Tag Archives: OFPP

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 …

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Joe Jordan: OFPP Receives Strategic Sourcing Ideas

Joe Jordan, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said Wednesday the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council wants to include more commodities such as information technology and laboratory equipment in strategic sourcing. The SSLC submitted proposals to the OFPP last month on ways to extend the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative …

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Profile: OFPP Admin Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan serves as administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, having been confirmed by the Senate in May to succeed Dan Gordon. According to the White House, Jordan is responsible for implementing acquisition policies covering more than $500 billion in annual federal contract spending. Prior to this position, …

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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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OFPP Nominee Joseph Jordan Visits Lawmakers For Confirmation Hearing

The White House nominated Joseph Jordan to replace Dan Gordon as Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator in February. Now Jordan awaits congressional approval to take Gordon’s place as the acquisition head, Federal News Radio reports. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, …

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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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Dan Gordon: Acquisition Workforce Needs More People, Training

In a Dec. 19 speech, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel contended that implementing across-the-board standards for the federal government’s procurement of cloud computing services could improve communications between the government and private sector. ExecutiveGov broke down the hour-long speech, here. Dan Gordon, who has served as administrator of the Office of Federal …

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