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Obama Nominates DPAP Director Ginman to Chair Govt Spending Transparency Panel

President Obama has nominated Richard Ginman, the Defense Department‘s procurement and acquisition policy director, to head a panel that will promote transparency in government spending. Federal Times reports the Government Accountability and Transparency board is an 11-member panel consisting of agency inspectors, chief financial officers and other senior officials. If …

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OFPP Admin Joe Jordan Highlights Communication, Acquisition Workforce As Priorities

Joe Jordan, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, recently shared three of his top contracting priorities during a breakfast with the contracting community last Thursday, GovExec reports. Buying smarter, building relationships with government suppliers and strengthening the acquisition workforce were his principal focuses, Charles S. Clark reported. Jordan …

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GSA Cutting Typewriter, Trophy Contracts

The General Services Administration is taking a new step in modifying its multiple award schedules by eliminating 8,000 contracts, the agency announced Thursday. GSA will no longer award contracts typewriters, photographic equipment, trophies and commemorative or promotional items. Each of those contracts costs $3,000 per year to administer and GSA …

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