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 Acquisition Blog

  1. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    Acquisition of the future: A realistic today for a better tomorrow

    Can we imagine a technological future in acquisition overcoming today's impediments while simultaneously providing great solutions?

    • Nov. 26, 2014
  2. Jennifer Sakole is the principal analyst for Federal Information Solutions at Deltek. Her experience spans 20 years in the federal market in various roles including proposal writer, pricing analyst, marketing manager and account manager. She has been with INPUT and Deltek for over a decade.

    SEWP IV tops list for service-disabled veterans

    A look at the GWACs and other contracts that are doing the most for SDVOBs.

    • Nov. 25, 2014
  3. Marc Marlin is a director at the technology solutions and aerospace/defense investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co. Courtesy / DC Photographer - Mark Finkensta

    Large companies with big appetites for M&A

    Public companies looking for acquisition targets are thirsty for deals that move the needle financially.

    • Nov. 18, 2014
  4. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    In defense of the FAR

    Proposals to change the primary contracting regulation in an effort to improve procurement are misplaced.

    • Nov. 11, 2014
  5. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    A noble contracting program many never heard of

    AbilityOne provides opportunities for the disabled while fulfilling government needs.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  6. Marc Marlin is a director at the technology solutions and aerospace/defense investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co. Courtesy / DC Photographer - Mark Finkensta

    Takeaways from the T4NG Industry Day

    On October 6, the Department of Veterans Affairs held its industry day for the next generation of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4NG) contract for the procurement of IT systems, health IT, and telecommunications hardware and software to

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  7. Nitin Pradhan is the former CIO of the US Department of Transportation. He is now Managing Partner of GOVonomy and CEO of Public Private Innovations. Courtesy Photo

    A fresh approach to IDIQs, BPAs, and GWACs

    A few changes could make multiple-award contracts work much better.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  8. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    A contracting system based on trust

    Ethical behavior depends on an inner compass more than laws.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  9. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    The small-business conundrum

    Why are contracting goals so hard to meet?

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  10. Alex Rossino is principal research analyst at Deltek. Courtesy Photo

    Who's using Encore II?

    A spending analysis helps follow the money.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  11. Jennifer Sakole is the principal analyst for Federal Information Solutions at Deltek. Her experience spans 20 years in the federal market in various roles including proposal writer, pricing analyst, marketing manager and account manager. She has been with INPUT and Deltek for over a decade.

    Who will use OASIS?

    Only the Air Force has publicly committed to OASIS so far.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  12. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    Thinking skills: The contracting imperative

    Today's procurement professionals must be able to quickly grasp problems, then solve them.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  13. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    Why competition is hard to improve

    Despite the clear beneifts of competition, it appears to be difficult to consistently maintain.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  14. Liz DelNegro is Associate CIO of Acquisition IT systems at GSA. GSA

    GSA improves acquisition with technology

    Editor's Note: This blog post was first published at GSA.gov. When you hear the words 'easy' and 'assist,' federal purchasing and technology do not immediately come to mind, but we are working hard to change that perception.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  15. Nitin Pradhan is the former CIO of the US Department of Transportation. He is now Managing Partner of GOVonomy and CEO of Public Private Innovations. Courtesy Photo

    5 technologies for your year-end spending

    Services are dificult to procure quickly, but products may be the perfect solution for leftover funds.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  16. Jordon Sims is director of organization relations and programs for the Project Management Institute. He formerly served as an active-duty submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, and he has held numerous positions within the Pentagon, Capitol Hill (appropriations), and Energy Department.

    Strengthening the workforce: DoD acquisition, requirements and results

    Top Pentagon officials have made improvements. Developing a cohesive culture should be the next goal.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  17. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    The complications of cost and pricing

    Verifying pricing data can be costly for bidders.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  18. GSA increases contract duplication one solicitation at a time

    New contracts seem to mirror existing Schedules.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  19. Lesley Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the White House Office of Management and Budget. File

    Case studies in innovative contracting

    New White House document highlights ways agencies get more innovation for their taxpayer dollars.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
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