The Defense Department has set up a daily call with associations representing its vendors to take stock of how the coronavirus is impacting its industrial base while the White House has activated a 1950 law to give agencies procurement priority.
Among the group of clemencies President Trump granted yesterday were a former federal procurement chief and a one-time owner of a federal contractor.
Procurement administrative lead time is a nice phrase for how bureaucratically long it takes from when the time an agency decides it might need to buy something, to when it awards a contract.
Dr. Michael Wooten, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said he is preparing the workforce for a future where robotics process automation and artificial intelligence take over the mundane tasks of acquisition.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a federally appointed panel finds the Federal Aviation Administration followed its own rules in certifying the troubled airplane.
OFPP and ACT-IAC partnered to collect and describe acquisition innovations as a way to reduce the friction of acquisition through a new Periodic Table of Acquisition Elements.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over 40 Senate Democrats express opposition to how the Environmental Protection Agency is handling its collective bargaining with the American Federation of Government Employees.
Michael Wooten, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said his priorities are centered around building on existing efforts like category management, upskilling the workforce, unlocking technology to create innovation and harnessing acquisition data to turn it into business intelligence.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs launched a new training program to help employees impacted by the agency’s ongoing electronic health record modernization.
This week, the FAR Council issued an interim rule implementing a piece of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, prohibits contracting for certain telecommunications and video surveillance services from some Chinese entities or affiliates — or those found to be connected to China.