Acquisition Reform

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

A Better Way to Purchase IT?

December 24, 2015 Tech industry offers six ways for feds to buy better IT Source: fedscoop, Greg Otto, December 10, 2015 Four tech business groups want to add new ways for the government to be flexible and collaborative when it … Continued

Results of Better Buying Power Policy

December 23, 2015 DoD says acquisition reforms working, won’t create new policy next year Listen to Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall discuss the Defense Department’s acquisition reforms. Source: Federal News Radio, Scott Maucione, December 2, 2015 A statistical analysis released … Continued

New Opportunities for Procurement Professionals

December 22, 2015 Going Beyond Jack of All Trades Source: Government Executive, Timothy W. Cooke, November 23, 2015 The White House-driven category management initiative offers important new opportunities for procurement professionals. For the first time, for example, they have a … Continued

Contracting May Soon Become a “People” Business

December1, 2015 The ‘P’ in Procurement Isn’t Just for Price, It’s for People Too Source: Government Executive, Staci L. Redmon, November 11, 2015 Is the federal government moving away from lowest price, technically acceptable procurements? Contractors that are in the … Continued

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the FAR

November 24, 2015 FAR; Unique Identification of Entities Receiving Federal Awards Source: Federal Register, November 18, 2015 DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to re-designate the terminology for unique identification of entities receiving … Continued

OMB signals shift in government purchasing strategies

OMB memo may forecast broader impact With government contracting, it’s always important to be alert to coming changes so that you can position yourself to be successful in the future.. Source: Federal Times, Aaron Boyd, October 21, 2015 The Office … Continued