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Full Senate Approves Joseph Jordan To Head OFPP

The full U.S. Senate approved the White House’s nomination of Joseph Jordan to serve as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement policy, the Federal Times reports. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee previously approved Jordan’s nomination to replace Dan Gordon on May 17. Jordan currently serves as senior adviser on procurement issues …

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Senate Panel OKs Joseph Jordan To Head OFPP

In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved President Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, GovExec reports. Joseph Jordan, currently an adviser in the Office of Management and Budget, was nominated in February to succeed Dan Gordon, who took …

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Contractor Pay Cap Going Up 10%

The U.S. government could pay individual top private contractor executives as much as $763,029 despite efforts to reform private sector pay caps, the Washington Post reports. In April, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy raised the federal cap on reimbursement to contracting executives 10 percent from $693,951. Moira Mack, an Office …

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OFPP Continuing To Dispel Myths On Industry-Vendor Communication; Lesley Field Comments

Agencies and service vendors are falling victim to multiple myths within the government contracting acquisition process, according to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. OFPP previously issued a memo in February 2011 to dispel certain myths associated with federal procurement and communication, Federal News Radio reports. On Monday, OFPP issued …

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Navy Officials: Northrop CANES Network 44% Less Expensive; DJ LeGoff Comments

The Navy’s approach to purchasing commercial-off-the-shelf technology for shipboard networks has cost 44 percent less than the branch had estimated, Federal News Radio reports. Naval officials told attendees of an AFCEA Northern Virginia event the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program is not as costly as the Defense Department …

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