Procurement

Agencies kick off new fiscal year with appropriated money

Agencies kick off new fiscal year with appropriated money

Government Matters talks with former Department of Labor CFO Jim Taylor and Former Office of Personnel Management CFO Clarence Crawford...
GAO report looks at SBA procurement scorecard

GAO report looks at SBA procurement scorecard

Bill Shear, Director of Financial Markets & Community Investment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses issues with the Small...
Agencies rush to spend as end of FY18 nears

Agencies rush to spend as end of FY18 nears

Frank Konkel, executive editor of Nextgov, discusses the huge amounts of money moving out of the federal government as the...
NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement role in acquisition

NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement role in acquisition

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement GWAC at NASA, details how the end-of-year spending rush impacts...
4th quarter spending rush by the numbers

4th quarter spending rush by the numbers

Daniel Snyder, deputy director of Government Contracts Research at Bloomberg Government, gives a data-based look at how the next five...
NITAAC readies for end of fiscal year

NITAAC readies for end of fiscal year

Bridget Gauer, Director of the NIH Information Technology Acquisition & Assessment Center, discusses what the end of the fiscal year...
Government agencies & contractors prepare for fiscal year end

Government agencies & contractors prepare for fiscal year end

On the contracting side of things, industry is also bracing for the Q4 spending rush. Government Matters assembled a panel...
The use of Other Transaction Authority

The use of Other Transaction Authority

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and senior adviser at the CSIS International Security...
The role of “bureaucracy hackers” in government

The role of “bureaucracy hackers” in government

Jonathan Mostowski, acquisition strategist & bureaucracy hacker at the U.S. Digital Service, discusses his role navigating the procurement process, and...
Use of Other Transaction Authority by agency acquisition shops

Use of Other Transaction Authority by agency acquisition shops

Alan Chvotkin, executive VP & counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses the challenges to Other Transaction Authority from the...
The changing skill set for acquisition professionals

The changing skill set for acquisition professionals

Bill Weinberg, former director of the Office at Acquisition Management at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and managing director of Federal...
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency undergoing acquisition overhaul

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency undergoing acquisition overhaul

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security and president of Green Light Acquisition, talks about...
GSA Administrator lays out vision for agency

GSA Administrator lays out vision for agency

In her first television interview, General Services Administration head Emily Murphy discusses her top priorities, meeting PMA goals and the...
House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

Nick Wakeman, editor of Washington Technology, discusses Congress threatening to cut JEDI funding unless the Pentagon can provide info on...
White House requests $15B spending cut from federal budget

White House requests $15B spending cut from federal budget

Politico Budget and Appropriations Reporter Sarah Ferris, and David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call, discuss the White House...
Acquisition innovation & federal agencies

Acquisition innovation & federal agencies

Melissa Jezior, CEO at Eagle Hill Consulting and Scott Caldwell, President of WB Dynamics, discuss acquisition innovation in the federal...
Congress includes Section 809 findings into acquisition reform bill

Congress includes Section 809 findings into acquisition reform bill

David Drabkin, chair of Section 809 Panel and Mike Madsen, executive director of Section 809 Panel, discuss the 2019 National...
GSA considers change to EIS program’s 2020 deadline

GSA considers change to EIS program’s 2020 deadline

Jim Williams, former acting administrator at the General Services Administration and partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses shared services,...
Potential of blockchain in government acquisition

Potential of blockchain in government acquisition

Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how blockchain can...
GSA & OMB finalize implementation plan for e-Commerce portal

GSA & OMB finalize implementation plan for e-Commerce portal

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner at the GSA Office of Strategy Management and Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive at the GSA...
Army priorities in capability and modernization

Army priorities in capability and modernization

Daniel Goure, senior vice president at the Lexington Institute, discusses the Army’s latest acquisition initiative, and how they could best...
DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

As the Other Transaction Authority grows in popularity at the Department of Defense, it is quickly becoming a new standard...
Agencies face time crunch for appropriations spending

Agencies face time crunch for appropriations spending

An unintended side effect of the short-term budget bill passed in early February is that government agencies have a shorter...