Jennie Main, the CMS chief operating officer, and Rajiv Uppal, the CMS CIO, in separate panels detailed how the agency is retraining employees and focusing more on collaboration and customer needs.
Kraig Conrad, the CEO of the National Contract Management Association, said acquisition and contracting officers must take advantage of automation to be more agile and faster.
Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt, the deputy assistant secretary for contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, said 80% of companies who won contracts at Pitch Days were non-traditional contractors.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a temporary outage of Regulations.gov has some agencies allowing more time for comments on certain proposed rules.
For those who wish to learn anything about federal acquisition and contracting, a good place to start is the National Contract Management Association.
The Trump administration’s 2-in, 1-out regulations initiative stymied the advancement of new acquisition rules.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
Michael Fischetti, executive director of NCMA, makes the case that agencies and industry are equally suffering because of changes to the federal market.
A new portal launches this week on the General Services Administration’s Acquisition Gateway to help advise contracting people.
A new Office of Federal Procurement Policy memo and proposed rule by the FAR Council are part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to change the way agencies buy products and services.