Acquisition

Agencies to pay more toward contractor exec salaries

Obama administration fails in its effort to reduce contractor executive compensation in contracts.

Acquisition

OFPP and the dangers of politicizing procurement

Experts say the next OFPP administrator must not bring campaign rhetoric to the job.

People

Will senators pay attention to OFPP nominee?

Joe Jordan is poised to step into Dan Gordon's role as leader of the OFPP, but it could be too close to election time for the Senate to act.

People

Obama picks Dan Gordon's successor

Joseph Jordan tapped to become OFPP administrator.

Acquisition

New rule corrects contracting misunderstandings

New rules address time-and-materials contracts, require publication of contractors' work histories and attack abuses of interagency contracts.

Acquisition

Gordon optimistic GAO will remove interagency contracting from high-risk list

Gordon has met with GAO to talk about how OMB has addressed the issues that put interagency contracting onto the high-risk list in the first place.

Workforce

'Shared First:' Progress made, more work needed, Gordon says

The procurement community had its ways to share the workload, but few used them, says outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon.

Acquisition

Acquisition official: 'Don't chill the dialogue' with industry

Contracting officers have cover from acquisition policies and rules to open the lines of communication.

SBA's Joe Jordan heads to OMB as special assistant

Top official's departure spins off new procurement role at OMB.

Acquisition

GAO challenges administration on contract savings

The Office of Management and Budget's estimated savings on contracting may be overstated, GAO says.

Workforce

OMB orders cut in management services contracts

OMB has a goal of reducing spending on management support service contracts by 15 percent by the end of fiscal 2012.

Workforce

OFPP, SBA team up on procurement data

The two agencies are aligning reporting efforts in order to provide more accurate data.

Acquisition

Next OFPP chief's priorities: Building, buying, rebalancing

Government buying needs the expertise of acquisition workers, official says.

Acquisition

How much discretion in punishing contractors should agencies have?

Some lawmakers want to make suspension or debarment of misbehaving contractors mandatory, but the outgoing OFPP head disagrees with the strategy.

Acquisition

OMB: Agencies must crack down on contractors

Agencies have not used suspension and debarment authorities effectively, Lew says

Acquisition

Senate clamps down on contractors in sensitive jobs

An appropriations bill would require contracts to leave contractors out of work closely tied to inherently governmental functions.

Workforce

Get ready for a leadership vacuum

2012 likely to be the year of leadership changes as the presidential election nears.

Acquisition

Kempf: OFPP's legacy is collaboration

Gordon got agency officials to use existing contracts across government, while also sharing their resources, services and contracts.

People

Short tenures at OFPP hurt acquisition initiatives, experts say

Dan Gordon, soon to leave the agency, set the bar high for the next appointee

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