Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), issued a memo addressed to chief acquisition officers (CAO) and senior procurement executives (SPE) last week requesting them to create definite roles and responsibilities for their positions, reports Jason Miller for http://www.federalnewsradio.com.
Agencies are given until January 15 to make the revisions. The revised policies should be meet statutory and regulatory requirements as well as priority areas.
The CAO Council will also conduct a meeting Dec. 13 in Washington in order to tackle improvements on government acquisition procedures.
Jordan’s memo emphasized that CAO and SPE roles must be fixed and clarified in order to avoid multiplicity of roles; such as one federal executive performing simultaneous positions like CAO, chief information officer, or chief financial officer.
Sticking to one responsibility will promote efficiency and productivity, Jordan said.
The Government Accountability Office issued a report last July citing that most agency CAOs do not prioritize or maintain acquisition management.