The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.
Shay Assad, the Defense Department\'s director of defense pricing, and Dick Ginman, the Pentagon\'s director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, join host Roger Waldron to talk about their new roles. June 7, 2011 - (Encore presentation June 21, 2011)
Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.
The Defense Department is looking to standardize the procedures its components use in source selection under competitive acquisitions. New DoDwide procedures issued this month will take effect in July.
Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.
A possible price crunch coming to the Federal contracting world is raising eyebrows in the vendor community.