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 Acquisition Blog

  1. Davie

    Fireworks, festivities and the Connections II dashboard launch

    GSA celebrates with contract analysis tool.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  2. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    What's next for acquisition?

    Adotping common standards could make a difference

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  3. Mary Davie is assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services in the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service.

    Cloud's next step on Schedule 70

    GSA seeks to make cloud 'easy to find, easy to buy'

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  4. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    The right skill sets for contracting

    Much has been written on what is generally necessary to improve today's contracting system, but what are the skill sets required individually to provide for future success?

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  5. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    The future of contracting

    How can government leverage new methods of communication and technology?

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  6. 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.

    It's never too early to start preparing: Alliant II

    Alliant is in effect until 2019, but the successor contract is on the way.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  7. Mary Davie is assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services in the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service.

    Alliant at 5: It keeps getting better

    Usage, savings and efficiency of services-oriented GWAC continue to improve.

    • Jun. 3, 2014
  8. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    Contracting facts and fictions

    A look at statisics deflates some common misconceptions.

    • Jun. 3, 2014
  9. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    To improve the contracting workforce, improve training

    Sheer numbers are less important than expertise.

    • May. 30, 2014
  10. 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.

    Turning 'agile' from a buzzword to a boon takes hard work

    'Agile' is the prevalent theme in government project management as of late. By definition, the concept of agility refers to an ability to be nimble, move quickly or easily, or to think, come to conclusions, and react swiftly.

    • May. 30, 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. File

    How federal law enforcement buys IT

    Task-order contracts are becoming increasingly important.

    • May. 22, 2014
  12. Former GSA official Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, a director on the Procurement Round Table; host of the WFED radio show 'Off the Shelf,' and the leading contributor to the 'FAR and Beyond' blog.

    The multiple award double-standard, part II

    April's blog focused on the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy's (DPAP's) double standard regarding the treatment of orders under the GSA Schedules program versus other multiple award contracts.

    • May. 16, 2014
  13. Scott Quehl leads Accenture Federal Services Strategic Government Efficiency offering. He formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Mobilizing industry to focus on performance

    Since the 1990s, administrations of both parties have promoted acquisition practices emphasizing contractor performance. Today, federal agencies can encourage contractors to put a share of their fees at risk, focusing on results instead of inputs.

    • May. 13, 2014
  14. Fischetti Jenifer Morris

    Federal contracting's bright side

    The truth behind the dropoff in contracting spending will surprise you.

    • May. 8, 2014
  15. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. File

    Separating fact from hype in today's contracting environment

    It's easy to get caught up trying to solve problems before understanding them.

    • Apr. 30, 2014
  16. Jordon Sims is director of organization relations and programs for the Project Management Institute (PMI)  www.pmi.org. He leads the PMI global government and corporate relations team, along with the PMI Global Executive Council. 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. File

    Why procurement reform is still needed

    Congress should pass FITARA.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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