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  • Roger Waldron looks at the impact of OFPP Administrator Anne Rung’s memorandum for all Chief Acquisition Officers and Senior Procurement Executives on transforming federal procurement.

    December 04, 2015
  • The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a proposed rule asking for input on how to move the government away from using the proprietary standard or number for uniquely identifying entities receiving federal awards provided for decades by Dun & Bradstreet.

    November 19, 2015
  • OFPP Administrator Anne Rung released a memo telling agencies to accept others' earned value management system certifications.

    November 09, 2015
  • 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.

    November 06, 2015
  • The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards has named Anne Rung as the Public Service Partner of the Year.

    October 27, 2015
  • OFPP Administrator Anne Rung and Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, say category management now is a cross-agency priority goal with a focus on saving money and reducing contracts.

    October 14, 2015
  • Small business success for the federal government in the latest contracting numbers as the government as a whole hits its small business contracting goal. The government also hit some other goals in minority contracting. Joe Jordan is CEO of FedBid, and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that he likes what he sees in the latest numbers.

    July 22, 2015
  • Federal News Radio’s fourth annual survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives found training, recruitment and retaining acquisition workers continues to be their highest priority. But the survey found CAOs believe finding efficiencies in their contracts is becoming more important. Commerce's Barry Berkowitz said his agency’s spend analysis showed possible consolidation and reduction opportunities in $800 million in procurement spending.

    July 05, 2015
  • Federal News Radio’s fourth annual survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives found training, recruitment and retaining acquisition workers continues to be their highest priority. But the survey found CAOs believe finding efficiencies in their contracts is becoming more important. Commerce's Barry Berkowitz said his agency’s spend analysis showed possible consolidation and reduction opportunities in $800 million in procurement spending.

    July 05, 2015
  • Tony Scott, the federal CIO, and Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, are working together on a series of initiatives, including new policies around enterprise software contracts and common desktop configurations.

    June 22, 2015
  • It only took 15 years for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue guidance for agencies on how best to use reverse auctions. And when OFPP finally did on June 2, it was disappointing to say the least.

    June 15, 2015
  • Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, will issue a new policy in the coming months telling the largest 25 agencies to set up an innovative procurement organization similar to the HHS Buyers Club in the next year or two.

    June 08, 2015
  • The Obama administration is trying to clean up some of the clutter that's accumulated over the last 20 years as reforms have been made to acquisition policies and procedures. Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, says procurement reform went awry for several reasons. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about why Rung believes problems developed and what the administration is doing about it. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

    March 30, 2015
  • In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller examines the unintended consequences of 1990s procurement reform and how OFPP plans to address them. Plus, multiple congressmen crack down on duplication issues at the Department of Homeland Security. Also in this edition, what's behind the retirement of a long-time CIO at Education and a procurement executive at Veterans Affairs?

    March 30, 2015

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