Procurement

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...
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...
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...
MGT Act poised to change the way government buys IT

MGT Act poised to change the way government buys IT

Katell Thielemann, director of research at Gartner, discusses how working capital funds outlined in the Modernizing Government Technology Act could...
NASA SEWP seeks standard definition for authorized resellers

NASA SEWP seeks standard definition for authorized resellers

Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), discusses her office’s new tool — the Established Authorized...
Top government procurement positions still vacant

Top government procurement positions still vacant

Sam Skolnik, senior reporter for Bloomberg BNA, discusses growing concern among industry leaders over vacant procurement positions in the Trump...
Mapping an approach to cyber procurement

Mapping an approach to cyber procurement

Chris Cummiskey, CEO of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions and former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed cyber procurement...
GAO report on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund

GAO report on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund

According to the Government Accountability Office, a pot of money delivered by Congress to the Department of Defense — to...
Impact of Trump administration on industry

Impact of Trump administration on industry

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at Department of Homeland Security and president of Green Light Acquisition, discusses how the...
Government Matters (Full Show) – January 15, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – January 15, 2017

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed new procurement efforts at DHS, agile acquisition, the...
Procurement Principles at VA

Procurement Principles at VA

The Government Accountability Office, the inspector general, Congress, and agency leadership made procurement reform a top priority after cost explosions...
‘Strategic pause’ for HHS Buyers Club

‘Strategic pause’ for HHS Buyers Club

Mark Naggar, Buyers Club project manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a “strategic pause” for the...
Evolving role of contract managers

Evolving role of contract managers

Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, discusses the changing role of contract managers.
GAO: VA procurement policies are outdated

GAO: VA procurement policies are outdated

Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, discussed her study of the maze of...
Contractors deal with fiscal year deadline

Contractors deal with fiscal year deadline

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses how contractors are dealing with the end of the fiscal year...
Challenges for the acquisition workforce

Challenges for the acquisition workforce

Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton Public Sector, detailed some of the toughest challenges facing acquisition professional in government.
Agencies’ approach to the spike in bid protests

Agencies’ approach to the spike in bid protests

Robert Burton, a partner with Crowell & Moring’s government contracts group and former acting administrator of federal procurement policy, discussed...
Things to watch for in the Alliant 3 RFPs

Things to watch for in the Alliant 3 RFPs

Aisha Mian, managing consultant for the government contract services group at Aronson, offered insight on what contractors should watch for...
What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern discussed the impact of poorly written documents on the federal procurement process.
The art of the (government contracting) deal

The art of the (government contracting) deal

It’s a question government contractors ask all the time: How can we plan for our next big meeting and position...
Companies prepare for end of fiscal year

Companies prepare for end of fiscal year

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed the end-of-year rush for federal contractors and...