantic Council, as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years