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Rethink Government Purchasing and Supply Chains

Monday, May 28th, 2012 - 17:10
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Most experts agree that the government purchasing process is cumbersome and inefficient; hundreds of purchasing offices work independently with little or no coordination. The term “purchasing” is used throughout to refer to what is more commonly referred to as “acquisition” within the federal government.

How Can Our Nation Better Compete to Win in the Global Economy Today?

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 14:47
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The traditional approach to increasing national competitiveness has been to increase innovation and government investments in research and development, workforce development, and public infrastructure. Given today’s fiscal realities, the nation must explore alternative policy approaches and ways for government to do its business. These alternatives can enhance national competitiveness in an environment where major new investments will be difficult.

Steven Kempf

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 13:24
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The goal of a sustainable, citizencentered, results-oriented government has compelled federal agencies to find better, smarter ways to dobusiness. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), through its Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), works to provide support and assistance to agencies as they work toward this goal. FAS takes a leadership role in providing centralized acquisition solutions while reducing waste, increasing efficiency, lowering cost, and fostering emerging sectors of the economy.

A Conversation with Admiral Robert Papp Commandant, United States Coast Guard

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 - 13:29
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On the History and Evolving Mission of the U.S. Coast Guard

Reverse Auctioning: Saving Money and Increasing Transparency

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - 12:21
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:52
Reverse Auctioning: Saving Money and Increasing Transparency by Professor David C.Wyld, is the latest report from the IBM Center. It is Professor Wyld’s second on the subject of reverse auctions.

Dr. Nick Nayak

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 - 14:16
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Dr. Nayak is helping to professionalize the federal acquisition workforce; implement methods to obtain acquisition savings; and recruit the next generation of acquisition professionals.
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Sat, 10/22/2011
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Nick Nayak has over 24 years of senior private, public and academic leadership experience. He has been a dynamic figure in the field of federal acquisition – helping to professionalize the federal acquisition workforce; implement methods to obtain acquisition savings; and recruit the next generation of acquisition professionals.

Improving Business Operations of the U.S. Department of Defense

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 - 14:31
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 10:40
The imperative to improve the business operations of the U.S. Department of Defense has never been greater. Secretary of Defense Gates and Deputy Secretary Lynn have clearly articulated the pressing need for reform, driving action across all business areas such as acquisition and logistics, finance, and personnel. Transforming these business processes and systems is motivated by the need to make better use of resources, improve stewardship, and provide the best support possible to the warfighters.

Back to the Future – With Stronger Results

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - 9:57
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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 09:52
Cloud computing, social networks, identity … the promise of new technologies to help Federal agencies reach their goals is stronger than ever.  At the same time, agencies and contractors who want innovation to bring change are often stymied by lengthy, complex government processes, including those for hiring or training good IT Program Managers, requesting funds though the Federal Budget (a 2-year cycle), and doing an acquisition once the funds are awarded.  Add to this an environment where government and industry see more reasons not to talk to reach other about risks and rewards

Contracted Versus Internal Assembly for Complex Products: From Deepwater to the Acquisition Directorate in the U.S. Coast Guard

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - 13:46
It is important to emphasize that the authors have notattempted to assess or evaluate the transition or Project Deepwater itself.Instead, the report focuses on providing lessons learned from the transitionand offers three recommendations for contract management staff, agencyexecutives, and congressional and executive-level policy makers.

IRMCO 2010

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - 16:31
This week the General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting its 49th annual Interagency Resources Management Conference.    An estimated 300 Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Human Capital Officers, Inspectors General, program managers and other senior executive leaders are attending.
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