Acquisition Reform

“Federal Acquisition is a People-and-Process Challenge”

February 20, 2017 Federal procurement reforms start by naming the right type of leaders, experts tell Trump Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, February 13, 2017 The next administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy —whomever that person ends … Continued

Paper Suggests Federal Procurement Process Reform

January 9, 2017 Clinton Campaign: We Would’ve Made Procurement Great Again Source: Bloomberg BNA, Sam Skolnik, December 28, 2016 Why would the Hillary Clinton campaign’s final procurement policy paper be of interest these days? In part because a couple of … Continued

New Acquisition Framework is Being Developed

October 21, 2016 Cutting through the Red Tape to Faster, Smarter Acquisition Source: GovTechWorks, Tobias Naegele, October 12, 2016 The fundamental mismatch between the speed of acquisition and the speed of government is an endless topic of conversation among government … Continued

DoD being asked to revisit cybersecurity rules

March 7, 2016 SBA’s advocacy office objects to impact of DoD’s cybersecurity rules on small businesses Source: The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, Chuck Schadl, March 2, 2016 A unit of the Small Business Administration (SBA) has filed objections to … Continued

DCMA Participating in Third Better Buying Power (BBP 3.0) Iteration

February 17, 2016 DCMA Head Wendy Masiello: Agency Seeks Increased Small Business GovCon Participation Source: GovConWire, Ross Wilkers, January 28, 2016 The Defense Contract Management Agency is working on ways to help small businesses increase their participation in the government contracting … Continued

Topics to Watch for in 2016

January 27, 2016 5 things contractors should care about in 2016 Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 18, 2016 Calendar 2016 is in full swing and the fiscal year is nearly a third of the way through, but it’s not … Continued

Hearings Held to Make Changes in Defense Management

January 7, 2016 Putting the Defense Industry at the Defense Table Source: Signal, M. Thomas Davis, December 23, 2015 Risk aversion is defeating attempts at effectiveness. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the chairman and ranking member of … Continued