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Contractors should communicate with agencies about continuing resolution, advises former acquisition leader

The White House proposes supplemental funding in the billions to prepare for a likely continuing resolution (CR), which would affect federal acquisition and contractors for fiscal 2022. Greg Giddens, partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting and former Department of Veterans Affairs chief acquisition officer, said contractors should start a dialogue with their government counterparts about how […]


FEMA requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 tests for first responders

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake and a tropical storm in Haiti leave thousands of residents seeking aid. This disaster comes in the middle of hurricane season, on top of the ongoing pandemic, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Dave Grant, former acting deputy administrator at FEMA, now partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, said the organization has […]


Strong design essential for new VA facilities, says former Department of Veterans Affairs official

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may change its model for building care centers. The White House budget request lists billions of dollars for modernizing and building new centers. Greg Giddens, former chief acquisition officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, now partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, said it is important for the VA to […]


Greg Giddens suggests mandatory training for functional collaboration

The huge procurement blizzard coming could force changes in the way agencies buy. A movement exists to drive functional collaboration in acquisition. Greg Giddens, former Chief Acquisition Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said functional collaboration in acquisition involves bringing together key players, including mission owners, procurement, logistics, legal, budget and others, to work […]


IT modernization at the Social Security Administration

Greg Giddens, Partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses the IT strategy proposal he worked on that takes into account all four major areas of operation of an agency


Acquisition and the presidential transition

Greg Giddens, Partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses how agencies can keep major acquisitions on track during a presidential transition


Extended telework and the acquisition workforce

Greg Giddens, Partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, talks about the effect of the remote work environment on the acquisition workforce, outcome measurement and onboarding

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