Home / Acquisition & Procurement (page 50)

Acquisition & Procurement

OFPP Memo Mandates Agencies Use Central Acquisition Workforce Training Info Repository

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has directed civilian agencies to use a central repository maintained by the Federal Acquisition Institute that contains training and certification info on acquisition workers. Increased use of the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System is intended to give both the FAI and OFPP a government-wide view …

Read More »

NIST Wants to Assess IT Supply Chain Component Origin Risks

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has added the source of information technology components to its draft guidance as part of efforts to address supply chain risks, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes “Supply Chain Risk Management: Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations” is meant to require suppliers, integrators …

Read More »

Michael Hutchison: Army Contracting Workforce Could Take Step Back Under Sequester

A lead U.S. Army contracting official said Wednesday the branch’s officials are increasingly worried about retaining its contracting workforce due to the possibility of more furloughs under sequestration, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Jim McElhatton writes the Army’s contracting officers have faced three years of pay freezes, furloughs during this fiscal …

Read More »