Procurement

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...
Navigating the transition from Networx to EIS

Navigating the transition from Networx to EIS

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, offers his perspective on the transition from Networx...
CSIS: As many as 17K companies have left the defense business

CSIS: As many as 17K companies have left the defense business

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses the health of the defense industrial base and the role acquisition...
IT Modernization Report emphasizes shared services

IT Modernization Report emphasizes shared services

Angela Styles, a partner at Bracewell LLP, discusses the White House’s new IT modernization plan and how it could impact...
GSA prepares for two major contract vehicle transitions

GSA prepares for two major contract vehicle transitions

Gary Wall, founder and CEO of Coastal Communications Consulting Group and former Networx program manager at the Department of Health...
GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security (and president of Green Light Acquisition), discusses the...
EXCLUSIVE: Agenda & priorities for GSA FAS leadership

EXCLUSIVE: Agenda & priorities for GSA FAS leadership

In an exclusive two-part interview at this year’s ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference, Francis sat down with Alan Thomas, commissioner and...
Acquisition’s role in the Army modernization effort

Acquisition’s role in the Army modernization effort

Heidi Shyu — chairman of the board at Roboteam and former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and...