Innovation and automation in the world of federal contracting

The National Association of Contract Management (NCMA) has recently released a white paper titled, “Preparing for the Future of Contracting,” that…

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IT acquisition reform bill gets consensus, inches closer to passage

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Mike Fischetti, Executive Director, NCMA

It’s Day Two of our special report The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform. Today’s focus: reforming the system. What improvements can be made to acquisition…

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Are tight budgets straining trust between agencies, industry?

Are federal budget and staffing shortfalls — particularly among the federal government’s acquisition workforce — fueling a climate of mistrust between…

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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.

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