The General Services Administration, the federal agency tasked with managing government buildings and properties, announced Thursday it has named Office of Federal Procurement Policy analyst Mindy Connolly GSA’s new chief procurement officer. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson announced the new hire in a Thursday staff memo, Government Executive reports. Connolly, a …Read More »
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The head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy said at a forum last week strengthening the acquisition workforce is the No. 1 priority in federal procurement. Dan Gordon, administrator of OFPP, said while the feds have put stock in their campaign to increase communication between federal contracting officials and …Read More »
Mary Davie’s resume states she is the General Services Administration’s assistant commissioner for Integrated Technology Services. But, she could also be called a couples’ counselor, of sorts. One of the main bullet points to come out of the government’s plans for reforming IT management and acquisition was improving communication between …Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will launch a new collaborative website to help agencies looking to bolster their acquisition workforces. The website and a host of other assessment tools are aimed at bolstering the shortage of qualified contracting officers, Federal News Radio reported. …Read More »
“Mythbusting” is no longer just for the Discovery Channel. As part of the administration’s efforts to reform federal IT acquisition, the White House promised agency contract authorities and the private companies they do business with would communicate more frequently. But the first step in that process is dispelling some of …Read More »
For the first time in 13 years, the amount of money the federal government spends on contracts declined, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients said in a phone press conference this week. For fiscal year 2010, the government spent $535 billion on contracted goods and services, down …Read More »