• Most agencies do not have an accurate inventory of how many devices they are paying for or how much those devices are being used. Officials estimate the government could save as much as $200 million a year by improving the management and optimization of contracts for wireless devices. The administration plans to revive the wireless communications strategic sourcing initiative.

    August 20, 2010
  • Few agencies know how many cell phones they are paying for. Federal News Radio\'s Jason Miller tells what\'s being done about it.

    August 19, 2010
  • The federal database of contractor integrity information is about to go public. Rob Burton, the former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

    August 09, 2010
  • OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

    July 08, 2010
  • WFED\'s Jason Miller reports.

    July 07, 2010
  • The most important Federal news stories of the week as selected by Larry Allen of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Federal News Radio\'s Tom Temin.

    July 02, 2010
  • Administrator Gordon says strategic sourcing is one way to ensure the government gets the lowest price and to consolidate existing contracts. Gordon also wants agencies to submit business cases for new multi-agency contracts, but doesn\'t commit to asking agencies to justify all types of multiple award contracts.

    July 01, 2010
  • WFED\'s Jason Miller reports.

    June 30, 2010
  • The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is recommending all agencies use only the definition of inherently governmental as defined in the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act, and create a test to determine whether other jobs should be done only by federal employees. OFPP\'s Dan Gordon has details.

    June 15, 2010
  • The Professional Services Council is concerned that agencies could misinterpreted the policy letter as a mandate to insource. PSC\'s Alan Chvotkin explains why.

    June 10, 2010
  • Daniel Gordon, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, joins host Larry Allen this week. Encore Presentation

    June 01, 2010
  • Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management shares ideas to implement OMB insourcing guidelines.

    May 25, 2010
  • Audit agency calls for business cases to justify new multiple award contracts, and a database listing all existing contracts. Sen. McCaskill plans to hold a second hearing on interagency contracting in June.

    May 25, 2010
  • The proliferation of multiple award contracts across the government has reached a tipping point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is on a listening tour trying to figure out how to tame this unwieldy beast. In our special report, Contract Overload, Federal News Radio\'s Jason Miller explores all sides of this complex issue. What is the cost to industry to continually bid on these contracts? How do these costs get passed to agencies? Why do agencies believe they need their own MACs instead of using contracts provided by the General Services Administration, or other government-wide acquisition contracts? And, what, if anything, can OFPP do to reel in the explosion in redundant contracts?

    May 20, 2010