Procurement


Dan Chenok

OMB's effort to dispel bad information takes a new step

Agencies that adopt the OMB policy will foster greater collaboration with industry by linking program officials with private-sector experts to solve problems, writes columnist Dan Chenok.

4 challenges accompanying modular development

When developing a project in smaller bits, agencies create certain challenges that integrated project teams need to think about in the earliest stages.

Defense bill dilutes agencies' business judgment, experts say

The government has invested money in training and rebuilding an acquisition workforce that has strong business prowess, but proposed rules could hinder the employees' business decisions.

8 ways to align acquisition to IT's pace

OMB offered checklist of recommendations for agencies to align their acquisition practices to modular contracting for IT.

Federal IT forecast: Brace for impact

Sequestration and other hurdles pose challenges for federal IT, but it's not all bad news.

Senators back off call for automatic contractor suspensions

Proposals to require agencies to automatically suspend companies accused of wrongdoing have been softened in latest version of a bill.

GSA job security could increase with schedules revisions

Terminating contracts might seem like a job killer, but some experts predict the opposite effect.

Déjà vu all over again

Although the concerns have morphed a bit, the government is still struggling to address the challenges FCW highlighted in our first issues back in 1987.

Is GSA stuck with proprietary numbering system?

Dun & Bradstreet provides unique identifiers used to designate businesses in contract coding, and GSA would like more freedom than it now has.

Think small business when buying small things

Administration puts more emphasis on increasing contracts with small businesses.

Could penalties for frivolous protests protect agencies?

Companies that develop a habit of filing protests without merit should pay for it, expert recommends.

Tom Davis

Tom Davis: A reformer on the Hill

Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) focused Congress' attention on acquisition reforms.